Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Maine, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Southern Maine’s College of Science, Technology and Health seeks candidates for a 9 month academic-year tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank within the Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences (EHSS).  Anticipated start date is September 1, 2021.  

The Department of EHSS offers undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Sciences (four tracks) and Recreation and Leisure Studies (therapeutic recreation concentration). These programs enroll approximately 450 students and are accredited by the CAATE (AT) and CAAHEP (ES) and provide a quality learning environment through content-rich curricula, student-faculty interactions, and active learning experiences that emphasize the application of knowledge.  We live our Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day, and are looking for a faculty member who understands this promise and supports our core values of respect & care, integrity, equity and responsiveness.   For information about the Department and our degree programs please visit

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in personal health and wellness, health promotion programs and health-related research in at least two of our degree programs and within the candidate’s area of expertise.  We are currently exploring enhancing our curriculum in health sciences to prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. Tenure-track faculty typically teach nine credit hours (3 courses) per academic semester.  The selected candidate will also conduct, present and publish scholarly work in state, regional and national forums, seek external funding to support scholarly interests, and provide service (including advising) to the department, college, university, community and profession.

The maximum salary approved for this position is approximately $60,000 for the 9-month academic year. 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 qualifications:  A completed Doctorate in Health Sciences, Public Health, or a related field from an accredited university. Candidates who have yet to complete the doctorate will be considered but the terminal degree must be completed by the position’s start date.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of scholarly productivity, external funding to support scholarly interests, university level teaching experience, and undergraduate student advising.

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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You will need to submit a cover letter; a resume/curriculum vita that fully describes your qualifications and teaching experiences in your area of expertise with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; contact information for three professional references, at least one of which who can speak to your ability to serve in the faculty role; a statement describing your teaching philosophy and inclusive approaches to support a diverse campus community (2 pages maximum).

All materials must be submitted by April 11, 2021.

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).