Campus: All USM locations

City, State: Gorham ME

Department: Educ
Psych & Exceptionality – PSPY

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Work Schedule: academic year

Statement of Job:

Are you committed
to preparing highly qualified school psychologists and behavior analysts to support academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success for
the diverse school-aged population?

If so, we invite you to apply to join our team.

The Department of
Educational and School Psychology at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our
collaborative graduate faculty in Fall 2023.

The Department

USM's Educational and School
Psychology programs prepare students for careers as school psychologists and/or behavior analysts and emphasize the application of
evidence-based practices within a collaborative, problem-solving framework to promote academic, social-emotional, and behavioral success for
diverse PK-12 learners. USM is the only institution in Maine preparing school psychologists and behavior analysts; therefore, faculty
within the department engage actively with local schools, agencies, and professional organizations to advance practice within these fields.
The successful candidate will join a supportive faculty dedicated to promoting equitable outcomes for PK-12 learners by providing high
quality graduate training and engaging meaningfully with the community.

USM's Department of Educational and School Psychology
presently offers the following graduate certificates and degrees:

  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Behavior
  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration),
  • Master of Science in
    Educational Psychology (School Psychology Concentration), and
  • Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology.

The applied
behavior analysis programs integrate an Association for Behavior Analysis International Verified Course Sequence. The school psychology
programs are approved by the Maine Department of Education and align with the graduate training standards endorsed by the National
Association of School Psychologists.

The Position

The position of Assistant Professor offers a unique
opportunity to shape the future direction of the department's growing programs and advance the science and practice of school psychology and
behavior analysis within the state of Maine.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching three graduate-level
    courses per semester during the fall and spring, with options to teach during the summer session for additional
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students;
  • Maintaining an active scholarly agenda;
  • Coordinating the
    ABAI Verified Course Sequence; and
  • Engaging in other University and professional service.

The targeted start date for
the position is Fall 2023, and the position will require an on-campus presence in addition to the delivery of online coursework.

is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of the learners we serve. We
welcome applicants with multicultural competence. Women, members of minoritized and marginalized populations, individuals with disabilities,
and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University and Community

The Department of Educational and School
Psychology is part of USM's School of Education and Human Development, which aims to foster respectful and collaborative learning
communities, well-informed decision-making, valid reasoning, and a concern for equity and social justice in the fields of education and
human development. Faculty are well-respected practitioners and scholars, who are deeply committed to their students and active in both
state and national professional associations. The larger USM community also lives the service promise, Student Focused Every
and endorses the core values of Respect and Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness. We are seeking a team
member who understands and supports these values.

USM is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60
languages are spoken within an hour's drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. USM's three environmentally friendly
campuses are unique; yet, all share the extensive resources of the University and a commitment to strong community partnerships. Offering
easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most
exciting metropolitan region. This position will join the USM community on its Gorham campus and realize a mission of service to the

Benefits and Resources

USM provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays,
vacation, and sick time; health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver
program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.  Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn


  • Earned doctorate in school psychology, applied behavior
    analysis, or a related field by the time of appointment
  • Eligibility for credentialing as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral

Other Information:

in the University of Maine System also are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols. These currently include, but are not limited to,
being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.
information can be found at 
for Maine

Application Requirements

Materials may be submitted via the "Apply
for position" link at the bottom of the job posting page or by visiting https://usm.maine.edu/jobs.

Applicants should create an applicant profile and submit the
following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research
    interests, including a statement of your approach to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Names and contact
    information for three professional references

We will review applications as they are submitted, and all required materials
must be submitted by October 31, 2022.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful

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.

For inquiries
regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine
Relay System)

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)


Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Teaching Statement