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Lecturer in Chemistry (2 Year Fixed-Length)

University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine
To be discussed during the recruitment process
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Health / Safety, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), Division of Natural Sciences is seeking applicants for a two-year, fixed-length position, beginning September 1, 2023. Teaching duties are at the undergraduate level and will involve teaching both lectures and labs for our general chemistry sequence taken by all first-year science majors in biology, geology, and environmental science programs. The successful applicant will also serve as Chemical Hygiene Officer for the division, overseeing chemical safety and the proper disposal of chemical waste and biowaste. A full-time, twelve-credit-hour teaching load will include in-person and/or online instruction. UMF faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs, committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning and committed to effective use of technology. Additionally, this position will provide service to the University, by participating in admissions events and interacting with the internal and external community in a collegial and professional manner.  

UMF serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and offers a wide array of liberal arts and professional programs leading to certificates, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The University offers general education and degree-specific courses using modalities including in-person, hyflex, video conferencing, and online instruction.

This position reports to the Division Chair.

About University of Maine at Farmington:

The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998.

The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.  With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price — providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting.  Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education

Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?

  • Nationally Ranked public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.
  • An Outdoorsy College located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.
  • An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college.
  • A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.
  • A small, friendly campus where Students are the center of the universe.
  • A place where caring Professors work side by side with students — in research, creative endeavors, in the classroom and outside.
  • An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities — often at the level and depth found at graduate school.
  • A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students who thrive on challenges.
  • A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun — lots of fun.
  • A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it’s OK to be you.

We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you.




  • Master's Degree or ABD (all but dissertation) in Chemistry or related discipline. Either must be met no later than the position start date.


  • Ph.D in chemistry or related discipline.
  • One year of teaching experience.

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

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted electronically via "Apply for Position." Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, and upload:

1)  A cover letter, which describes your qualifications, interests and suitability for the position

2)  A resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and teaching philosophy

3)  Contact information for three (3) 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.

Review of applications will begin April 8, 2023. Materials received after the end of business day on April 7, 2023 will be considered at the discretion of the University. Incomplete application materials will not be considered.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening and references.

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. View our Benefits Information Summary for additional information.

The University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical medical providers (including athletic trainers) and mental health providers and their clinical interns when working in their capacity as providers.    

The University of Maine at Farmington 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).



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