Lecturer in Computer Science
Type of Appointment
Term of Contract
College of Arts and Sciences
General Description of Position
The University of Mary Washington invites applications for a position as lecturer or senior lecturer of computer science, to begin August 16, 2021. This is a not a tenure-track position, but is a full-time renewable term faculty position. Our close-knit team of eight faculty specializes in working with eager undergraduate students in small classes and in one-on-one mentoring settings. Our instructors get the opportunity to teach a variety of computer science subjects and also to work hands-on with selected students on research projects of their choosing. We encourage innovative pedagogy, place value on research in computer science education, and foster a teamwork approach to teaching. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds.
The candidate must have earned a master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field. Successful applicants will demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level, the ability to teach a variety of computer science topics, and an interest in working one-on-one with interested students. The normal teaching load is three sections per semester in small classes.
Instructors are expected to engage in professional development; perform service in support of the students, the program, and the institution; and be committed to continuous curricular enhancement in response to changing needs and expectations. Candidates must also have effective oral and written communication skills.
Area of Expertise
Master’s degree in computer science or related field.
Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, a statement on teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for 3 references.
Effective communication skills.
Expertise in topics of computer organization, operating systems
or computer networks.
Commitment to undergraduate education.
Successful and demonstrable teaching experience in computer science at the undergraduate level.
Breadth of teaching experience.
A view of computer science consistent with the goals of the department and the mission of the college.
Interest in teaching and developing courses across the curriculum.
Experience supervising undergraduate research projects, individual study projects, or internships.
Commensurate with experience
Proposed Start Date
Additional Applicant Instructions
The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1357.
The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
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