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Part-time Faculty - POP 101: Yoga Through the Liberal Arts

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Humanities, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Title:
Part-time Faculty - POP 101: Yoga Through the Liberal Arts


City, State:
Portland ME

Dean -Arts Humanities Socl Sci - PADEN

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Statement of Job:

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Maine seeks a certified yoga instructor for a part-time position co-teaching a class that helps students explore liberal arts majors through the study of and practice of yoga. Topics will include yoga philosophy, history, and the sociology of yoga in America.

Teaching responsibilities for this position include working with a faculty co-lead to select readings and facilitate class discussion, and leading students through a yoga practice for each class meeting. The class will run from 11/03/2022 to 12/08/2022 and will meet Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00PM. The instructor will also read and assess journal entries and a short final reflective paper.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS) is the public liberal arts college of Maine’s cultural and professional center. We offer our diverse community of learners a high-quality, affordable education with opportunities for engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity under the mentorship of a distinguished faculty. Our strong liberal and fine arts programs provide the heart and soul of the undergraduate experience at the University of Southern Maine . To learn more about USM’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences click here .

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 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.

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.

  • Certified yoga instructor
  • Experience teaching topics such as yoga history, philosophy, and sociology.
  • Familiar with trauma-informed and inclusive pedagogies.
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. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, including a list of the names and contact information for three references.

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

All required materials must be submitted by July 1, 2022 .

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
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