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Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Devel

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University of Maine at Presque Isle
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Presque Isle, ME 04769
Job Description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Development Specialist


Presque Isle


Math & Science – IMS


Presque Isle, ME

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Academic Year (Sept-May)

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Development Specialist to start in the spring semester of 2020. 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.

The University of Maine Presque Isle is developing a new B.S. in Computer Science 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 with a concentration in Software Development. The position is initially being funded 100% from a U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III) grant.

Responsibilities include: developing, pilot testing or revising 4 courses per semester; designing a new Computer Science instructional lab; 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, programming, software engineering, and web design. Development of online modalities (synchronous or asychronous) will also be required for some courses.

Advising computer science majors, and serving on 1-2 campus committees will be expected by the Fall 2021. Likewise beginning in Fall 2021, research involving undergraduates is expected, and it is preferred that some extramural research funding, poster presentations, and publications will result from this effort.

Once the degree programs are developed and costs of the new program are institutionalized, the position may occasionally require intra- or interstate travel with students or to conferences, with some overnight and weekend travel expected. Distance delivery modalities may be assigned as determined necessary by the College dean.

Work Schedule:

Work schedule will be variable based upon curriculum development demands and pilot teaching schedule, including research beginning in Fall 2021. 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.

About the University:

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 1,400 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.



+ 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 Software Development concentration, 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, and web design 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 as required for position.

Other Information:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package, including a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. Additional information on benefits can be found at The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required qualifications. Additionally, you will need to upload your research prospectus and a statement about your teaching philosophy. Offi

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