Assistant Professor

University of Maine Orono, Maine
Mar 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



The School of Computing and Information Science, together with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position effective August 28, 2017 with research foci in the area of spatial informatics. The School ( is an interdisciplinary unit encompassing Computer Science and Spatial Informatics and offering degrees in Computer Science (BS, MS, PhD) and Spatial Information Science and Engineering (MS, PhD). The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis ( is an organized research unit and leading research center in the area of Geographic Information Science with goals towards advancing major research innovations in spatial informatics and increasing the supply of doctoral students trained in spatial information science and engineering.

Spatial informatics encompasses software systems for databases, sensor systems, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and deals with methods for modeling, storing, retrieving, analyzing, and interacting with spatial information. The school seeks a candidate with research interests enhancing or complementing its current spatial-informatics research strengths. Research interest and expertise in one or more of the following areas are desired: spatial cognition, spatial HCI, spatial linguistics, and machine learning in spatial contexts (e.g., for autonomous navigation).

The successful candidate is required to be committed to research excellence, to contribute to the spatial-informatics research agenda of the School, to develop a high level of activity in securing external funding, to advise graduate students in the spatial-informatics graduate programs, to mentor undergraduates in research, and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the School’s academic programs. , to the school the college, the university, and the profession is expected. A PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire.

This position is part of a Maine Economic Improvement Fund initiative to further invest in Information Technology. The University of Maine is a land grant institution and the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the selected candidate will be consistent with the land grant mission.

The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland. Increasing diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities and women and traditionally underrepresented people in computing fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by separate cover to Nicholas Giudice, Director of the VEMI Lab, University of Maine, 5711 Boardman Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5711 or Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.  Review of applications will begin 03/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine, an EO/AA employer, seeks to employ outstanding people who contribute to the rich cultural diversity expected in a university setting. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.