The University of Maine at Presque
Isle is inviting applicants for a
tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer
Science (Data Management) and Curriculum
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
Essential Duties &
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
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
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
M.S. in Computer Science or related with 5+ years professional
experience or Ph.D. in Computer Science (preferred) or related
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
Materials must be submitted via https://umpi.hiretouch.com/.
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
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the
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).