University of Southern Maine
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USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.

Sep 26, 2018
The University of Southern Maine seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Psychology with a specialization in Social and/or Personality Psychology for a joint faculty hire with our Honors Program starting September 2019. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in general education and in their discipline.  In addition to teaching, the faculty member will provide formal academic advising to our growing Honors student population.   The faculty member will design and teach a mix of the following interdisciplinary Honors courses: HON 215 Thinking in Honors, HON 311 Community-Based Learning, HON 331 Internship and HON 415 Capstone, in addition to PSY 230 Social Psychology, PSY 338 Theories of Personality, and psychology elective-based courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate their direct contributions to students’ academic success and persistence through active and engaged learning, mentoring, and advising. The teaching load for this position is 3 courses per semester.   Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate teaching in honors and psychological science, a program of research/scholarship, effective student advising/mentoring, and service to the department, university, community, and discipline. The Psychology Department is housed within the College of Science, Technology, and Health. Department offices are located on the Portland campus where the majority of courses are held, but courses may be offered on any USM campus or online, depending upon faculty availability and interest, among other factors. For more information about the Psychology Department and Honors Program, please visit our websites at and .   The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. 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. Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources?  Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through 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.   Required Qualifications: PhD in Social and/or Personality Psychology, or closely related sub-field, by the time of appointment (estimated 9/03/19). Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary learning Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Demonstrated potential for a program of research which can engage students and lead to peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Experience/interest in applying innovative learning practices (e.g., flipped classroom, discussion-based instruction, and/or community-based learning). Commitment to/experience in fully engaging with students as a faculty, advisor, and mentor. Commitment to departmental, university, community, and disciplinary service.   Preferred Qualifications: At least one semester teaching undergraduate social psychology and/or theories of personality. Experience teaching in an honors setting/seminar style instruction. Interest/experience in social justice. Experience mentoring undergraduate students.   Salary is $55,000   Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and teaching evaluations. All required materials must be submitted by November 1, 2018. 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. 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).    
University of Southern Maine Portland, Maine 04038 Full time