Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Campus: All USM locations

City, State: Portland ME

Department: Computer Science - PCS

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: n/a

Work Schedule: academic year

Statement of Job:

The Computer Science department at the University of Southern Maine ( in partnership with the Roux Institute at Northeastern University ( invites applicants for a USM tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level with a partnership role in research and collaboration with the Roux Institute as an Associate Member.  We welcome applicants in all areas of specialization, but especially encourage candidates with research interests in Computational Medicine and Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Evolutionary Computation, Natural Language Processing, and human-AI interactions to apply.  Teaching responsibilities typically include core computer science courses and advanced courses related to the candidate's area of expertise.

Significant resources in the Greater Portland area are being directed into creating a digital and technology infrastructure. The new faculty member will be part of a strong undergraduate Computer Science program and a collaboration of institutions to advance research and innovation. The faculty member will be an inaugural member of the Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science and Innovation and a Roux Institute Fellow.

The Computer Science department is part of the College of Science, Technology, and Health (CSTH), which has fourteen academic departments including mathematics, 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 an institution that cares deeply about student academic success and the development of faculty to be effective teachers and researchers. The university provides incentives and assistance for the preparation of grant applications and article submissions and encourages the incorporation of student researchers. 

This position includes collaboration with neighboring institutions to advance data science and will work closely with The Roux Institute. This will include joint research initiatives and pathway curriculum.

The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2022 on our Portland Campus with academic annual salary of $90,000 plus additional financial support for summer research and course reduction through the Roux Institute Fellowship.  This is an in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise, "Student Focused Every Day" and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & 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.

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  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Computer Science or related field awarded by the time the appointment begins.

Other Information:

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.

Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM's successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign. 

To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page to create an applicant profile. 

Submit the following items to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement that includes a description of your experience with and philosophy of teaching diverse learners.
  • Research statement expressing your areas of interest, past work, and future plans.  
  • The names and contact information of three references

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted. 

Review of applications will start on July 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern 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. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Research Statement, Teaching Statement

Application Details

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