LECTURER POSITION IN NEW MEDIA

Location
Orono, Maine
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS) (https://umaine.edu/scis/) seeks applicants for a teaching faculty position at the rank of lecturer, with an anticipated start date of August 30, 2021.

Essential duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective and engaging teacher, to show a strong commitment to the development of new media design curricula, to advise and mentor undergraduates in pursuit of their academic and research goals, and to collaborate with colleagues to increase student success. The typical teaching assignment is three courses per semester at the undergraduate level. Substantial service to the School, College, and University is expected.

Qualifications. Documented successful college-level teaching is required. A Master or PhD in new media or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a wide range of new media courses from the introductory to advanced undergraduate levels.

Preference will be given to those applicants with documented participation in activities promoting inclusive excellence. A record of effective involvement in academic advising and/or student recruitment is also preferred.

Commitment to teaching faculty. SCIS invites teaching faculty to participate as full and equal partners in curriculum development, projects and committees related to the educational mission, and School governance. We support the professional goals and development of teaching faculty.

The School (https://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 20 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. 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 and sea 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 is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.

Increasing the diversity of graduates entering the technology field is one of our strategic priorities. Women and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in technology and digital design fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=66759

A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, electronic portfolio and teaching statement. The letter of application should directly address the applicant’s qualifications as described above. Please also provide contact information for at least three references who can address the applicant’s teaching qualifications and effectiveness. Letters of reference may be requested at a later stage of review. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin 3/1/2021 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.