Tenure-track/Tenured Assistant Professor in Spatial Computing

The School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Spatial Computing group, with an anticipated start date of September 3, 2024. A start date of  January 1, 2024 may also be possible.

Our primary target focus is the broad area of spatial computing, including spatial statistics, GIScience, spatial HCI, spatial data science, and spatial AI, but we will consider qualified candidates in all areas in the spatial domain.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and sustain a dynamic research program in the field of expertise, yielding well-placed publications and supported by extramural awards
  • Be an engaging teacher, adviser, and mentor, primarily at the graduate level, typically offering three courses per year
  • Engage in activities to support inclusive excellence
  • Participate actively in the development of innovative spatial computing curricula and in recruiting students
  • Engage substantively in service to the School, College, University, and profession


  • PhD in computer science, GI science, information science, geography, psychology/cognitive science, or a closely related discipline is required by date of hire.
  • Strong research profile as demonstrated by relevant and recent contributions in top peer-reviewed conferences and journals.


  • Research specialization aligned with the listed areas of interest.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in teaching in areas of need in Spatial Computing.
  • Documented participation in activities promoting inclusive excellence.
  • Record of submitting competitive grants and obtaining extramural funding.
  • Record of effective collaboration and involvement in mentoring.

The School of Computing and Information Science is home to undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Human-Centered Technology Design, and New Media, and nine graduate programs, including two Ph.D. programs and several online MS and Certificate programs. SCIS currently has 21 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 360 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The School is member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computing.

Materials must be submitted via the link “Apply For Position“. You will need to create a profile,  application & upload:

  • A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • A resume/curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A teaching statement, a research statement, and a DEI statement (describing how diversity, equity and inclusion have impacted your personal/professional growth)

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.

Additional Search Timeline is as follows:

  • Review of applications to begin: October 15, 2023
  • Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: Oct 23, 2023
  • On-site/finalist interviews to begin no earlier than: Nov 7, 2023
  • Tentative start date: January 1, 2024 or September 3, 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Kate Beard at kate.beard@maine.edu.

Appropriate background checks are required.

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.

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