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Lecturer in Policy and Nonprofit Management - Two-year Fixed Length

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Security Studies
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Position Title:
Lecturer in Policy and Nonprofit Management - Two-year Fixed Length

All USM locations

City, State:
Portland ME

Muskie School Faculty - PMSPSF

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
Academic Year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service seeks candidates for a two-year fixed length Lecturer in Policy and Nonprofit Management.

The successful candidate will teach graduate courses within the Muskie School of Public Service programs. Specific courses may include: Governance, Democracy, and Public Policy (PPM 610), Organizational Leadership (PPM 615), Policy Argumentation and Advocacy (PPM 570), and Crisis and Risk Management (PPM 560).

Lecturer rank faculty typically teach 12 credit hours per academic semester. The selected candidate will also provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

The Policy, Planning, and Management Program (PPM) at the Muskie School offers graduate-level education and training for those seeking a career in the public and nonprofit sectors. Educational experiences are multi-disciplinary, and problem focused, with flexible delivery through traditional classes and distance technologies. PPM faculty, staff, and students engage in rigorous inquiry about the complex challenges of democratic governance in our diverse communities, states, and nation. Further information about the USM’s PPM Program can be found here .

The targeted starting date for this position will begin August 29, 2022 for a two-year fixed length period and will pay annual salary of $56,000. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position, however, teaching may include face-to-face, online, or blended modalities.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged 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.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. To learn more click on our Benefits Information Summary .

  • A PhD in Public Policy and Management, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated success teaching both in the classroom and online, mentoring a diverse student population, and embracing inclusive education. Teaching experience in higher education.
Other Information:

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.

Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM's successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign.

To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with a list of the names and contact information for three references. Applicants should also submit a statement explaining how their teaching and service, at USM, will contribute to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

All required materials must be submitted byJuly 8, 2022.

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).

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

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