Tenure Track Faculty Position in Spatial Informatics, The University of Maine

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Professor Kate Beard
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Professor Kate Beard, Director
University of Maine
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
School of Computing and Information Science
5711 Boardman Hall (Room 348)
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5711

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The University of Maine
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The School of Computing and Information Science together with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)
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The School of Computing and Information Science together with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine seek applicants for an open rank academic-year tenure line joint faculty appointment effective September 1, 2013 with research foci in the area of spatial informatics. The School is an interdisciplinary unit encompassing Computer Science and Spatial Informatics and offering degrees in Computer Science (BS, MS, PhD) and Spatial Information Science and Engineering (MS, PhD). The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an organized research unit and leading research center in the area of Geographic Information Science with goals towards advancing major research innovations in spatial informatics and increasing the supply of PhD level students trained in spatial information science and engineering.

The successful candidate is required to contribute to the research agenda of the School, to advise and mentor graduate students in the graduate programs, and to teach in the School’s academic programs. Spatial Informatics encompasses software systems for databases, sensor systems, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and the semantic web and deals with methods for modeling, storing, retrieving, analyzing, and interacting with spatial information.  The school seeks a candidate with research interests enhancing or complementary to its current research strengths in these areas. Any aspect of research expertise in Spatial Informatics would be considered but research interest and expertise in the following areas are preferred: spatial cognition, spatial semantics, spatial linguistics, mobile and ubiquitous computing and visual analytics.  

Applicants must be committed to research excellence, graduate and undergraduate teaching and a high level of activity in securing external funding. A Ph.D. in computer science, information science, or a related discipline is required by date of hire.  Academic rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants must be available to start work on September 1, 2013.  The position is part of a Maine Economic Improvement Fund initiative to further invest in Information Technology. The University of Maine is a land grant institution and the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the selected candidate will be consistent with the land grant mission.

To apply:  Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate academic transcripts, and statements of both research and teaching interests to Professor Kate Beard, Director, University of Maine, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, School of Computing and Information Science, 5711 Boardman Hall (Room 348) University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5711 with electronic copy to beard@spatial.maine.edu. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by separate cover.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  Appropriate background checks will be required.

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