Lecturer - Computer Science
Job no: 494519
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Jul 16 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The Computer Science Department at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start in the Fall Semester of 2019. Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and service to the Department. This position is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment as Senior Lecturer following six consecutive years of outstanding performance evaluations.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. The teaching load will be three courses per semester.
Responsibilities will consist of teaching existing courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate would also be involved in advising undergraduate students, service and outreach activities, and actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department's educational mission. Examples of courses that the candidate is expected to teach include: Computing I (Introduction to Computing in C), Computing II (data structures in C), Computing III (object orientation in C++), and other undergraduate courses.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 research university with a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. UMass Lowell is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. In February of 2009, a campus-wide strategic planning initiative was launched to reposition UMass Lowell as a world-class institution over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements. The Computer Science Department: The Department of Computer Science currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 5 full-time lecturers, and a few adjunct instructors serving over 700 BS students, 161 MS students, and 94 PhD students. It also offers an MS and a BS in Information Technology online with over 100 students and over 1,200 students, respectively (BS-IT and MS-IT courses are taught by a separate faculty body). It offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The Department is looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured positions in the next few years. The Computer Science faculty has received approximately $10M in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD,DHE, NIH, and corporations. The Department has 6 NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the Department can be found at www.cs.uml.edu.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
- Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching Computer Science at the undergraduate level is required
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a current CV, cover letter, and teaching statement/philosophy with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. Submission of teaching evaluations is optional.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.