Instructor or Professorial Lecturer, Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Washington, DC
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: November 15, 2019

American University
Computer Science

Term Faculty Position

Instructor or Professorial Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

American University

The Department of Computer Science of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Spring 2020.  Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field.  The appointment is a 5-month position and will commence on January 13, 2020.  The position is potentially renewable.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field. Highly qualified applicants with a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field will be considered.  The ideal candidate will be an inspiring teacher with demonstrated excellence in entry-level Computer Science courses. Competency in the teaching of systems-oriented courses is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of our Introduction to Computer Science course (a python-based course that serves as an introduction to the computer science major) and a section of either our Data Structure course (Java-based) or our Systems programming course (C/C++- based). Alternatively, one of these three courses could be replaced by another course of his or her interest available in the department.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

The Computer Science Department offers both a BS and a MS in computer science.  The undergraduate major has been experiencing rapid growth. Learn more about the department at

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Submitting an Application

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via :  a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations and/or other material documenting teaching excellence, especially in the context of introductory computer science courses. Please contact Nathalie Japkowicz at if you have any questions.