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Lecturer in Computer Science

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine

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Lecturer in Computer Science

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS) seeks applicants for a Computer Science teaching faculty position at the rank of lecturer, with an anticipated start date of August 29, 2022. This academic-year (nine-month) position is ongoing and not tenure-track.

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.

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 computer science curricula, to advise and mentor undergraduates in pursuit of their academic and research goals, and to collaborate with colleagues to increase student success, including the success of women and those from groups traditionally minoritized in computing. The typical teaching assignment is three courses per semester at the undergraduate level.

About the University:

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, the regional campus in Machias, 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

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 here.

The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and therefore required to comply with the directives of civil authorities regarding COVID vaccinations.  As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Further information can be found here.



A Master’s or PhD degree in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire. Documented successful college-level teaching is required. Candidates must demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.


We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a wide range of computer science courses from the introductory to advanced undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to those applicants with documented participation in activities promoting inclusive excellence. Other desired qualifications include educational or professional experience relevant to advising, curriculum development, and/or assessment; and a record of effective collaboration in academic and/or professional settings.

Other Information:

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 24 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.

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

To Apply, Visit:

You will need to create a profile and application and 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 diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement
6.) evaluations of teaching effectiveness (if available)

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: February 14, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 28, 2022
Follow up interviews to begin no earlier than: March 14, 2022
Anticipated start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Christopher Dufour at [email protected].

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, 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)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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