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Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Development Specialist

University of Maine at Presque Isle
Maine, United States
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Aug 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is inviting applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science (Data Management) and Curriculum Development Specialist.


The University of Maine Presque Isle is continuing to develop its new B.S. in Computer Science started in Fall 2020, with two distinct concentrations (Software Development and Information & Data Management) to expand program offerings.  We are seeking a curriculum development specialist who will initially work to develop, pilot teach, and revise a suite of new course offerings to support the new CS program.  The position is initially being funded 100% from a U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III) grant. This position will begin as a 9-month tenure track position that will eventually transition to a full teaching load of four courses per semester once courses are developed and finalized with a 9-month academic year contract.  Responsibilities include: developing, pilot testing or revising 4 courses per semester; preparing appropriate documents for Curriculum Committee approval; and eventually advising; service to the department, university and community; and development of an undergraduate research program in area of expertise that may potentially lead to undergraduate co-authored publications and extramural funding.  This position will also have the opportunity to contribute to growth in areas that rely on computer applications such as computer science for future educators and health administration.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will include development, pilot testing, or revision of introductory and upper-level courses in computer science-related programming, such as Software Engineering, and Data Science.  Development of online modalities (synchronous or asynchronous) will also be required for some courses.    

Advising computer science majors and serving on 1-2 campus committees will be expected by the Fall 2023. Likewise beginning in Fall 2023, research involving undergraduates is expected, and it is preferred that some extramural research funding, poster presentations, and publications will result from this effort.


Work Schedule:

Work schedule will be variable based upon curriculum development demands and pilot teaching schedule, including research beginning in Fall 2023. Work beyond regular hours (which may include nights and weekends) will be occasionally necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. The employee will establish regular office hours on campus, especially during semesters when pilot testing and teaching courses. Once the position has fully transitioned, the employee will begin a research agenda with undergraduates.



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. UMPI combines liberal arts and selected professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire region. The campus 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.


Additionally, UMPI has been named as a Great College To Work For according to the 2020 survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. This is the very first time that a public university in Maine has received this national recognition. UMPI also received a distinguished recognition as a 2020 Honor Roll Institution by The Great Colleges to Work For® program for achieving high scores in 11 out of 12 categories.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its thirteenth year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies. This is a remarkable achievement for our University.




  • M.S. in Computer Science or related with 5+ years professional experience or Ph.D. in Computer Science (preferred) or related field
  • 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/internship opportunities.
  • Expertise and demonstrated success in designing and teaching introductory and upper-level computer science courses in programming, software development, web design and data management, with 5+ years postsecondary teaching experience, and a minimum of 3 years curriculum development experience.  
  • Demonstrated experience or 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 travel normally requiring a valid driver’s license.


    Materials must be submitted via  You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a Cover Letter, References, Research Prospectus, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts, and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications.


    Review of applications will begin August 2, 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


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


    Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.


    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).


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