Mar 29, 2024

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME, USA
Full time Clinical

Job Description

The Psychology Department at the University of Southern Maine is welcoming applications to fill a full-time lecturer position in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology for Fall 2024, beginning September 3, 2024.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in their discipline to join a team of faculty in a growing department with a vibrant student body and warm community.  In addition to teaching, the faculty member will provide formal academic advising to Psychology majors.

The faculty member will design and teach a mix of the following courses: Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Learning, and Cognitive Processes, in addition to other courses in alignment with the candidate’s 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 4 courses per semester.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Maine offers a BA degree within the College of Science, Technology, and Health that can be accomplished in 4 years with full-time study. We also offer a minor in psychology for students in other majors. Our focus is on educating students on the fundamentals of scientific theories and research methods within the field and preparing them for graduate-level studies and professions where they can utilize the wide array of skills and knowledge that the degree confers: the ability to systematically analyze problems, use critical thinking to evaluate information, and understand human social dynamics and the ways we learn and process information.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate teaching in psychological science, effective student advising/mentoring, and service to the department. The successful candidate may also have opportunities to teach courses that satisfy CORE requirements. The 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.

The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2024 on our Portland Campus and will pay annual salary of $49,725.  This is an on campus, in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We embrace an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events.  USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

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

The University of Southern Maine (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 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.  Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: health, dental and vision insurance/ short and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% of base compensation employer contribution; and more.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Psychology or related discipline by the time of appointment (estimated 9/3/2024).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in psychology.
  • Experience/interest in applying innovative learning practices (e.g., flipped classroom, discussion-based instruction).
  • Commitment to/experience in fully engaging with students as an instructor and advisor.·      
  • Commitment to/experience with diversity-related issues relevant to mental health and well-being.
  • Commitment to departmental, university, community, and disciplinary service.

Click on "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the job posting or visit USM Jobs

You will create an applicant profile and submit the following:   

  •  Cover Letter
  •  Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches, and representative student evaluations 
  • Diversity Statement 
  • The names and contact information of three references

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted. 

All materials must be submitted by Monday, April 29, 2024

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).



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