The Muskie School of Public Service graduate program in Policy, Planning and Management at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for The AVANGRID David Flanagan Endowed Professorship in Public Policy, beginning August 26, 2024.
The successful candidate should be an experienced educator in public policy with the ability to teach a variety of courses online and in-person in our Master’s in Policy, Planning and Management (MPPM) program. Examples of teaching areas include sustainability, energy policy, climate adaptation, governance and public policy, and applied data analysis. This is an on-campus position, which will include in-person and online teaching modalities.
Applicants are expected to work with students, mentor junior faculty, facilitate collaborative teaching, and develop and maintain a research agenda focused on sustainability, energy policy, and climate adaptation with significance to Maine. The holder of this professorship will foster collaborations across the University, academic field, professional community, and industry. In addition, they will engage in outreach to the broader community through an annual symposium, lecture or other public event(s), and publications. They will work closely with the Maine Graduate and Professional Center to develop cross-collaborative teaching and research between Maine School of Law and University of Maine Graduate School of Business and other University of Maine campuses.
The program in Policy, Planning and Management (MPPM) at the Muskie School is comprised of active and engaged faculty who are committed to strong teaching, involving students in applied research and a leader in providing public service, policy, planning and public and nonprofit management education for the region and nation.
The Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service engages in education, research, and public service, dedicated to educating leaders, informing policy and practice, and strengthening civic life. The School combines nationally recognized research programs with graduate degrees in Public Health (MPH), Policy, Planning, & Management (MPPM), and collaborates on a doctorate in Public Policy and Education Leadership. It also offers bachelor’s degrees in Geography-Anthropology (GYA), Public Health (BPH), and Tourism & Hospitality (TAH). The Muskie School engages in cross-disciplinary opportunities through the Maine Graduate & Professional Center, which brings together programs in business, law, policy, and public health. This position will have many opportunities to develop cross-collaborative teaching and research with faculty at the Maine Graduate and Professional Center.
The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2024. This position will pay a salary of $110,000 annually and is an on-campus position, which will include in-person, online and hybrid teaching modalities.
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.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.
PhD in Public Policy, Economics, Sustainable Planning, or a related field
A minimum of 10 years of teaching, research, and service experience in the field.
Demonstrated effective teaching, dedication to scholarship and engaging students in research or translating research into practice.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated potential to engage professional community and enhance external profile of the program.
An established record of scholarship
To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs.
Applicants should create an applicant profile and submit the following materials:
Teaching statement (2 pages maximum)
Research statement (2 pages maximum)
Names and contact information of three references.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.
Review of applications will start on December 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.