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Lecturer Part-Time Computing and Software Systems (CSS) multi-year

University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, Washington State
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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The Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks to fill multiple positions for Lecturer Part-Time faculty in the Division. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential, as is a commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations.  We are seeking multiple candidates to join our faculty on a part-time basis (50% - 100%) for a 9-month service period with opportunities to teach during the summer.  Positions in this title are non-tenure track and not promotion eligible.  Appointments in these positions may be for multiple years (1-5 years).  Reappointments are contingent upon instructional needs, performance, and funding. The start date is December 16, 2022.  We encourage applicants whose interests align with our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity to apply.

The position has an expectation of teaching between five and eight courses in the three quarters of the regular academic year with teaching assignments focused on courses offered by CSS. Critical topics for these courses include but are not limited to augmented and virtual reality, cloud computing, computational biology, computer graphics, computer education, computer ethics, cybersecurity, data mining, hardware and operating systems, high-performance computing, human factors in computing, parallel and distributed computing, programming, social computing, software engineering, technical writing, and wireless networks.

The successful candidates will be dynamic scholars and educators, whose work bridges theory and practice of computer science and software engineering. The successful candidate will use lecture modalities and active learning teaching techniques, or will have the willingness to learn alternative teaching modalities that ensure the best results.  The successful candidate will enjoy working independently yet interested in sharing ideas collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have previous college-level teaching and relevant industry experience.  PhD and MS degrees are desirable, though may be substituted by appropriate pedagogical and work experience.

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RESPONSIBILITY, and ENGAGEMENT. Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90% of undergraduates are from Washington State, approximately 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. 

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross- disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program. This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.


  • PhD or MS degree or foreign equivalent is desirable, though degree may be substituted by appropriate pedagogical and work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a wide variety of CSS courses
  • Demonstrated potential to support the UW Bothell mission and STEM core values, including the values of diversity and equal opportunity

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching excellence: Demonstrates teaching competence and effective approaches to teaching; shows potential for high quality teaching.
  • Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: Experience with and capacity for furthering UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement detailing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy (including representative teaching evaluations, if available). The teaching statement should also include information on the course(s) the applicant is qualified to teach.  Please review our Division's list of courses at  (1-3 pages).
  • Diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion. (1 page).
  • Provide names/contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and positions will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

If you have a question about the details of this search/position or questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Grace Ryan at

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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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