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Part-time Faculty - Sports Management, Fall 2023

University of Maine

Job Description

Position Title:
Part-time Faculty - Sports Management, Fall 2023
All USM locations
City, State:
Portland ME
Business Administration - PBUS
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Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is seeking part-time Lecturers to teach courses in Sport Management.

We are seeking a student-focused instructors who will have full responsibility for course delivery and grading. Courses to be taught include Sports Marketing (BUS 311) and Esports Management (BUS 399). The semester runs from late August to mid-December 2023. Days, times, and course modality will be determined in collaboration with the Department Chair.

Sports Marketing (BUS 311): Basic marketing concepts are applied to sport organizations, both amateur and professional. Topics include promotions and public relations, sport consumer behavior, strategic marketing planning, marketing information management, marketing communications, and sponsorship. Credits: 3

Esports Management (BUS 399): This course will delve into the business side of the esports industry introducing students to culture of esports, esports terminology/definitions, and understanding the connections between traditional sport management and esports management. Additionally, topics may include: Esports business models, organizational structures, challenges/ opportunities within the industry, and creating an understanding of esports industry key stakeholders and building important industry relationships. Credits: 3

The University of Southern Maine’s Sports Management Program prepares students for a career as a sport business professional who understands the complexities of the industry and develops strategies for personal and organizational success. Academic and practical experiences prepare students for successful employment in a range of sports industry settings. To learn more, click 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.


  • An MBA, Ph.D., or other relevant graduate level degree required.
  • Professional or classroom experience preferred.
Other Information:

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


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 March 12, 2023.

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)

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