Part-time Faculty - Professional Development Center (PDS 525) Fall 2018

University of Southern Maine - Gorham, ME (30+ days ago)4.2

The Professional Development Center (PDC) at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for Part Time Faculty positions in PDS 525, Introduction to Green Care. The applicant will be required to teach PDS 525. The course will run from Sept. 4, 2018 to December 21, 2018 on a schedule to be determined with the candidate.

Responsibilities include developing a course syllabus and adhering to the corresponding schedule of course content; responding to student inquiries of course material, both during class time and over email; administering course assignments and/or exams; and grading student coursework in a timely manner.

Course Description: PDS 525, Introduction to Green Care

This course will provide an introduction to Green Care interventions within a wide range of counseling, educational, and healthcare contexts, with an emphasis on social and therapeutic horticulture/horticultural therapy, nature and wilderness therapy, ecotherapy, animal assisted therapy and care farming. The focus of the course will be on Nature Based Therapy and Treatment Interventions

Part time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees, have access to the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and fitness center (s) with their USM Card. USM also offers Part time faculty the opportunity for development frequently through our Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD), 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 USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Masters’ degree and experiences in Green Care, prior graduate teaching experiences, development of courses and successful experience with teaching online.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." 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.

All required materials must be submitted by May 30, 2018. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

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.