Computer Science Assistant Professor Of Instruction/Lecturer positions

Northwestern University
Computer Science

Northwestern University Computer Science seeks outstanding candidates for non-tenure-track teaching faculty and Lecturers in all areas of Computer Science. Northwestern CS is a dynamic and growing academic community with students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. The successful applicant will be an extraordinary teacher and mentor, combining deep knowledge of Computer Science with a passion to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of students. They will go well beyond delivering entry-level service courses to create learning experiences that motivate students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of CS that shape their careers and the world beyond. This is a multi-year, renewable position; initial appointment terms are 3-5 years at the Assistant Professor rank.   Our goal is to help new faculty to build lasting and meaningful careers within a supportive community that values teaching and learning.

To be eligible for the Assistant Professor of Instruction position, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. For the Lecturer position, a Masters in Computer Science and a strong, demonstrable track record of Computer Science teaching is required. Faculty of Instruction typically teach two courses per term with ample graduate and undergraduate TA support. They are also involved in advising students and in departmental curriculum development.

Applicants should submit:

A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
Three to five letters of reference which can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities
A statement of teaching philosophy
A diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to inclusive, accessible, and equitable educational environments.
Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
A teaching demonstration video (if available)

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. We will begin to review applications on October 25, 2023. However, the positions will remain open until filled.

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