University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine United States


    October 02, 2022
    October 24, 2022

Campus: Gorham

City, State: Portland ME

Department: Business Administration – PBUS

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Work Schedule: academic year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business invites applications for two full time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty positions in the area of Marketing at the Assistant Professor levels beginning Fall 2023. The first focuses on marketing strategy/consumer behavior and the second is in digital/social media marketing and the related topics. Individuals with interest in both core and emerging marketing areas are encouraged to apply and join our business faculty team. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position with opportunities to teach in online delivery modalities.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching of three classes per semester, maintaining an active program of research and other scholarly activity, advising of students, internship supervision, , and engaging in university and professional service. There are also opportunities to teach in the MBA program at the Maine Business School.

Our School of Business seeks candidates who can demonstrate the ability to work with School of Business colleagues and a vision to help grow USM’s marketing major over the next decade.

The USM School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and emphasizes partnership with the business community. Partnership can take many forms: use of live case studies or other forms of experiential learning; applied research; supervising student internships with local businesses; involvement with our Center for Business and Economic Research, Maine Small Business Development Center, Center for Entrepreneurship, or Maine Center for Entrepreneurs; service to nonprofits; participation in local professional associations; participation in efforts to stimulate economic growth; or the like.  More information can be found at

The University of Southern Maine is an equal and opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We especially encourage people of color, women, members of LGBTQ+ community, veterans, applicants who are multilingual and people with disabilities. We live our USM Service Promise:  Student Focused Every Day and 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. U.S. News & World Report has Portland at No. 8 on its list of “2022-23 Best Places to Live.” The rankings measure affordability, desirability and quality of life. 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 targeted starting date for this position is Fall 2023 and will pay a base salary of $105,000 plus benefits. 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.  Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more. 

  • Ph.D. in marketing from an AACSB accredited institution by time of appointment.  ABDs with strong likelihood of Ph.D. completion may also be considered at Lecturer rank until completion within one year of appointment of their Ph.D. Hired ABD candidates must completed their Ph.D. within one year at which time the appointment will convert to a tenure-track position.
  • The successful candidate should have interest in one or more of the following marketing areas: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Global Marketing and Marketing Analytics.
  • All candidates must teach one section of BUS260: Marketing each semester. BUS260 is part of the business core and taken by all students in the School of Business.

Other Information:

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.  Please visit Together for Maine for more information. 

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position” at the bottom of the job posting page or at USM Jobs.

You will create an applicant profile and submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required qualifications
  • Samples of published work/working papers
  • Research statement outlining research interests, accomplishments, and future goals
  • Teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, relevant experience, and undergraduate and graduate courses you could teach, and may develop, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • 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.

USM seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants who visit our campus will be asked to provide a separate diversity statement that states how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities. In addition, successful finalist candidates who visit our campus will be asked to provide a transcript(s) and copies of teaching evaluations. 

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

All required materials must be submitted by October 24, 2022.

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)
Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Publications, References, Research Statement, Teaching Statement