Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine
TBD plus benefits

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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.  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.

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.

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The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. It currently enrolls 11,286 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering, and education; master’s degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction (fall 2014).

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• Founded in 1865.
• Ranked in the top 15 percent of America’s Colleges by Forbes Magazine.
• Enrollment: 11,286; 9,182 undergraduate (fall 2014).
• More than 90 majors and academic programs.
• Maine’s only Division I athletics program.
• Students from 43 U.S. states and territories, and 66 countries (fall 2014).
• More than 200 student clubs and organizations.
• 15:1 student-faculty ratio.
• Median undergraduate class size: 19.
• The student retention from first to second year is 78 percent, with majors in the Maine Business School, the College of Engineering and the College of Education and Human Development reaching roughly 83 percent.
• For Maine residents, annual tuition, fees, room and board cost about $19,500, and for nonresidents, about $35,250 in 2011–12.
• UMaine, located on Marsh Island, consists of 37 academic buildings, 30 administrative buildings, 18 residence halls, 18 specific laboratory facilities, 14 Greek life houses, four dining facilities and 10 sports facilities. The University of Maine has five research field stations in the state — Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle; Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro; Rogers Farm in Stillwater; Highmoor Farm in Monmouth; and J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town — and a marine sciences research facility, the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.
• University of Maine Cooperative Extension has 16 offices serving all Maine counties and the UMaine campus; has a Marine Extension Team in partnership with Maine Sea Grant; and operates three 4-H camps.
• UMaine’s campus was designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City and the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C.
• In 2003, the entire UMaine campus was designated as an arboretum.
• There are 15 miles of running, biking and cross-country skiing trails on campus.


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