Lecturer in Computer Science
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Posting Details


Position Number: 1P0000
Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer
Functional Title: Instructional Faculty/Lecturer
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: CMNS-Computer Science
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Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Computer Science is looking to hire multiple instructional faculty members, at the rank of Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, or Principal Lecturers, who will work with our bright and amazing students and play a key role in teaching our core Computer Science curriculum. We seek candidates at all experience levels to join our vibrant department.

The Department of Computer Science is committed to building a diverse faculty pre-eminent in its
missions of research, teaching, and service to the community, and it especially encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups in computing. In addition, candidates who have experience engaging with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials.

The Department of Computer Science is top-ranked for research and teaching, with its undergraduate computer science program ranked 9th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate program currently educates over 3,700 diverse students from around the world. The graduate program ranks 17th in the nation, with over 400 graduate students enrolled. The Department has more than 60 tenure-track faculty and 20 instructional faculty members, many of whom have been recognized with memberships in the National Academy of Engineering, fellowships in professional scientific organizations including ACM and IEEE, NSF Faculty Early Career Development awards and Sloan Fellowships. It is home to the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/), whose programs have been funded by more than $4 million in grants and gifts, and it is located in the state-of-the-art Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering (https://iribe.umd.edu/). Additional information about the Department is available at https://www.cs.umd.edu. UMD is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and family-friendly community through programs such as TerrapinSTRONG (https://terrapinstrong.umd.edu/) focusing on building an inclusive community.

Responsibilities: During each fall and spring semester, the Lecturer will teach at most three sections in our core Computer Science curriculum, including introductory and advanced programming, computer systems, computer algorithms, and other topics. The Lecturer will also participate in non-teaching activities, such as the development/enhancement of curriculum, research, advising, and mentoring. Opportunities for summer and winter teaching for additional pay will also be available.
Minimum Qualifications:
    • An M.S. degree is required, and either the B.S. or M.S. degree must be in Computer Science or a related field such as Information Science or Data Science.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • In-depth knowledge of and proficiency teaching Python, Java, and Linux/Unix is a must.
  • Knowledge of additional languages such as Ruby, functional languages such as Haskell or OCaml, and Web programming languages such as Javascript.
  • A solid basis in theoretical computer science as well as probability and statistics.
  • Candidates with a PhD and a willingness to teach advanced upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.
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Additional Information:
Interested candidates should apply on-line at https://ejobs.umd.edu in order to receive consideration. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have complete versions of their materials – including a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, a listing of recently taught courses and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, teaching awards) uploaded as Supplemental Document 1, and a cover letter highlighting the specific strengths of the candidate with respect to this position – uploaded by February 3, 2024. For any information or questions please email instructor-search@cs.umd.edu.
Posting Date: 01/09/2024
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/03/2024
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Supplemental Document 1
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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