Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Washington

United States

Lecturer Full-Time in Computer Science


Position Overview


Organization: School of Engineering and Technology

Title: Lecturer Full-Time in Computer Science


Position Details


Position Description

The School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for one full-time Lecturer position for the Computer Science program. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track, 9-month renewable position with an initial appointment term up to three years beginning September 2020. Reappointments after the initial term are from 3-5 years. Successful candidates will be expected to commit to high-quality teaching and excellent communication. Priority areas are: computer architecture, distributed/operating systems, computer ethics, though qualified applicants in any area of computer science are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington Tacoma, one of three UW campuses, is an urban undergraduate and graduate level campus that is changing the face of its region economically, culturally, and architecturally. The School of Engineering and Technology (SET), formerly known as the Institute of Technology, was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical industry demand for baccalaureate and masters level computing and engineering professionals. SET’s 850+ students are currently enrolled in four undergraduate degree programs: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Systems (ABET accredited), Computer Science and Systems (ABET accredited), and Information Technology, in addition to a Master of Science degree program in Computer Science and Systems, and a professional master’s degree program in Cybersecurity and Leadership, in partnership with UW Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business. SET will expand its degree offerings with state approved support to launch programs in Mechanical Engineering in Autumn 2020 and Civil Engineering in Autumn 2021.  Our MS in Computer Science and Systems has recently introduced interdisciplinary, data centric degree concentrations that leverage research strengths within the department and across academic units on campus.  Concentration areas include: Data Science, GIS, Bioinformatics, Distributed Systems, Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems. An MS program in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computing is also in development.  The School of Engineering & Technology will be expanding its degree offerings as it continues to grow. Please see http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/set/ for more details.

UW Tacoma is a 40-acre, urban-serving campus with approximately 5,400 students. The campus consists of architectural award winning LEED certified retrofitted historical buildings, set in the midst of the city’s museum mile situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, while providing an incomparable gateway to Pacific Northwest recreation opportunities. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction. Questions related to these positions are to be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Josh Tenenberg, at jtenenbg@uw.edu.



This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a related field.



Applicants should include (1) a cover letter that summarizes expertise in the CS discipline, highlighting areas of specialization, (2) a teaching statement that details: teaching experience, participation in teaching development activities, participation in course and curriculum development, discussion of teaching effectiveness, and a list of courses in the SET CS offerings that the candidate is interested and qualified to teach in rank order of preference (see http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tcss.html), (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as peer and student evaluations), (4) a diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of first-generation students and/or students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in computer science; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further University of Washington Tacoma’s commitment to equity and diversity; (5) a curriculum vitae, and (6) three letters of reference. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://www.interfolio.com

Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/69780

This position will remain open until filled, however applications received before December 15, 2019 will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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