Part-Time Faculty - Recreation and Leisure Studies REC 285 Fall
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Recreation & Leisure Studies - PRLS
Statement of Job:
The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Exercise, Health,
and Sports Science/Recreation and Leisure Studies invites
applications for a part-time faculty position beginning fall 2021
semester. This position involves instruction in all aspects of
animal-assisted therapy (AAT).
Primary responsibilities include preparing the syllabus, presenting
the class material, grading student assignments, and posting grades
prior to the USM deadline. The ideal candidate will possess
experience and success in classroom, clinical teaching, and
animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in a variety of settings.
Part-time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on
prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees have
access to the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and the USM
Sullivan Gym fitness center (s) with the USM Card. USM also offers
Part-time faculty the opportunity for development through our
Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD), and other learning
and development opportunities offered throughout the year.
The USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse
team of leaders, faculty, and staff. Women, minorities, individuals
with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Has experience in teaching AAT.
- Has the ability to create and gather a network of AAT
professional resources that students will interact with.
- Understand about the human-animal bond, animal behavior, and
theories of positive training.
- Demonstrated teaching effectiveness creating and presenting
- Related professional practitioner work experience in the
- Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success, and
Anticipated credit hour compensation – dependent upon teaching
experience, credentials, and course load.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will need
to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You
will need to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list
of the names and contact information of at least three
All required materials must be submitted by August 11, 2021. We are
not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the
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).
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References