Program Evaluation Specialist, STEM Education Research @ University of Maine

May 13, 2021

Statement of the Job">Statement of the Job:

The purpose of this position is to support data collection and analysis, report writing, and dissemination of findings for project and program evaluations under the direction of the RiSE Center’s Research and Evaluation Coordinator. The Program Evaluation Specialist will use qualitative and quantitative methods to support both formative and summative evaluation of projects and programs. The Program Evaluation Specialist will also communicate results and findings to project leaders and stakeholders in order to support, inform, and strengthen integration of STEM education research into practice. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $48,000 - $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Complete Job Description 

About the University">About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.


Further information about UMaine can be found at


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. 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 here.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in STEM education, or equivalent.
  • Experience conducting and coordinating classroom and discipline-based education research or program/project evaluations. 
  • Exceptionally strong organizational abilities.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.



  • Master’s degree in a STEM discipline or in STEM education.
  • Experience in research or program evaluation. 

Other Information">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.) contact information for three professional references


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.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: April 30, 2021
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: May 7, 2021
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: May 14, 2021
Tentative start date: June 1, 2021


For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Laura Millay at or 207-581-4677.


Appropriate background checks are required.


Apply here.