Lecturer - Computer Science

Job description

Working Title:

Lecturer - Computer Science

Posting Number:


Classification Title:


Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

11.07 - Computer Science


Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:


Salary Information:

Minimum salary is $65,225

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:

9 months per academic year, mid-September through mid-June


Cheney and Spokane Catalyst Building



Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Sherry Mowatt

Responsible HR User:

Britt Pirker

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Lecturers – Computer Science (multiple positions)

The Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (CSEE) in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at Eastern Washington University invites applications for multiple lecturer positions in Computer Science to begin September 2021.

Eastern Washington University is a midsize regional, comprehensive institution offering liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Cheney, Spokane, and elsewhere in Washington State. The Spokane metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 diverse residents and offers great four-season outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and cultural community.

The Department of CSEE offers academic programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees: the ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS), the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS), and the Professional Master of Computer Science (MCS).

Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Dan Tappan [email protected], or department chair Dr. Esteban Rodriguez-Marek [email protected].

Questions about the application process may be directed to Britt Pirker at 509.359.6931 or [email protected]. All materials will be held in strictest confidence, and your references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

This position may be required to teach on two campuses, Cheney and Spokane Catalyst Building. The two campuses are 20 minutes apart.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands :

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Lecturer of Computer Science

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science or a closely related field;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, as instructor of record, of undergraduate Computer Science coursework;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who offer one year of college-level teaching experience;
  • Preference may be given to candidates who can teach Computer Engineering, Computer Architecture, Web Programming (PHP preferred), Computer Networking, and Operating Systems;

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter in response to course schedule.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position is open until further notice; screening of applications will begin as early as 3/29/2021. Your application must be complete and submitted through the online jobs portal (https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu). Uploaded applications must include:

  • Cover letter which explains how you meet each of the qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching interest and philosophy;
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; scan your transcripts to create a consolidated pdf file before attaching);
  • Diversity statement – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public;
  • Include a chart that lists the undergraduate courses you have taught and types of teaching experience (Face to Face, Online, Hybrid, etc.) – attach to the link labeled Other Document #1.
  • You will also be requested to complete a Faculty Profile. Three references are required; when you complete the online application, you will be prompted to enter the names, email addresses and other information for your references.

% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Teaching: Typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA.

  1. Meet all scheduled classes;
  2. Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales;
  3. Schedule and attend office hours;
  4. Turn in grades according to established deadlines.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Essential Function Indicator:





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Job No:
Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time