Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science (Data Management) and Curriculum Development Specialist

University of Maine at Presque Isle

United States

November 10, 2021

Description

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science (Data Management) and Curriculum Development Specialist

Campus:

Presque Isle

Department:

Math & Science - IMS

Location:

Presque Isle ME

Bargaining Unit:

AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band:

n/a

Work Schedule:

Academic Year

Length:

Academic Year (Sept-May)

Statement of the Job :

The University of Maine at Presque Isle's College of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position, with an anticipated start date of January 2022. Remote work will be considered initially. We are seeking a broadly trained computer scientist with experience in information and data management, management information systems, bioinformatics, and data engineering and/or data analytics.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate actively in the development of innovative computing curricula, pilot testing new courses, and/or revise introductory and upper-level courses.
  • Be an engaging teacher, adviser, and mentor at the undergraduate level, typically developing four courses per semester.
  • Establish and sustain a dynamic research program in a field of expertise that engages undergraduates within two years.
  • Engage in activities to support inclusive excellence to include obtaining ABET accreditation.
  • Engage in service to the program within the College of Arts and Sciences, to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and through collaboration in statewide initiatives in computer science education and research.
  • The University of Maine at Presque Isle, through the U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III) grant, is continuing to develop its two B.S. Computer Science concentrations (Software Development and Information & Data Management). This position will mainly be focusing on the Information & Data Management concentration. For further information on the position, click here.

    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.

    About the University :

    For more than a century, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been helping students find their path to great professional careers providing its 1,300 traditional and non-traditional students from all areas of the state, country, and world with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small- university environment.

    Further information about the University of Maine at Presque Isle can be found at https: // www. umpi.edu/

    For information about the University of Maine System's COVID-19 response and guidelines for employees, please visit https: // www. maine.edu/together/.

    The university sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine and the university strives to be the region's premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The university serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and its facilities are utilized for lectures, programs, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and plays that benefit the entire region.

    Learn more about what Aroostook County has to offer here.

    Qualifications :

    Required:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field (preferred); a M.S. in Computer Science or related field with 5+ years professional experience (including teaching assistant work) will be considered.
  • Skilled in any of the areas of information and data management, data warehousing, data manipulation, data engineering, agricultural data analysis, bioinformatics and data security. Ability to teach basic software engineering courses would also be preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and ability to collaborate with the campus, local, and regional communities to design curriculum for the Computer Science program, to include developing experiential learning and internship opportunities.
  • Expertise and demonstrated success in designing and teaching introductory and upper-level computer science courses in programming, and data management, with 5+ years postsecondary teaching experience (including Teaching Assistant work), and a minimum of 3 years curriculum development experience. Expertise and demonstrated success in teaching introductory and upper-level computer science courses.Demonstrated experience or the ability to employ high impact teaching practices, multiple forms of formative and summative assessment, and technology that qualitatively improves the learning experience, including on-line teaching methods in order to evaluate, assess and modify the pilot courses as needed.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to incorporate research and other experiential learning opportunities into the curriculum that engages undergraduates.
  • Ability to engage in efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in computer science education.
  • Other Information :

    Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with education and work experience. The university offers an excellent fringe-benefits package, including a 10% employer contribution to the University of Maine System retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The University of Maine System is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.

    Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; 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 research statement that outlines a plan for engaging undergraduates and may provide opportunities for modest extramural funding

    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. Transcripts will be required from applicants selected to interview.

    Search Timeline is as follows:

    Review of applications to begin November 15, 2021

    Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 29, 2021

    On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: December 6, 2021

    Tentative start date: January 15, 2022 (or earlier)

    For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Chunzeng Wang at chunzeng.wang@maine.edu.

    Appropriate background checks are required.

    We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, References, Research Prospectus, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

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