University of Chicago
Computer Science - Masters Program in Computer Science
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 Software Engineering. The “Clinical” appointment is a full-time teaching-track position used in professionally-oriented programs at the University of Chicago. It is unrelated to clinics in a medical sense.
This full-time, benefits-eligible appointment is for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a teaching position with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring).
The Masters Program in Computer Science offers a comprehensive and professionally oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. Our rigorous curriculum covers theory, programming, and applications and is targeted for students interested in tech careers in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Management and Application Development.
Courses are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Instruction is expected to be primarily in person, but maybe remote due to the University’s COVID-19-related health and safety protocols and associated requirements (once in-person instruction becomes the default mode of instruction, some classes may continue to use a remote or hybrid format).
The person holding this position must be able to teach at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Software Engineering, Applied Software Engineering, Product Management, Object-Oriented Programming, OO Architecture: Patterns, Technologies, Implementations, Topics in Software Engineering, and User Interface and User Experience Design. Syllabi for past offerings of these classes can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/. Depending on the applicant’s background and interests, the person holding this position may also be asked to teach other classes in the MPCS.
For each clinical position/rank, applicants should have one of the following: a doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment; a masters degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience; or a bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant professional experience. Work experience in a computing-related industry is preferred. In addition, each rank has 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: apply.interfolio.com/89803
Associate Clinical Professor: apply.interfolio.com/89807
Clinical Professor: apply.interfolio.com/89808
Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
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’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.
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