Opening for Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Assistant Professor in Computer Science (id:52780)
School of Computing and Information Sciences – SCIS
Orono, ME

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. Our primary target focus is the broad area of data science (machine learning, data mining, data management, information retrieval, natural language processing, computer vision, data visualization, etc.), but we will consider exceptionally qualified candidates in all areas.

Essential duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program in their field of expertise; to be an engaging teacher, adviser, and mentor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to make a strong commitment to the development of innovative computing curricula. The typical teaching load is three courses per year, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. Service to the School, College, University, and profession is expected.

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

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The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

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We are particularly interested in candidates who complement the School’s existing research strengths in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Management, Distributed Systems, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Cybersecurity/Privacy, Data Visualization, and Spatial Informatics with potential for collaborations within the School. The ability to contribute to campus-wide Signature and Emerging areas of excellence in Data Science and STEM Education Research also would be viewed favorably. Candidates should have a record of research excellence as demonstrated by relevant and recent publications in top peer-reviewed conferences or journals, presentations at significant conferences, and evidence of potential for success in attracting external funding. Successful teaching experience and documented participation in activities promoting inclusive excellence are also highly desired. A PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire, as is documented recent research.

The School ( is an interdisciplinary unit encompassing Computer Science, Spatial Informatics, and New Media, offering degrees in Computer Science (BS, BA, MS, PhD), Spatial Information Science and Engineering (MS, PhD), Information Systems (MS), and New Media (BA). This disciplinary breadth results in abundant opportunities for easy and exciting collaboration. The School currently has 20 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate and 45 graduate students. In addition to the tenure-track assistant professor position, our growing School is also currently recruiting a full-time lecturer.

Increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities. Women and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in computing fields are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Maine is home to the Rising Tide Center, launched with support from NSF’s ADVANCE program and continuing its mission to advance gender equity.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position;
2.) a curriculum vitae;
3.) teaching statement;
4.) research statement;
5.) contact information for three references who can address your research and teaching qualifications and accomplishments.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: January 31, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 15, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: February 28, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Silvia Nittel at or 207-581-3681.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of 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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Academic Year (Sept-May)
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