Lecturer in Computer Science
University of California Davis
United States

Lecturer in Computer Science

Job #JPF05302

Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Nov 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, offers temporary Lecturer positions to teach undergraduate courses from January 2023 through June 2024. These positions are dependent upon the instructional needs of the department and may be full- or part-time. A list of the courses that may be available is included below. Other courses may also be available depending on instructional needs, and lecturers can also be offered the opportunity to lead undergraduate student research projects (ECS 190/192/199 units) and develop newer seminars/courses with broad appeal in areas that influence computer science and engineering education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have at least a Master's degree, and preferably a Ph.D., in CS or a closely related field. Previous teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence is preferred.

SALARY: Salary and appointment level commensurate with experience and percentage of appointment. The positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (Unit 18).

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of teaching,
  • a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • the names of three references,
  • and a cover letter identifying the course they are interested in teaching.

Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by the “Initial review date” listed in the job posting. Positions are open until filled.

APPOINTMENT DATES: Assignments vary according to type of course and percentage of appointment. Service periods are:

  • Winter Quarter 2023: January 06, 2023 – March 24, 2023
  • Spring Quarter 2023: March 30, 2023 – June 15, 2023
  • Fall Quarter 2023: September 25, 2023 – December 15, 2023
  • Winter Quarter 2024: January 5, 2024 – March 22, 2022
  • Spring Quarter 2024: March 28, 2024 – June 13, 2024

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The detailed course descriptions of all CS courses is available at https://cs.ucdavis.edu/schedules-classes. The list of undergraduate courses for which we have priority needs is:

  • ECS 20: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • ECS 32A: Introduction to Programming
  • ECS 32B: Introduction to Data Structures
  • ECS 032C: Implementation of Data Structures in C
  • ECS 034: Software Development in UNIX & C++
  • ECS 36A: Programming & Problem Solving
  • ECS 36B: Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming in C++
  • ECS 36C: Data Structures, Algorithms, & Programming
  • ECS 50: Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming
  • ECS 122A: Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • ECS 132: Probability & Statistical Modeling for Computer Science
  • ECS 140A: Programming Language
  • ECS 142: Compilers
  • ECS 150: Operating Systems and System Programming
  • ECS 152A/B: Computer Networks
  • ECS 154A: Computer Architecture
  • ECS 165A/B: Database Systems
  • ECS 173: Image Processing and Analysis


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A. Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

B. PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
C. Demonstrated teaching ability at college or university level.
D. A developing record of scholarly or professional achievements in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the courses listed by the applicant.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Listing the courses applicants are interested in teaching

  • Curriculum Vitae - Most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested at the time of the review

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05302

Help contact: jpadams@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA

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