Assistant Professor of Special Education
The University of Maine invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education beginning August 30, 2021. We seek expertise in quantitative research and/or single-case design, and intensive interventions to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities to join a dynamic faculty at Maine’s flagship university.

The Institution, Program, and Area: The University of Maine is the state land- and sea-grant university and is committed to maintaining a leadership role as the System’s flagship campus. Further, the University of Maine is the sole research university in the state. Faculty in the College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to high-quality teaching, research, and service at the college, university, state, and national levels. Graduate programs in special education are offered in the School of Learning and Teaching. M.Ed. programs include certification options in high-incidence disabilities (K-8 or 7-12), low-incidence disabilities (K-12), and early intervention (Birth-5). Non-certification programs include an individualized M.Ed. in special education, an Education Specialist (Ed.S), and four graduate certificates (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Special Education Leadership).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: This position will report to the School Director and be affiliated with faculty in the special education program. Faculty members share responsibility for programmatic and instructional decisions within and across program options. The successful candidate will be able to participate in graduate curriculum development and revision, program evaluation, community service, and ensuring that the program is aligned with CAEP and CEC standards. More specifically, the position requires (1) teaching on-line graduate courses in special education; (2) designing and teaching advanced special education 600-level courses; (3) mentoring graduate students; (4) supervising graduate student capstone projects and research; (5) engaging in scholarship including an articulated research agenda; (6) providing service and leadership on campus and at local, state, and national levels; (7) assisting with the development of a Ph.D. program in Special Education.

About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found 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.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in special education or a closely related field by date of hire.
• Expertise to teach advanced quantitative and/or single-case design methods
• Potential for scholarly productivity, including proposed research agenda in special education.
• Specialization and research in the areas related to, but not limited to intensive interventions to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities, including reading disability, math disability, emotional and/or behavior disorder with demonstrated conceptual, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills.
• Suitable experience and academic preparation for teaching and mentoring at the master’s and doctoral levels.
• Special education teaching experience in K-12 schools.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of successful graduate teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: intensive intervention to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities, such as reading disability, math disability, emotional or behavior disorder, intellectual disability, and/or autism spectrum disorder.
• Expertise in assistive technology and accessible educational materials
• Suitable academic preparation for mentoring doctoral students.
• Experience in teaching through distance education modalities.
• Potential for securing external funding to support research.
• Successful work with families, schools, state departments of education, and other community groups serving students with disabilities.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at 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
4.) Submission of writing samples is preferred, but, not required.

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.

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, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 67649

Contact Information
Deborah Rooks-Ellis
[email protected]
University of Maine
College of Education & Human Development 5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, 04469