Part-time Faculty – Nursing, Summer 2023



Job description

Campus: All USM locations

City, State: Portland ME

Department: School of Nursing – PCON

Bargaining Unit: PATFA

Statement of Job:

The School of Nursing (SON) at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for anticipated Part-Time Faculty openings for the Summer 2023 semester.  These positions involve teaching clinical nursing to pre-licensure nursing students in the baccalaureate nursing program.   Course meeting dates, times, and lengths may vary depending on the particular lab or clinical.  There will also be required training/orientation meeting(s) prior to the start of the semester as relevant to the course(s) the individual is hired to teach.

Faculty responsibilities include orienting, teaching, supervising, grading, and evaluating pre-licensure nursing students. Clinical sections will have up to 8 students per clinical depending on location, lab/simulation sections may have 8-16 students per lab, and lectures typically have 30-35 students per section.

We have a robust mentorship program for part-time faculty.  Each course has a Course Lead Faculty who serves as the content area expert for the course, mentors other faculty teaching the course, sets up the syllabus, and structures the course content to ensure consistency between sections.

These teaching opportunities could involve any of the following lab, lecture, or clinical courses, depending on our needs, and we will work with those hired to find the best teaching match(es) to their skills, experience, interest, and availability.

Health Assessment Lab (NUR 301):  1-credit.  course meetings are 2 hours per week from the week of 5/15 through 7/28.  Portland campus.

Nursing Fundamentals Lab (NUR 307): 2 credits, course meetings are for 4 hours per week from the week of 5/15 through 7/28.  Portland campus.

Pediatric & Maternity Skills/Simulation Lab (NUR 420):  1 credit, course meetings are 2 hours a week for 7 weeks from the week of 7/6 through 8/18.  We specifically need instructors with maternity/reproductive nursing expertise.  The pediatric portion of the lab is fully staffed.  This lab includes both hands-on learning and simulation. Portland campus.

Advanced Nursing Skills/Simulation Lab Acute Care (NUR 413):  1 credit, course meetings are 4 hours a week for 7 weeks from the week of 5/15 through 7/28.  Portland campus.  Team-taught with two faculty members for each section. Portland campus.

Senior Acute Care Medical/Surgical Clinical (NUR 425):  2 credits, typically one day per week for the first 7 weeks of the semester, the week of 5/15 through 7/28.  Needs are on Mondays at both MMC and CMMC which will have 5 12-hour shifts 7 am-7 pm due to 2 Monday holidays and various units at MMC on Wednesdays for 7 8-hour shifts.

Leadership & Ethics (NUR 470):  3 credits, lecture/seminar course on Wednesdays from 7/3 to 8/18. Portland campus.

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 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.


  • BSN or BS in Nursing from an accredited program, current active Maine RN license or relevant nursing compact license
  • Able to meet employment criteria including background check, immunizations, BLS/CPR certification, and current TB for clinical teaching.
  • Expertise in entry-level nursing skills, and recent practice in clinical nursing.

Other Information:

For information about the University of Maine System’s COVID-19 response and guidelines for employees, please visit Together for Maine.

How to apply

To apply materials must be submitted here

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.  Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references.

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until May 15, 2023, or all positions are filled.

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: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)