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Assistant Professor of Nursing

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University of Maine - USM
Physical Address
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
Job Description

Position Title:
Assistant Professor of Nursing


City, State:
Portland, ME

School of Nursing – PCON

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Nursing (SON) invites applications for a tenure track, full-time, nine-month (September-May) faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor to start September 2020. The SON is the largest nursing program in the University of Maine System with an enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 125 graduate students. The school grants baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral (DNP) degrees and is housed within the College of Science, Technology and Health. Our teaching facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation center and a new $1.5 M high-fidelity simulation center will open in September 2020. The faculty at the University of Southern Maine are committed to serving the needs of our communities. The School of Nursing has a long tradition of incorporating community-based learning and civic engagement into its program. We also have an international interprofessional partnership offered in the Dominican Republic. To learn more about the School of Nursing visit our webpage at .

Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate must be able to teach across the undergraduate and graduate curricula within their area of expertise. Teaching schedules are flexible with classes taught during a variety of times and days, and utilizing various delivery methods including face-to-face and online formats. Nursing classes are taught predominantly on the Portland and Lewiston campuses. We will also be offering accelerated online graduate programs beginning spring 2020.

Faculty with the rank of assistant professor are expected to advance a scholarship agenda. Service expectations can be met with activities related to the department, college, university, professional organizations, and community.

The USM Service Promise is “Student Focused Every Day;” we seek a faculty member who shares this commitment, with its associated values of 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.


Required: A completed doctoral degree in nursing or a related field with demonstrated expertise in a specialty area by time of appointment; Registered nurse in Maine or eligible for RN licensure in Maine. ABD’s with strong likelihood of Ph.D completion may also be considered at a Lecturer rank until completion, within one year of appointment, at which time the appointment will convert to a tenure-track position.

Preferred: Specialty focus in adult health, mental health, or family health; experience in simulation and/or interest in developing service learning community partnerships; specialty focus in nursing administration; University-level teaching experience.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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To Apply:

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.

As a public institution, USM seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student, faculty, staff, and community populations to achieve goals of equity, inclusion and justice. Applicants should submit a statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship, and service, at USM, will contribute to these goals in embracing campus diversity.

All materials must be submitted by December 9, 2019.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Diversity Statement, References

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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director 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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