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Assistant Teaching Professor and Capstone Project Coordinator

Seattle University - Department of Computer Science
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive + benefits
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022

The Computer Science Department at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, multi-year, renewable, term faculty Assistant Teaching Professor and Capstone Project Coordinator position beginning September 2023.

 Responsibilities include teaching in our computer science undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, directing student projects, and service to the department and college. Candidates must have a strong interest in developing students through a capstone project experience, partnering with the community and industry, and demonstrate a genuine desire to contribute to the mission of Seattle University.

A significant component of this position will be filling the Capstone Project Coordinator role, which coordinates undergraduate and MS capstone projects through the College of Science and Engineering Project Center. Responsibilities include

  • Developing community and industry partnerships Working with the Project Center and community and industry partners to develop project proposals Assigning students and faculty advisors to project teams Coordinating all computer science capstone program activities, including student deliverables, presentations, and industry reviews Oversight and support of all computer science capstone projects, student teams, and faculty advisors throughout the academic year

As Seattle University’s Computer Science program continues to grow, the Teaching Professor will be responsible for re-envisioning the computer science capstone program to accommodate this growth as well as improving the overall quality and experience aligned with the Seattle University Mission.

As the Computer Science Capstone Project Coordinator, the Teaching Professor will use the Seattle University’s new state-of-the-art facilities, the Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation and the Amazon Computer Science Project Center. The project coordinator will also participate in the Capstone Design Community, an organization dedicated to improving computer science and engineering capstones in higher education worldwide.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in computer science or related discipline Experience teaching university-level courses with evidence of teaching effectiveness Experience in various software engineering and project management methodologies Broad understanding of the uses for and applicability of computer science technologies to solve practical problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science or closely related discipline Ability to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses Industry experience delivering software applications and managing projects and teams Experience designing and administering student capstone projects

The Computer Science Department offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in Computer Science, and a graduate certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals. The department has strong relationships with many local companies, including the leading technology companies headquartered nearby. For more information visit

 Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Submit applications through including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references. Application review will begin December 15, 2022, with the search remaining open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Steve Hanks at .

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