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Part-time Faculty - Economics, Fall 2023

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2023

Job Details

Position Title:
Part-time Faculty - Economics, Fall 2023


City, State:
Portland ME

Economics - PECON

Bargaining Unit:

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s Economics Department invites applicants for a part-time faculty position for our Fall 2023 Semester beginning August 28, 2023 .

The successful candidate will teach one section of Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECO 101) and one section of Introduction to Microeconomics (ECO 102). This course will be taught online .

Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECO 101) : This course involves an analysis of the basic characteristics, institutions, and activities of modern market economies. Topics discussed include inflation, unemployment, government monetary and fiscal policy, full employment, and economic growth.

Introduction to Microeconomics (ECO 102) : This course is an Introduction to the analysis of individual markets: the functioning of prices in a market economy, economic decision making by producers and consumers, and market structure. Topics discussed include consumer preferences and consumer behavior, production theory and production costs, the monopoly firm, and resource pricing. Additional topics are determined by individual instructors.

All part time faculty are responsible for providing our students with a high-quality learning environment, while utilizing their focused expertise and experience in their individual classroom, laboratories and studios.

The University of Southern Maine Economics Program has a proud tradition of faculty trained in heterodox as well as neo-classical economics, with research interests in macro-theory and money, global and regional development, economic history, applied microeconomics including labor, gender, happiness, food, environmental and natural resources, and social justice. The program seeks faculty who are able to introduce students to standard quantitative and theoretical methods, who understand the value of humanistic/liberal arts approaches, institutional and historical inquiry, student writing, and classroom participation.

Part-time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees can use their USM Card to access the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and fitness center (s). USM also offers part-time faculty the opportunity for development frequently through our Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD) and the chance to get an online teaching certification and training through CTEL, in addition to other developmental opportunities open to all staff throughout the year.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces 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 core 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.

Want to know more about employment, benefits, and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

  • A completed Master’s Degree in Economics.
  • Strong demonstrated record of online teaching.
Other Information:

To apply please click on "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page or visit USM Jobs .

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. Please submit the following:
  • Cover letter describing your field of expertise.
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Complete teaching evaluations
  • Contact information of three references
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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).

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Teaching Evaluations, Teaching Statement

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