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Job ID: 219761

Assistant Professor
University of Maine

Date Posted Aug. 16, 2023
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Maine
Orono, ME, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Maine (UMaine) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, through a position that is held jointly between ECE (75%) and the UMaine Advanced Research Computing Security and Information Management or ARCSIM (25%). The ECE Department will serve as a tenure home for this faculty position.

Applicants must have a strong research background and teaching interest in High-Performance Computing. We welcome exceptional applications from areas closely related to high-performance or distributed/parallel computing: Hardware accelerators (e.g., FPGA & GPU), Trustworthy AI, Big data and its storage, Data security, Scientific visualization, and Emerging computing (e.g., Nueromorphic, Photonic, and Quantum). Candidates should be passionate about computing education, both in a formal classroom setting and through informal outreach to the broader community including industrial outreach and K-12 outreach.

About ECE and ARCSIM: With its excellent faculty complement and state-of-the-art instructional labs, ECE offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. ECE also offers 4+1, 4+2, MS, and PhD programs and has access to excellent research facilities including a new GPU cluster in Barrows 112. ARCSIM supports the research mission of UMaine by providing technical support through a broad portfolio of services to academic departments & research centers.

Candidates are expected to build a creative R&D program that leads to externally sponsored funding, high impact scholarly publications, and training of MS/PhD students on graduate research. Candidates should contribute to teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g. Computer architecture, C/Python programming, AI/GPU computing, HPC, Senior design, etc.) This position entails 50% teaching/50% research and active engagement in service to profession, to UMaine and to Maine.

The candidate must have a PhD in Computer Engineering or a closely related field by the start date and a strong research record. A record of teaching and/or postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required. Expressed future interest or demonstrated past experience that help the successful candidate in contributing to UMaine’s DIE mission is an asset.

Interested candidates should submit a complete application package that includes a cover letter, a CV, a combined statement of research and teaching interests/philosophy (max. of 5 pages), pdf copies of his/her three most significant publications, and names and contact information for five professional references to Please note that UMaine will require a background check before extending a final offer. 

Search Timeline is as follows: Updated October 17, 2023
Initial review of applications to begin: December 4, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: January 2, 2024
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: January 29, 2024
Tentative start date: April 1, 2024, or any date mutually agreed upon 

  • The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or with questions or concerns.

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Contact Information

  • Don Hummels
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469


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