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Lecturer in Computer Science

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC

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Lecturer in Computer Science



Tenure Status:

Non Tenure Track

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full- time Lecturer to begin Fall 2024. The teaching load is 12 contact hours (typically 3 course sections) per semester with an initial appointment of two years with the potential for contract renewal. A Doctorate or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field (with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in computer science), is required, though exceptions may be granted for candidates with exceptional professional and/or teaching experience. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching are strongly encouraged to apply. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution. Beyond teaching across the computer science curriculum and holding office hours, the successful candidate will contribute to the liberal arts mission and to the computer science department in various ways. This may include teaching interdisciplinary courses, engaging in service to the department, institution, and the profession, mentoring students, and supervising student projects. UNC Asheville is committed to fostering an academic and educational community that is mission-centered and values driven. We welcome faculty and staff from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will be excited to engage a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students and students from under-represented groups and/or under- resourced high schools, through varied, innovative, and student-focused pedagogies. Applicants should submit the following electronically at
Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline.
Curriculum Vitae
References: Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Search Committee Chair Kevin Sanft ( UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university- sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


A graduate degree in Computer Science or a related field is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

Months per Year:

9 months


Academic Affairs


Computer Science

Special Instructions Summary:

Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications will begin January 16th, 2024.

Inquiries should be directed to Search Committee Chair Kevin Sanft ( Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

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The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

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