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Job Details
Instructor, Computer Science (Non-Tenure Track)
Provost's Office
Shiley School of Engineering
Full Time Faculty
Full time
Full time faculty

The Computer Science program at the University of Portland (UP) seeks a non-tenure-track instructor to join a thriving academic community in August 2021. The program offers a BSCS degree, as well as a CS minor. We strongly encourage applicants with expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, software engineering, full stack web development, or user experience design to consider this position; applicants with expertise in other areas of computer science will also be considered. This is a full-time faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, and tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days of employment. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

Through small classes and labs, the CS program engages students in developing skills and knowledge for successful technology careers and graduate school. The curriculum includes several collaborative software development projects, culminating in a capstone project often conducted with industry partners. This is an ideal position for computer science educators or software engineers who are passionate about teaching and working with students.  

We will conduct the first review of applications on October 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

The expected teaching commitment is 12 credit hours per semester; this is a full-time, 9-month (August-May) position.  

Responsibilities include:

Enhance, develop, and teach the equivalent of 4 courses per semester across all levels of the undergraduate computer science curriculum. The instructor may teach courses and labs in the following areas: cybersecurity, software engineering, user experience design, introduction to computer science, data structures, object-oriented design, capstone project, statistics/probability, introduction to engineering, and engineering economics. There are opportunities to develop new courses and some courses include both undergraduate and graduate students.

Participate in department, school, and university faculty/staff meetings and professional development workshops.

Assist with program assessments and accreditation reports.

Mentor and advise student capstone projects (counted as part of teaching commitment).

Education & Experience

Required: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Informatics, User Experience Design, Electrical Engineering or related field.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter, teaching statement and/or a separate diversity statement.

Required: Teaching, training, or technical supervisory/managerial experience.

Required: Ability to enhance and teach introductory-sequence computer science courses, labs, and workshops.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

Ability to enhance and teach courses in one or more of the following areas: cybersecurity, software engineering, user experience design.

Evidence of effective course development and teaching at the university level.

Experience working with university students in the classroom, on capstone projects, or as the director/manager of internships.

Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Evidence of effective project collaboration.

Proficiency in the following programming languages: Java, C, python.

Proficiency in full-stack development platforms and languages.

Experience with agile development.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following materials with their completed applications. A complete application includes the following documents:  

1) Cover Letter that articulates: understanding of the UP mission and highlight your compatibility with the UP approach to teaching, scholarship, and service; reason for interest in UP; how you meet the job requirements, and how you plan to enhance the current computer science courses/programs.

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Statement of Teaching discussing your philosophy regarding undergraduate education

4) Statement of past and/or proposed contributions to advance diversity, equity and/or inclusivity

5) Contact information for at least three professional references. On this document, please also include a sentence to let us know where you found out about this position.

If any of these items are missing, the application is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the search committee. All materials should be submitted as attachments with your online application (PDF format is preferred).

Other Information: 

The primary mode of instruction is in-person, although remote teaching may sometimes be necessary. Candidates are responsible for acquiring visa and/or other requirements for employment. 

Information about the University of Portand

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. https://www.up.edu/about/mission.html  The Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering has an enrollment of approximately 650 students across four undergraduate majors (computer science, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering) as well as two master’s programs. For more details, see:  https://engineering.up.edu 

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity & Inclusion Statement, References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy