Assistant Professor of Special Education

Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.

The University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Special Education.

The Division of Secondary and Special Education invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who shares our vision of preparing future educators as well as a diverse population of students. The desired candidate will additionally have experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in special education. The responsibilities of the position include teaching; advising students; serving on department, division, and university committees; and engaging in professional and scholarly work. Teaching load is three courses per semester or the equivalent. This position reports to the chair of the division.



  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred, ABD considered, with an earned doctorate in special education or related field; ABDs at the time of application will be considered at the instructor level; doctorate required for tenure.
  • Other qualifications required include knowledge of professional teaching standards; and, 
  • Experience teaching at the K-12 level with inclusive education, experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in special education; and,
  • Proven ability to work effectively with university students and the community of aspiring educators and education professionals.

Preferred: In addition, the following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Significant experience/expertise in one or more of the following areas: inclusive education, assistive technology, special education law, academic or behavioral intervention.
  • Academic advising experience
  • Successful grant writing
  • Teaching in different modalities such as face to face, online, and hybrid

Materials must be submitted via Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences, with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (preferably, at least one of which pertains to college teaching) who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via email.

Position begins on September 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require, and understand that a successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer with a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus should travel or other restrictions apply.

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.

The University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical medical providers (including athletic trainers) and mental health providers and their clinical interns when working in their capacity as providers.

The University of Maine at Farmington 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).