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Clinical Associate Faculty of Nursing

Portland, ME


Hiring Company

University of Southern Maine

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

The University of Southern Maine's School of Nursing (SON) invites applications for a clinical track, full-time, nine-month (September–May) faculty appointment at the rank of clinical associate faculty to start September 2020. The successful candidate must maintain active clinical practice that will be factored into the workload for this position, along with teaching and service. It is the expectation that faculty be able to teach across the undergraduate and graduate curriculums within their area of expertise. Teaching schedules are flexible with classes taught during a variety of times and days and utilizing various delivery methods including face-to-face and online formats. Nursing classes are taught predominately on the Portland and Lewiston campuses.

The SON is the largest nursing program in the University of Maine System with an enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 125 graduate students. The school grants baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral (DNP) degrees and is housed within the College of Science, Technology and Health. Our teaching facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation center and a new $1.5 M high-fidelity simulation center will open in September 2020. The faculty at the University of Southern Maine are committed to serving the needs of our communities. The School of Nursing has a long tradition of incorporating community-based learning and civic engagement into its program.  To learn more about the School of Nursing visit our webpage at

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.

The USM Service Promise is “Student Focused Every Day;” we seek a faculty member who shares this commitment, with its associated values of respect & care, integrity, equity, and responsiveness.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



  • A completed doctoral degree in nursing or a related field with demonstrated expertise in a specialty area; registered nurse in Maine or eligible for RN licensure in Maine.
  • Certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and licensed in Maine, or must become licensed in Maine as an APRN within 3 months of hire.
  • An unencumbered Maine registered nurse license is required for Maine APRN licensure.
  • Candidates with significant progress toward their doctoral degree will be considered with appointment at the rank of clinical assistant faculty. The doctoral degree must be conferred within one year of hire.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

If you want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources check out the Employment webpage that 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.

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation. 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.

As a public institution, USM seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student, faculty, staff, and community populations to achieve goals of equity, inclusion and justice.  Applicants should submit a statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship, and service, at USM, will contribute to these goals in embracing campus diversity.

All materials must be submitted by November 29, 2019. 

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)

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