Assistant Professor in Special Education

University of Maine at Farmington
Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time

Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, The University of Maine at Farmington 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 for the Division of Secondary and Special Education. The expected start date for this position is September 1, 2022. The division is seeking candidates who share their vision of preparing future educators as well as a diverse population of students. The desired candidate will have experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in special education. The responsibilities of this position include teaching, advising students, serving on department, division, and university communities, and engaging in professional and scholarly work.



  • D. or Ed.D. in special education or a related field. ABDs at the time of application will be considered at the instructor level; a doctorate is required for tenure
  • Experience teaching in the K-12 level with inclusive education
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in special education
  • The ability to work effectively with university students and the community of aspiring educators and educations professionals


  • Significant experience/expertise in one or more of the following areas: inclusive education, special education law, academic or behavioral intervention, assessment, transition, literacy instruction, and math methods in special education
  • Knowledge of professional teaching standards
  • Experience supervising field experience or working with students in the field
  • Academic advising experience
  • Teaching in different modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position."  Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, upload a cover letter that 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 who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via email.

Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021.  Materials received after November 21 will be considered at the discretion of the university.  

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

 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 The University of Maine at Farmington'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).

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