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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Instruction/Lecturer (professional track) in Computer Science

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Instruction/Lecturer (professional track) in Computer Science

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: Computer Science
Posted: Oct 6, 2023
Apply By: Aug 31, 2024


The Department of Computer Science of the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting for full-time, professional track faculty (Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Associate Professor of Instruction, Professor of Instruction) positions.

The Department is consistently ranked among the top computer science programs in the nation. It is renowned for its collegial environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. We value undergraduate education and have a committed group of highly effective educators, who are committed to helping all students reach the high technical standards expected of our graduates. We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to a welcoming community and excellence in mentoring through their teaching, research, and service.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is a center for high-technology industries, including companies such as Amazon, AMD, Apple, Applied Materials, AT&T, Dell, Google, IBM, National Instruments, and Samsung. Much of Austin's lifestyle is driven by outdoor activities, media, and music.

The College and Department are responsive to the needs of dual career couples, support work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies and are dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. While these positions are not eligible for tenure, we hire with the intent that new professional faculty will become a lasting part of our community.

For more information about the department, please visit

Teaching Opportunities

For this position, the primary duty is teaching undergraduate courses, which includes a wide variety of opportunities.

Teaching opportunities range from introductory computer science courses, such as data structures, discrete mathematics and computer architecture, to advanced courses, such as algorithms, web applications, cybersecurity, and topics related to artificial intelligence, computer systems, big data, and UI/UX. We have opportunities to teach classes dedicated to CS majors as well as classes targeted to majors from other disciplines—many of our professional faculty teach both types of classes.

Our curriculum offers students an opportunity to investigate the social impact of computer science, and so we have opportunities to teach classes that are technical with social impact considerations integrated into the content as well as stand alone courses related to social impact and ethics. Finally, we are currently planning to launch interdisciplinary degrees, and so we will have opportunities to teach capstone courses in the integrated disciplines.

Applicants able to teach any combination of the aforementioned topics are encouraged to apply. Our faculty work together to provide the courses the students need, so flexibility in topics taught is helpful.

  • Teach courses in the computer science curriculum, whether for majors or non-majors
  • Encourage and mentor students towards careers in industry, government, and the academy
  • Collaborate with and oversee teaching assistants
  • Develop curriculum within your courses and develop courses as needed
  • Contribute to the academic enterprise through active service, research, mentoring, or any combination of the three


Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and foster community

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Previous teaching experience

Application Instructions

All faculty positions require a cover letter, current curriculum vita, teaching statement and three (3) professional reference letters. Letters of reference must address the candidate's overall quality of teaching and/or presentation skills, the ability to communicate complex topics and expertise in the field of computer science. As part of their teaching statement, applicants are encouraged to address how they engage students as well as describe the environment they try to foster in their classroom. This description may include activities or strategies they employ or plan to employ. Applications for professional track positions will be considered on an on-going basis.

Inquiries may be directed to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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