Diversity is not the objective. It is a means to facilitate our achieving the critical objective: innovation. National Science Foundation

Effective recruitment = diversity = inclusive excellence at UMaine.

Use the resources linked here to prepare for, and conduct an inclusive and productive faculty search.

Beyond Recruitment

Explore these unique resources that help our international colleagues and new faculty and students of color feel at home.


China Garden (Orono): Off-menu cooking for Chinese customers, owner may order Asian groceries.
Long Grain (Camden): Thai food and Asian market.
Me Lon Togo (Searsport & Waterville): West African cuisine.
Serendib (Ellsworth): Sri Lankan menu; considered the best Indian restaurant in Maine.
Taste Jamaica Take-Out (Ellsworth): Caribbean offerings.


China Garden (Orono): small selection of Asian groceries.
Layla’s Bazaar (Orono): Halal meats (frozen) and Middle Eastern/Mediterranean groceries.
Long Grain (Camden): Full-scale Asian market.
Natural Living Center (Bangor): Bangor’s best selection of Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern ingredients.
Tropical Tastes and Styles (Bangor): African and Caribbean food.

Hair, Skin & Beauty Products / Hair Styling

Tropical Tastes and Styles (Bangor): Beauty products and hairstyling for people of color. display of international flags