Part-time Faculty - Spoken Languages, Fall 2023

University of Southern Maine
April 01, 2023
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Position Title:

Part-time Faculty - Spoken Languages, Fall 2023


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Portland ME


Linguistics - PLIN

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Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine's Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for part-time instructor positions to teach 100- to 300-level spoken languages courses for our Fall 2023 Semester. The languages we offer regularly are: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Wabanaki languages. We occasionally offer other languages and are especially interested in a course in Korean.

The Department of Linguistics is an undergraduate program within the College of Science, Technology and Health. Linguistics students can major in general linguistics or in a number of concentrations. We also offer several minors.

Information on our programs, as well as the list of courses and descriptions is 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 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.


  • Native or near-native fluency in the language and Master's degree in a discipline related to the language (except as supervised co-instructors in a local community language).
  • Other Information:

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

    To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs.

    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 applications will begin on April 1, 2023 and will continue until 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)

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, CV/Resume

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