Current job listings for the University of Maine at Machias can be searched through Oracle.

The Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) works with hiring units to ensure that the university is in compliance with its nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations.


The way the university recruits for positions is guided by its annual affirmative action plans.  Each year, EO prepares an affirmative action plan for women and minorities.  The development of this plan includes a comparison of the current demographics of job groups within the university to demographic data regarding the theoretically available individuals qualified to work in these job groups.  When the number of women or minorities in the theoretically available pool exceeds those in the university’s workforce, annual hiring goals are established.

In accordance with federal regulations, these annual hiring goals are not hiring quotas nor do they require, or even permit, preferential treatment in the hiring process.  Rather, they require targeted outreach in accordance with the goals established.

Please contact  207.581.1226 for administrators and tenure-track faculty searches and for professional and non-tenure-track faculty searches to determine if there are goals for the search being conducted.  If so, EO can assist you in locating appropriate recruitment resources to meet the university’s affirmative action obligations.

Position Announcement

One requirement for all position announcements is that they contain a notice identifying the University as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  This statement must read as follows:

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  [name(optional), title, address, phone number].


For ALL searches, each search committee member must meet with Office of Equal Opportunity staff to be updated on equal opportunity and affirmative action issues that pertain to the search being conducted.  This meeting must occur before the committee meets to review applications for the position.  Briefings are held bi-weekly via Zoom and the schedule can be found on our Search Briefing Schedule page.


If an applicant raises a concern about how they were treated during the application process or the outcome of the search, please call us.

If you have any questions about the  hiring process for administrators and tenure-track faculty or for professional and non-tenure-track faculty, please contact 207.581.1226.

Student Employment

UMaine Machias encourages its students who desire work to apply for jobs both on and off campus, gaining real world experience. There are a number of different types of jobs offered by UMaine Machias including work in Admissions, the Business Office, Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center, Residential Education and Commuter Life, and with our partners, like Sodexo. Many of our students are also employed by local businesses.

Federal Work-Study Program

FWS is a Title IV student aid program allowing eligible students to earn money to help meet educational expenses. Following submission of the FAFSA, students are awarded a FWS maximum earnings award as part of the financial aid package. Suggested hours per week are included on the work authorization. Awards are limited by funding availability and student eligibility. A variety of FWS jobs are offered on campus in many different offices.

Departmental Work Funding

Departmental funds for student employment are also available for qualifying students. Students apply directly to the hiring departments and work awards are made by the departments based on job qualifications and availability of funds. It is not necessary to apply for federal financial aid to receive this funding.

Finding an On Campus Job

The most effective way to find a job is to contact potential supervisors from the Listing of Departments to gather information about jobs and arrange interviews. Many departments post job openings on bulletin boards. Students may also contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about job openings on campus. Students must reapply for funding and jobs each year.

Applying for Employment Funding

Many job opportunities are available to eligible students. Application for funds is an annual process and is the first step in securing student employment. Participation in the work-study program is contingent upon student eligibility for funding, availability of funding, limited placements, and completion of the paperwork that authorizes employment.

U.S. students seeking a FWS position must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA. The application process must be complete before the students can be paid FWS funds.

FWS recipients will receive a work authorization indicating maximum allowable earnings. The student must sign the authorization, obtain their supervisor’s signature, and return the work authorization to the Financial Aid Office.

Any student may apply for UMaine Machias departmental funding by simply applying for a job with a University department. Departments may use their own funds when a position cannot be filled by a FWS-eligible student or when the position is critical to the University’s operation.

Students with FWS or departmental jobs must be matriculated in a UMaine Machias degree program and registered for at least six credits per semester. Rare exceptions are allowed with departmentally funded positions. For example, a non-matriculated student taking fewer than six credits may receive departmental funding for one semester, but funding will be terminated at the end of that semester unless the student matriculates and registers for at least six credits.

Many local businesses in Machias hire UMaine Machias students and work to accommodate their class schedules. The Office of Career Services often posts and informs students of different job and internship opportunities in the Machias area.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University System. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.