We seek a seasoned leader to be a steward of excellence in teaching and scholarship during an exciting time in the department’s development. The successful candidate will have experience in academic leadership (chair preferred), and demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and scholarship. The Department Chair runs and leads the department, oversees student success, works with university partners and serves on the Dean’s leadership team. This is an excellent position for an established teacher-scholar interested in leading an already successful department to greater achievement. UNE is a dynamic institution, grounded in the liberal arts and excelling in the health sciences. It is located on the Southern Maine coast and in the metropolitan area of Portland, listed by Forbes as the number one most “livable city” in the US.

As the second largest department in the College of Arts and Sciences, we house 3 undergraduate majors enrolling about 200 students. In addition to the Psychology major, we are also home to an Animal Behavior major and a Neuroscience major.  We are a vibrant, collegial, and relatively young department, accomplished in teaching, scholarship and student advising/mentorship.


The Department Chair position is a five-year appointment, with the possibility for renewal or extension, to begin by August 2013.  Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology. While specialty is open, special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in Developmental Psychology and demonstrated leadership success.

* Background check may be required.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit the following materials to contact listed below:

Cover Letter



Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications will only be accepted electronically and should include a cover letter, highlighting your experiences as a faculty member and administrator, curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation. Please direct all application materials to:  careers@une.edu with “Chair Department of Psychology”in the subject line.  For specific job inquiries, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Glenn Stevenson gstevenson@une.edu  For more information about the college, please visit our website at www.une.edu. UNE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.