Assistant and Associate Teaching Professor

University of Washington'
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering invites applications for full-time Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Teaching Professor positions commensurate with experience and qualifications. Assistant and Associate Teaching Professors are non-tenured faculty members who are hired on multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period (plus summer opportunities). The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service. Teaching professors are educational professionals who combine instructional excellence with a variety of leadership, community building, outreach, pedagogy advances, and other forms of scholarship. Our school offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum-development opportunities in lower-division and upper-division courses for majors and non-majors. The Allen School fosters a diverse and inclusive academic community as a fundamental part of our mission as a public educational institution (see Teaching professors help expand the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or service (e.g., outreach, recruitment, retention, support). The University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

●     Teach courses in the computing curriculum with an emphasis on students’ success and mentoring teaching assistants.

●     Contribute to the Allen School and university through leadership and service roles.

●     Contribute to educational scholarship through course development and engagement with educational communities.

●     Promote a diverse and inclusive community through teaching, service, and possibly scholarship.

The base salary range for the position will be $11,000 – $14,000 at the Assistant Teaching Professor level and $12,000 – $17,000 at the Associate Teaching Professor level per month for a 9-month service period, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with these positions may include a one-time relocation incentive.


These positions require at least a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) or relevant teaching experience. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching (instructor or teaching assistant).


Our evaluation rubric is publicly available so that candidates and their letter writers have a better sense of what they can include and highlight in their application materials. These rubric items are also aligned with the job responsibilities and promotion guidelines for this role. Note that the examples given on the second sheet are not comprehensive and we are sensitive to the fact that most candidates will have had limited to no opportunity to demonstrate some of the listed criteria (e.g., not all institutions allow graduate students to serve as instructor of record). We welcome applicants from non-traditional backgrounds and with non-traditional experiences. For serious consideration, candidates should meet the threshold for a Good rating in at least two rubric items. 

Application Instructions

Applications received by November 13, 2023 will be given priority consideration. Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio.

Prepare PDF files for the following requested materials: your cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and a diversity statement. The teaching portfolio should address the following: teaching experience and interests, teaching philosophy and methods, and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, applications for Associate Teaching Professor should address course and curriculum design. You are also asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation.

We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with our commitment to diversity. The diversity statement should reflect on the applicant’s past experiences and address future plans to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning environment in the Allen School and the broader university community.

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or