Solicitation for UMaine Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Maine

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date of August 29, 2022 (or January 15, 2022). Our primary target focus is the broad areas of computing education, artificial intelligence, data science, and the applications and impacts of computing, but we will consider qualified candidates in all areas.

Essential duties and responsibilities.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and sustain a dynamic research program in the field of expertise, yielding well-placed publications and supported by external awards
  • Be an engaging teacher, adviser, and mentor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically offering three courses per year
  • Engage in activities to support inclusive excellence
  • Participate actively in the development of innovative computing curricula
  • Engage in service to the School, College, University, and profession

Qualifications. We are particularly interested in candidates who complement the School’s existing research strengths in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Management, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Privacy/Security, 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 strong research profile as demonstrated by relevant and recent contributions in top peer-reviewed conferences and journals. 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.

School of Computing and Information Science. The School (umaine.edu/scis) 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 21 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.

Increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities. Women and those from other groups traditionally underrepresented in computing fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

University of Maine.  The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 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.

Further information about UMaine can be found at umaine.edu.

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.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer visitbangormaine.com/about-the-region/the-region-at-a-glance.

To Apply visit: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=67934&job=assistant-professor-of-computer-science

Materials must be submitted electronically via HireTouch. You will need to create a profile and application, then upload:

  1. a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position with specific reference to the qualifications outlined above
  2. a resume/curriculum vitae
  3. contact information for three professional references
  4. a teaching statement
  5. a research statement

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.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Screening interviews will begin no earlier than October 7, 2021.  On-site interviews will begin no earlier than October 23, 2021.  Tentative start date is August 29, 2022 (or January 15, 2022).

Other information.  For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Roy Turner at rturner@maine.edu.

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: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).