FT/PT Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Information & Computer Sciences

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FT/PT Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Information & Computer Sciences

Job no: 502752
Work type: Faculty Full Time, Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Computer Science
Union: MSP
Categories: Computer & Information Technology, Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The College of Information & Computer Sciences (https://www.cics.umass.edu) prides itself on its faculty in both teaching and research. The teaching faculty are crucial to the mission of the College and fully participate in faculty meetings and decision-making. Teaching faculty are appointed with the expectation of long-term employment. The campus is well-respected and highly ranked, both nationally and internationally, across many different disciplines. The College of Information and Computer Sciences is among the most highly regarded of those disciplines.

Job Description:

The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts is looking for exceptional full-time and part-time teachers. We encourage applications from teachers in any area of the information and computer sciences, but we currently have the strongest need for faculty who can teach security, software engineering, theory of computation, artificial intelligence, health informatics, and data science courses.

Full-time teaching faculty typically teach six courses per year and have service obligations. Part-time teaching faculty will be assigned a proportional workload and will teach classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Initial appointments will be for at least one year. This is an academic-year appointment with teaching responsibilities for 9 months of the year. Opportunities for teaching additional summer courses may be available for additional compensation. Although not tenure track, it is expected that the person holding this position will remain with the college long term. Teaching Faculty working at least 50% time will be eligible for benefits.

Entry level teaching faculty have the rank of Lecturer, and may be promoted to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II after sufficient time in service, meritorious performance, and promise of continuing professional development and achievement. Our programs are growing, so we are currently looking to fill multiple Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer openings. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration for these openings (ex. Senior Lecturer II). As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in computer science. We are looking for individuals with a long-term commitment to teaching, who are willing to work collaboratively with our other teaching faculty to develop and continuously refine our curricula. There are no required research-related duties, although research activities are favorably regarded.


Before starting in this position, applicants must hold an MS or PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, with a PhD strongly preferred. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to, and proven track record of, teaching undergraduate courses in the information and computer sciences.

Additional Information:

Starting Date: January 19, 2020 or September 1, 2020. Other start dates (e.g., Spring 2021 or Fall 2021) may be considered.

When a prospective faculty member indicates an interest in seeking employment for a spouse or partner, UMass has a Partner Employment Program in place to support these dual career families. Although UMass does not guarantee job placement, efforts are made to help secure a position for spouses or partners. For more information on our Partner Employment Program or other faculty benefits, please see https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/work/balance.

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: [email protected].

Application Instructions:

We will begin interviewing Fall 2019 and will continue to accept applications through Spring 2020 or until all positions are filled. To ensure consideration for a fall interview, we encourage you to apply no later than October 31st 2019. To ensure consideration for a Spring interview, we encourage you to apply no later than January 31st 2020.

Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Please include a statement in your cover letter that explains why you are interested in a faculty position specifically with UMass Amherst. Your cover letter should also include a statement addressing your past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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