Assistant Adjunct Professor in Computer Science

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Mills College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor in Computer Science. The successful candidate must provide evidence of high-quality teaching of computer science to undergraduates. Available courses are:

  • CS 63: Introduction to Computer Science (Java 1)
  • CS 64: Computer Concepts and Intermediate Programming (Java 2)
  • CS 111: Computer Architecture
  • CS 114/214: Programming Languages
  • DATA 150: Introduction to Data Analysis

    All courses will be taught one time during the 2019-2020 academic year, with the exception of CS 63, which typically has two sections in the fall and one in the spring. There is also the possibility of teaching a Special Topics course in an area chosen by the candidate. Descriptions of the courses can be found on the Computer Science and Data Science catalog pages. We can provide curricula for all of the courses except for DATA 150, or the candidate can provide their own. The position requires teaching 4 sections over the academic year (generally 2 sections/semester) and performing substantial service to the Department or College.

    This is a one academic year contract position to begin in August 2019 with an expected salary of $60,000 and the possibility of renewal.

    Mills has a distinguished record in computer science education. Between 1960 and 1974, the College progressed from a single course in computing with one professor and one student to a full-fledged computer science major. Mills was the first womens college and one of the first liberal arts colleges to offer an undergraduate degree in computer science and to establish a Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Department offers a unique graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Computer Science for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields that they wish to combine with computer science. Mills graduates have been hired by Apple, Google, Salesforce, Splunk, Twitter, and other top companies; joined non-profit organizations, such as, Mission Bit, and Mozilla; and been admitted to PhD programs at CMU, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCSD, University of Virginia, and University of Washington.


    Candidates must:

  • have been instructors of computer science classes at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities
  • be comfortable working with students of diverse ethnicities, gender identities, and backgrounds
  • have a degree in Computer Science or a closely related field

    The ideal candidate would have:

  • experience teaching the courses listed above, especially introductory major courses
  • a history of teaching, mentoring, or otherwise encouraging individuals from groups underrepresented in computing

    Additional Information:

    This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is $60,000.00 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

    Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to

    All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicants background check must be cleared.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, submit the following documents at

  • Cover letter outlining teaching experience and which of the above courses they could teach
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Supporting materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g., teaching evaluations, course syllabi)
  • Names and contact information for at least two references.

    Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

    Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted through at least March 18, 2019 and until the position is filled. In addition to this full-time position, we expect to hire adjunct faculty to teach the courses not covered by the full-time employee. Please indicate on your application whether you would also want to be considered for such positions.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/6/2019
    Application Due: 5/8/2019
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