RESPONSIBILITIES: SMCC is seeking a full-time, ten-month administrative teaching faculty member to serve as department chair for Southern Maine Community College’s associate degree nursing program and LPN program. The candidate must assume the principal leadership role for the nursing program. Responsibilities include oversight of the nursing program: leadership in nursing curriculum revision, nursing program evaluation, and academic advising to nursing students. Also included are the coordination of teaching assignments of nursing faculty; management of program standards and evaluation to meet Maine State Board of Nursing requirements and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards; representation of SMCC’s nursing program to the community; maintenance of the strong positive relationships the program has with external agencies for clinical practice; and guidance of faculty and students for the future of nursing in Maine.

*Southern Maine Community College requires COVID -19 vaccination for new employees and will consider accommodations for religious and medical based reasons.


  •  Master’s degree in Nursing and current Maine RN licensure.
  •  Significant experience in program development, and/or nursing education, preferably at the Associate Degree level.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to associate degree nursing education and academic progression in nursing
  •  Ability to provide leadership in instruction, curriculum development, and student and faculty evaluation.
  •  Experience with ACEN/ CNE standards accreditation, the self-study process and Maine State Board of Nursing regulations Chapter 7.



  • Current 3-5 years current full-time nursing education experience
  • DNP or PhD.




BENEFITS SUMMARY: 100% employer paid health, dental and life insurance for employees (spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage also available), vision insurance, choice between Maine Public Employees Retirement System or TIAA in lieu of social security, generous sick/personal time allowances, professional development, and free tuition within the MCCS for employee, spouse and qualifying dependents.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin the week of April 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and college transcripts to HR@smccme.edu or mail to:

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Rd

South Portland, ME 04106

Attention: HR Department