Part-time Faculty - Economics, Fall 2023
Economics - PECON
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
To apply please click on "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this
page or visit
You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.
Please submit the following:
- Cover letter describing your field of expertise.
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Complete teaching evaluations
- Contact information of three references
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023
continue until the position is filled.
We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the
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).
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