Associate Clinical Professor of Computer Systems

University of Chicago Department of Computer Science

United States


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Computer Science to teach Systems classes in its Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS,

This full-time, benefits-eligible appointment is for an initial three-year term, with possibility of renewal. This is a teaching position with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring).

The Masters Program in Computer Science offers a comprehensive and professionally-oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. Our rigorous curriculum covers theory, programming, and applications and is targeted for students interested in tech careers in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Management and Application Development.

Courses are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Instruction is expected to be primarily in person, but may be remote due to the University’s COVID-19-related health and safety protocols and associated requirements (once in-person instruction becomes the default mode of instruction, some classes may continue to use a remote or hybrid format).  

The person holding this position must be able to teach at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Computer Systems, Advanced Computer Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Parallel Programming, Compilers, Computer Architecture, Introduction to Computer Security, or Functional Programming. Syllabi for past offerings of these classes can be found at Depending on the applicant’s background and interests, the person holding this position may also be asked to teach other classes in the MPCS.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • A doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment

    • A masters degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience.

    • A bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant professional experience.

  • Must have been the instructor of record in at least 1800 units of undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings in Computer Science or a related field over the span of at least six calendar years. 1800 units is typically equivalent to 18 quarter-long course offerings, or 12 semester-long course offerings. See for equivalencies between teaching units and semester/quarter hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a computing-related industry.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago Jobs website:  Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter 

  • A one to three-page teaching statement

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A list of three references, including name, title, employer/school and email address

  • At least three teaching evaluations from at least two distinct classes.

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