Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The School of Computing and Information Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with research foci in the broad areas of Secure Computing and/or Software Engineering.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic research program in his or her fields of expertise, to become an engaging teacher, adviser, and mentor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to make a strong commitment to curricula development. The typical teaching load is three courses per year, including both undergraduate and graduate courses in the School's academic programs. Service to the School, College, and University is expected.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
While strong candidates in all related areas will be considered, expertise in cybersecurity is desired, either in an area of cybersecurity itself (e.g., trustworthy computing, development and architecture of secure software systems, formal methods, and verification of software systems) or as it pertains to another area (e.g., networks, Internet of Things, software engineering, operating systems, trust/verification of AI, and deep learning systems). Regardless of the candidate's research area, teaching courses in cybersecurity is required. We are particularly interested in candidates that complement the School's existing research strengths in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Management, Distributed Systems, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), 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 (with focus on CS) also would be viewed favorably. Candidates should have a strong research profile such as demonstrated by relevant and recent contributions in top ranked conferences and journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and similar evidence. Successful teaching experience is also desired. A PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire, expected to be September 1, 2018.
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).
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, sea, and space 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 of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland. Increasing diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities, and women and traditionally underrepresented people in computing fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, and 4) research statement. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by separate cover to Dr. Roy Turner, Chair, CS Faculty Search Committee, University of Maine, 5711 Boardman Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5711 or rturner@maine.edu. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will 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.
General correspondence about this position should be sent to Dr. Roy Turner, chair of the search committee at rturner@maine.edu.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Research Philosophy, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

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