Open-rank Lecturer, Applied Computing - YTY

New College - Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University - West campus invites applications for a full time, benefits eligible position in Applied Computing at the Lecturer level (open rank) to begin in August 2021.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences ( is an interdisciplinary unit that encompasses computing, mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, forensics, and physics. The school is committed to (1) providing a personalized learning experience in the midst of the largest public university in the nation, (2) offering innovative coursework and hands-on experiences to prepare students for the technological, social and cultural challenges they will face, and (3) recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.

The Applied Computing program enables students to acquire a computer science foundation and then explore the established knowledge and emerging developments in the high-demand areas of database systems, computer networks and cybersecurity. The Applied Computing team is a small (5 faculty members) but highly dynamic group that integrates funded research with educational activities aimed at developing and implementing effective teaching methodologies, innovative course materials, and learning tools.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.


Essential Functions of the Position:

The individual filling this position is expected to teach courses in the following areas: introductory programming (primarily in Java and Python), data structures and algorithms, and programming language paradigms. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Lecturers are also expected to work with colleagues within and outside the school to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success, manage Instructional Aides who assist with courses, and provide other school service as assigned. Lecturers are critical to the school’s mission, are appointed with the expectation of long-term employment, and actively participate in faculty meetings, decision-making, and service. Typical classes may include but are not limited to: ACO 100: All About Data: Design, Query, and Visualization (for non-majors), ACO 101: Introduction to Computer Science, ACO 102: Object-Oriented Programming, ACO 201: Data Structures and Algorithms, and ACO 240: Introduction to Programming Languages.



Required Qualifications:

  1. M.S. or higher degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, by time of appointment.
  2. Previous teaching experience in computer science or related disciplines, OR experience in computing-related industry positions.
  3. Ability and commitment to work with diverse populations and encourage student success.

Desired Qualifications:  

  1. 3+ years of experience teaching at the college level.
  2. Additional graduate coursework beyond the M.S. degree.
  3. Experience using course management and automatic-grading software such as Canvas and
  4. Experience in collaborative teaching efforts with other disciplines, supervising supplemental kinds of student learning or administrative duties related to teaching.
  5. Extensive experience with multiple programming languages such as Java, Python, SQL, C/C++/C#, JavaScript and PHP.
  6. Ability to teach discrete mathematical structures for computer scientists.
  7. Experience or demonstrated commitment to incorporating the principles of justice equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and research.


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is February 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  3. One page statement of teaching philosophy (describing courses you could teach and your previous teaching experiences),
  4. Unofficial graduate transcripts
  5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  6. A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (please provide specific examples and an indication of the desired impact).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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