Professor of Practice

  • Professional
  • Washington, DC
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Expires on: March 31, 2017

George Washington University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at The George Washington (GW) University in Washington DC, invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position starting potentially as early as July 2017. The appointment will be made at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice rank depending on the candidate’s experience. GW has a history of supporting faculty with practice-of titles who are educators, practitioners, and scholars, and the Computer Science department has set high standards in providing a teaching and work environment in which practice-of faculty thrive.


During each fall and spring semester the Professor the Practice will teach sections involving first and secondary introductory programming for CS freshmen and leadership for an introductory CS course for engineering majors. Once familiar with program requirements, the Professor of the Practice will advise undergraduate computer science majors (approximately 4 hours per week, for around nine weeks in a semester) and will participate in lower level course curriculum development or become involved in advising and educational.

An initial multi-year appointment will be offered in accordance with the University’s Faculty Code. Practice-of faculty typically teach a three/two course load per year in introductory CS courses with graduate and undergraduate teaching assistant support.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for the Professor of Practice position must be highly effective classroom teachers who can demonstrate excellent educational leadership and organizational skills. They must have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as developing innovative teaching models; have the ability to help oversee an undergraduate program (advising, program oversight, and student support); and be able to teach programming in both Java and C.

Successful candidates at the Professor of the Practice level will have examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in computer science and engineering education. They must demonstrate commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science. Faculty with interest and experience in computing curricula are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have, or will have by August 15, 2017, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.

Enquiries and Application:

To enquire, please email to or call 202-994-7181. To apply, complete the online faculty application, at and upload: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of teaching interest regarding teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity; (3) teaching evaluations or summaries as evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a short cover letter describing your background and interests in teaching undergraduates at George Washington University and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science; (5) a statement of research interest (which may include research on pedagogical focus). Please have three references email their letters directly to Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy:

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.