Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Maine invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Criminology, Economics, and Sociology Department.  The primary area of specialization is open, but applicants are expected to have an established record of excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching in sociology and criminology, an active research program in both sociology and criminology, and a commitment to academic advising and university service. Preference will also be given to candidates whose area(s) of expertise complement existing strengths in both sociology and criminology. The teaching load is three courses per semester and opportunities exist to teach during both summer and winter sessions. The beginning date for the position is September 1, 2017.  For more information on the department: http://usm.maine.edu/criminology-economics-sociology

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at http://www.usm.maine.edu

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 Portland campusis located in “one of America’s most livable cities,” according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!
  • USM’sbeautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campusis home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.



Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, or closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

Anticipated salary range – low to mid 50s

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of commitment to diversity.  We also require three letters of reference.  Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016.  Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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