Part-time Faculty - Educational and School Psychology (Spring 2020)

Oct 12, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title:Part-time Faculty - Educational and School Psychology (Spring 2020) Campus:Gorham City, State:Gorham, ME Department:Educ Psych & Exceptionality - PSPY Bargaining Unit:PATFA Salary Band/Wage Band:PATFA wage schedule Work Schedule:PATFA Statement of Job:

The Educational and School Psychology Department at the University of Southern Maine (USM) invites applications for part time faculty to deliver instruction within our Behavior Analyst Certification Board® Verified Course Sequence (BACB® VCS). Part time faculty responsibilities include (a) utilizing effective instructional methodologies to deliver verified course content, (b) providing students with timely formative and summative performance feedback, and (c) adhering to all USM and BACB® VCS policies and procedures.

Part-time faculty will be required to teach one course during the spring 2020 semester, which extends from January 21 to May 8, 2020. Course options include Functional Behavioral Assessment (SPY 604) and Professional Ethics in Behavior Analysis (SPY 608). Both courses will be delivered using a synchronous online format (Zoom videoconferencing) on Thursdays from 4-7pm EDT. The Functional Behavioral Assessment course examines a variety of behavioral assessment methods for (a) identifying the variables that contribute to behavioral problems and (b) guiding the design of effective behavioral interventions. Functional behavioral assessment techniques covered in the course include interviews, observations, descriptive assessments, and functional analyses. The Professional Ethics in Behavior Analysis course provides in-depth preparation for ethical practices in behavior analysis. Drawing from the ethical standards of the BACB®, the course includes readings and practice in the application of ethical standards across clinical and school settings.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Part time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees have access to the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and fitness center (s) with their USM Card. USM also offers Part time faculty the opportunity for development frequently through our Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD), the chance to get an online teaching certification and training through CTEL, in addition to other developmental opportunities open to all staff throughout the year.


Qualified candidates must be credentialed Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with at least 2 years of clinical experience in school settings. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in school psychology.Qualified candidates must be credentialed Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with at least 2 years of clinical experience in school settings. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in school psychology.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by October 31, 2019. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:Other Required Documents:Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References