The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Southern Maine is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education with expertise in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to teach online and campus-based courses and coordinate clinical field experiences in the Master’s degree and state-approved special education teacher certification program. Included are graduate and undergraduate online and campus-based courses serving other teacher certification pathways.
The successful candidate will teach a range of online and campus-based clinical and content courses in special education, coordinate clinical experiences, advise graduate and undergraduate students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and provide service to the program, university, community, and profession.
The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
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Applicants will have earned a doctorate in special education, or a related field, by time of employment. Experience teaching special education in K-12 settings, working in or consulting with Multi-Tiered Systems of Student Support, and post-secondary teaching are required. Preferred qualifications include experience in: teaching in general education K-12 programs, teaching special education in middle and/or high school, student teaching supervision, teaching online college or post-secondary courses, implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), experience or expertise in emerging mental health needs in K-12, school-university partnerships, and/or special education for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests.
All required materials must be submitted by November 1, 2018.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern 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: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.