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University Of Maine - Assistant Professor Job Posting

University Of Maine - Assistant Professor Job Posting

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks to fill a 50% teaching, 50% research tenure-track academic year Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of January 2023.

The University of Maine offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the State of Maine. Our mission is to promote excellence in academic and clinical education, research and service in speech-language pathology and audiology to serve individuals with communication disorders across the life span.

We provide a significant to service to the state by not only educating future speech-language pathologists who will practice in the state but also by providing services to individuals in our on-campus clinic and through community outreach programs in preschools, public schools, medical facilities and state organizations.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a research line with the potential for external funding and service to the university which includes advising graduate and undergraduate students and leadership roles commensurate with rank and experience.

The program is committed to Diversity and Belonging. We seek qualified candidates committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, mentorship and service. We encourage applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate to apply.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • A 50% teaching/50% research appointment is equal to 12 credits of teaching per academic year
  • Teaching release time for other academic responsibilities such as clinical practice, research, and service is at the discretion of the chair/director.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here.



  • Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution
  • Demonstrated scholarship potential and an interest in engaging students in research or translating research into practice.
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service capacity for excellence in university-level teaching and mentoring


  • Academic teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Earned CCC-SLP with experience in medical speech-language pathology.
  • Licensure or eligibility in Maine as SLP
  • Preference will be given to candidates with potential to expand community outreach and collaborative research projects addressing rural health needs.
  • An established research agenda or plan including but not limited to: previous publications, grant funding, and/or participation in conferences.
  • Expertise and experience in the following areas: adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, medical speech-language pathology, fluency, school-age language and literacy, autism, clinical methods, research methods and multicultural/diversity

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Here is the link

 For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair, Nancy Hall at


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: October 3, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 4, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 11, 2022
Tentative start date: January 1, 2023

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Additional Info

Contact Name : Nancy Hall

Contact Address : University of Maine
310 Dunn Hall
Orono, Maine 04469

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 207 581-2404

Application Deadline : 10/1/2022

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