Statement of the Job:
The School of Learning and Teaching at the University of Maine invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of Quantitative Methods and Educational Measurement, with an anticipated start date of September 3, 2024.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will report to the School Director and be affiliated with the Research Methodology faculty and the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI). Faculty members share responsibility for programmatic and instructional decisions within and across program options. The position carries a typical 2:2 teaching load for tenure-track faculty.
The successful applicant will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in assessment, measurement theory, and quantitative methods. The position is flexible in terms of specific areas of expertise, including standardized assessment strategies, the use of state educational data, and statistical/research methods for small-sample studies. However, those with interests in all areas of quantitative methods and assessment are encouraged to apply.
Beyond teaching, the person hired is expected to engage in scholarship and provide service to the university and profession. The position requires a terminal degree in education, psychology, or closely related field.
About the University and the Program:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits (https://www.maine.edu/human-resources/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. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer (https://www.bangorregion.com/).
The College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) recognizes that the cultural, social, religious, linguistic, philosophical, and theoretical diversity of faculty, staff, and students is important to maintaining excellent academic and research programs and building healthy communities. COEHD faculty are dedicated to high-quality teaching, research, and service at the college, university, state, and national levels. The School of Learning and Teaching offers degree programs for undergraduates and graduates, including fully CAEP-accredited programs for Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching.
- An earned doctorate in education, psychology, or closely related field by date of hire.
- Coursework and training in any of the following areas: assessment, measurement theory, quantitative methods
- Potential for scholarly productivity, including a programmatic research agenda
- Potential for securing external funding to support research
- Interest in collaborating with colleagues in the School of Learning and Teaching
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring student research at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels
- Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses
- Ability to teach in-person and online classes
- Teaching experience in higher education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
- Interest in any of the following areas: standardized assessment instruments, state educational data, non-parametric or small-sample research/statistical methods
- Extensive experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc.
- Coursework and training in educational psychology in any of the following areas: learning theory, motivation, cognitive science, and/or cognitive development
- Experience working on team projects
- Experience in collaborative efforts with state agencies
- Interest in state education policy
- Experience working with large and diverse population-based databases
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=82509. 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.) Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
4.) Contact information for three professional references
5.) 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.
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Craig Mason at email@example.com.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
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 nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 127 Alumni Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).