Masters Program in Computer Science: Full-time Teaching Positions in Databases


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The University of Chicago
Masters Program in Computer Science

Masters Program in Computer Science: Full-time Teaching Positions in Databases

The Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago invites applications for all ranks of the Clinical appointment (Assistant Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Associate Clinical Professor of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science) in the field of Databases.  These positions will teach Databases classes in the Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) and in its joint program with the Harris School of Public Policy, the Master of Science in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (CAPP).

These full-time, benefit-eligible appointments are for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. These are teaching positions with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring).

The person holding these positions will teach at least two different courses: MPCS 53001 Databases and CAPP 30235 Databases for Public Policy. Syllabuses for the latest offerings of these classes can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2019-20/spring/courses/53001 and https://www.classes.cs.uchicago.edu/archive/2019/spring/30235-1/syllabus.html. Depending on the applicant’s background and interests, the person holding this position may also be asked to teach classes covering advanced topics in Databases.

For each clinical position/rank, a PhD in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment, or 10 years of relevant industry experience is required. Work experience in a computing-related industry is preferred.  In addition, each rank requires the following requirements:

For the Assistant Clinical Professor of Computer Science position we require teaching experience in Computer Science or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level, as either an instructor of record or a teaching assistant.

For the Associate Clinical Professor of Computer Science position, candidates must have been the instructor of record in at least 1800 units of undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings in Computer Science or a related field over the span of at least six calendar years. 1800 units is typically equivalent to 18 quarter-long course offerings, or 12 semester-long course offerings.  See https://registrar.uchicago.edu/records/transcripts/transcript-key/credit-conversion-chart-equivalencies/ for equivalencies between teaching units and semester/quarter hours.

For the Clinical Professor of Computer Science position, candidates must have been the instructor of record in at least 3000 units of undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings in Computer Science or a related field over the span of at least 10 calendar years; 3000 units is typically equivalent to 30 quarter-long course offerings, or 20 semester-long course offerings. See https://registrar.uchicago.edu/records/transcripts/transcript-key/credit-conversion-chart-equivalencies/ for equivalencies between teaching units and semester/quarter hours.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website:

Assistant Clinical Professor: https://apply.interfolio.com/77082

Associate Clinical Professor: https://apply.interfolio.com/77083

Clinical Professor: https://apply.interfolio.com/77086 

Review of applications will begin August 20, 2020.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.