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Lecturer in Computer Science (id:52470)

Statement of the Job :
The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS) seeks applicants for a teaching faculty position at the rank of lecturer, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019.
Essential duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective and engaging teacher, to make a strong commitment to the development of innovative computing curricula, to advise and mentor undergraduates in pursuit of their academic and research goals, and to collaborate with colleagues to increase student success. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester at the undergraduate level; occasional graduate courses may be an option for candidates with a PhD. Some service to the School, College, and University is expected.
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus 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 https://umaine.edu/
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.
Qualifications :
Documented successful college-level teaching is required. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a wide range of computing courses from the introductory to advanced undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to those applicants with documented participation in activities promoting inclusive excellence. The ability to contribute to campus-wide Signature and Emerging areas of excellence in Data Science and STEM Education Research (with a focus on CS) is preferred. An MS or PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire.
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.
Other Information :
The School (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). This disciplinary breadth results in abundant opportunities for easy and exciting collaboration. The School currently has 20 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate and 45 graduate students.
Increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities. Women and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in computing fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
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
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references who can address the applicant?s teaching qualifications and effectiveness (letters of reference may be requested at a later stage of review); and
4.) a teaching statement.
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: January 31, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 15, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: February 28, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2019
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Roy M. Turner at rturner@maine.edu or 207-581-3909.
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: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Lecturer in Computer Science (id:52470)
Campus: Orono
Department: School of Computing and Information Sciences - OCIS
Bargaining Unit: AFUM
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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