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Lecturer of Special Education

University Of Maine System
Machias, ME
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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The University of Maine at Machias invites applicants for a 9-month lecturer of special education position beginning August 2024. The successful candidate for this position will have an EdD or PhD degree in special education or a related field, or a master's degree in special education or a related field.

The candidate's primary interest and commitment must be to high quality undergraduate instruction, with a particular interest and expertise in teaching special education courses for future teachers. Demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred, as well as teaching experience in an early childhood or early elementary special education setting. The preferred applicant will have interest and expertise in state and federal special education law, as well as experience teaching young children with high incidence disabilities.

All UMM faculty are expected to be involved in the life of the institution and the success of its students who are diverse in skills, ages, and backgrounds. We want someone strongly committed to teaching, mentoring, and service at a rural branch campus of the University of Maine.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching 12 undergraduate credits per semester
  • Advising students and maintaining office hours
  • Service to campus, community, and discipline, including pre-K-12 professional development
  • Occasional supervision of clinical placements
  • Program & curriculum development, revision, and evaluation
  • Attendance and engagement in University of Maine System collaborative discussions, including but not limited to planning and development of the relationship with graduate faculty in special education at the University of Maine's Orono campus.
About the University:

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM), the regional campus of the University of Maine, awards baccalaureate and associate degrees, and certificates. Established in 1909, it is the easternmost university campus in the United States, located on the Gulf of Maine and surrounded by rivers, forests, fishing villages, and blueberry barrens. This unspoiled portion of the Atlantic coast is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and quality of life.

UMM serves approximately 750 students with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. The academic experience emphasizes learning both in the classroom and in experiential settings, with a focus on community-engaged educational opportunities. The area's bountiful natural resources, and rich environmental, recreational, cultural, and education traditions inform the campus. For more information about the University visit

The University of Maine at Machias offers awide range of benefitsfor 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. For more information about Machias, Maine, please click here .


  • Master's degree in Education or closely related field
  • EdD, PhD, or related degree

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. 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 transcripts

You will also need to complete 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.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: October 15, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 1, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: December 1, 2023
Tentative start date: January 2024 or September 2024

Appropriate background checks are required.

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, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts

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