Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Two Positions) - Fall 2023

University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME

Job posting number: #7127898

Posted: March 13, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Computer Science department at the University of Southern Maine invites applicants for two tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level for our Fall 2023 semester. We welcome applicants in all areas of specialization, but especially encourage candidates with research interests in Software Engineering, Database Systems, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Distributed Systems to apply. Teaching responsibilities typically include core computer science courses and advanced courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise.

Information science has been identified as a key area for growth by the Maine government and the Alfond Foundation and the university is investing in research and instruction to meet the need. The new faculty member will be part of a strong undergraduate Computer Science program and help with the current resumption of the MS in Computer Science degree.

The Computer Science department is part of the College of Science, Technology, and Health (CSTH), which has departments in mathematics, statistics, sciences, engineering, and health. The variety of programs provides a solid platform for interdisciplinary scientific collaborations to build nationally and internationally recognized research groups, which the College and University administration support.

The successful candidate will join a department and institution that care deeply about student academic success and the development of faculty to be effective teachers. The department meets annually to discuss teaching effectiveness and student learning and mentor junior faculty on practices. The university provides a variety of programs and financial support for faculty to improve their pedagogical skills. Criteria for tenure include scholarship publishable in scientific, peer-reviewed outlets. It is highly desirable to engage students in research projects and activities. The university provides incentives and assistance for the preparation of grant applications and article submissions.

The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2023 on our Portland Campus and will pay annual salary of $90,000. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Our USM Service Promise is Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: respect and care, integrity, equity, and responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.

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