Assistant Professor of Nursing (Two positions)
The University of Southern Maine's School of Nursing (SON) invites applications for two tenure track, full-time, nine-month (September–May) faculty appointments at the rank of assistant professor to start September 2021. The SON is the largest nursing program in the University of Maine System with an enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 200 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.
The SON has a long tradition of incorporating community-based learning and civic engagement into its programs. We are committed to supporting a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff to achieve goals of equity, inclusion and justice. Faculty who join our team have the opportunity to teach in our new Interprofessional Education Center and contribute to groundbreaking interprofessional curriculum development. To learn more about the School of Nursing visit our webpage at http://usm.maine.edu/nursing.
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. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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 also offer accelerated asynchronous online graduate programs in nursing education and administration.
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.
New faculty receive release time for a robust University wide orientation in their first semester. Ongoing support includes: a faculty mentorship program, professional development, available support for research and use of technology.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is 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. 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. 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: A completed graduate degree in nursing; Registered nurse in Maine or eligible for RN licensure in Maine. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field with demonstrated expertise in a specialty area. Those with significant progress toward their doctoral degree may be considered with appointment at the rank of lecturer, until degree conferral, no later than May 2022.
Preferred: Specialty focus in mental health, reproductive health, or ability to teach across the curriculum; Specialty focus in nursing administration or nursing education and online teaching; University-level teaching experience.
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.
Benefits Information Summary (link to AFUM one-pager)
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You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, and resume/curriculum vitae. Applicants should submit a statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship, and service, at USM, will contribute to the goals of equity, inclusion, and justice in embracing campus diversity. Contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation will be required for finalists.
All materials must be submitted by March 29, 2021. 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).