Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Maine seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Clinical or Counseling Psychology starting August 2018. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory psychology, psychopathology, and other relevant courses.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate teaching in psychological science, a program of research/scholarship, effective student advising/mentoring, and service to the department, university, community, and discipline. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The successful candidate may also have opportunities to teach courses that satisfy CORE requirements. The Department is housed within the College of Science, Technology, and Health. Department offices are located on the Portland campus where the majority of courses are held, but courses may be offered on any USM campus or online, depending upon faculty availability and interest, among other factors. For more information about the Department, please visit our website at

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is Maine’s Metropolitan University, 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     

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 campus is 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 "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful 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 campus is 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.


  • PhD in clinical or counseling psychology by the time of appointment (estimated 8/27/18).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory psychology, psychopathology, and other relevant courses.
  • Demonstrated potential for a program of research which can engage students and lead to peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Experience/interest in applying innovative learning practices (e.g., flipped classroom, discussion-based instruction, and/or online learning).
  • Commitment to/experience in fully engaging with students as a faculty, advisor, and mentor.
  • Commitment to/experience with diversity-related issues relevant to mental health and well-being.
  • Commitment to departmental, university, community, and disciplinary service.

Salary range:  mid 50’s

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, a statement of your teaching philosophy and research interest, and sample teaching evaluations.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2017. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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.