Teaching Assistant Professor – Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science


  • Professional
  • Denver, CO
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: June 22, 2019

University of Denver
RSECS-Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We invite applications for two or more full-time non-tenure track Teaching Professor Line or Professors of the Practice Line positions for the 2019-2020 academic year beginning September 1, 2019. We are especially interested in faculty who can teach courses in our data science and cybersecurity programs as well as general computer science classes. Appointments at the Associate or Full Teaching Professor level may be possible for well qualified applicants. A typical new assistant professor appointment would be made initially as a one-year contract renewable on a yearly basis for three years, followed by a three-year contract where renewal is contingent on formal performance review. During the sixth year a faculty member can apply for promotion to Teaching Associate Professor or Associate Professor of the Practice and if successful be awarded a 5-year contract.

Position Summary

The hired individuals will be responsible for teaching introductory, higher level undergraduate, and possibly graduate level computer science courses. Duties include six quarter-based system courses per year, advising students, and participating in department and university service. These positions do not require research. The successful applicant will have a passion for teaching and a demonstrated ability to teach Computer Science courses.

Required Qualifications

MS in Computer Science related disciplines is required by time of appointment.
Demonstrated ability to teach CS courses.
Significant industry experience for a position in the professor of the practice line.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience teaching computer science courses.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
Ph.D. in Computer Science or related disciplines.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Friday, August 30, 2019.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Scott Leutenegger at leut@du.edu.

Please include the following documents with your application:

Cover letter that includes what courses and areas you are especially interested in and qualified to teach
Curriculum Vitae indicating teaching experience
Course evaluations (if applicable)
A one-page teaching statement that includes information about how you will advance our inclusive excellence commitment through your teaching and service
Names and contact information of three references

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.