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Part-Time Faculty - Recreation and Leisure Studies REC 285 Fall 21

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Details

Position Title:
Part-Time Faculty - Recreation and Leisure Studies REC 285 Fall 21

All USM locations

City, State:
Portland, ME

Recreation & Leisure Studies - PRLS

Bargaining Unit:

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 class material.
  • Related professional practitioner work experience in the field.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success, and active learning.

Other Information:

Anticipated credit hour compensation – dependent upon teaching experience, credentials, and course load.

To Apply:

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 references.

All required materials must be submitted by August 11, 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).

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References
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