Professor of Practice

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 Fall 2023. This non-tenure track, specialized 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” 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” faculty thrive.

New faculty will join a vibrant department with diverse faculty, housed in a building that encourages interdisciplinary efforts across many fields. The School of Engineering and Applied Science is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and has one of the highest percentages of women engineering students nationally. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of groups underrepresented in engineering and computing, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional aspects of diversity to the university’s research, teaching and service missions.

The position primarily entails teaching courses throughout the undergraduate curriculum, including courses open to the entire University student body, and participating in program and curriculum development. The position may also include graduate level teaching within the candidate’s area of expertise. An initial multi-year appointment will be offered in accordance with the University’s Faculty Code. “Practice” faculty typically teach a three or two course load per semester with both graduate and undergraduate teaching assistant support in lower division Computer Science courses.

Minimum Qualifications:
By the date of appointment, applicants for the Professor of Practice position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. They must also have demonstrated experience or potential for teaching several topics in a Computer Science curriculum.

Enquiries and Application
To inquire, 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 students at The George Washington University and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science; (5) a statement of research interest (which may include research on Computer Science pedagogy or other areas of education research); and (6) contact information for three references who can address your teaching experience and potential for this appointment. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 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.