The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science invites applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor for the New Media Program, effective August 28, 2017. Candidates with teaching and research interests in Creative Programming to enhance and/or complement UMaine's New-Media strengths in digital storytelling; video, photographic, and audio production; Web design and development; rapid prototyping; and user experience and interaction design are encouraged to apply. Candidates may either be programming language experts who focus on creative content or creative artists with strong programming credentials.
The School of Computing and Information Sciences (https://umaine.edu/scis/) is an interdisciplinary unit encompassing Computer Science and Spatial Informatics, with New Media (http://umainenewmedia.org/new-media-position/) entering. It offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (BS and BA) and, entering, New Media (BA); Master's degrees in Computer Science, Spatial Informatics, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, and Information Systems; and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Spatial Information Science and Engineering; and, entering, a graduate certificate in Digital Curation. New Media studies how advances in expressive technologies and networked communication are changing the ways people relate to each other and the world around them. UMaine's New Media program has access to state-of-the-art lab facilities, including the newly opened $10 milion Innovative Media Research and Commercialization center.
The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state's land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.
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To apply, materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter (the cover letter must prominently cite a URL where documentation of the candidate's creative programming, preferably including at least one example of custom source code, can be found), curriculum vitae, copies of graduate academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), and statements of both research and teaching interests to http://tinyurl.com/creativeprogrammer In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by separate cover to: NewMediaSearch@umit.maine.edu. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to NewMediaSearch@umit.maine.edu. Representatives of the New Media program will also be available to answer questions about the position at the College Art Association conference in New York from 15-18 February.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. .