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Instructional Faculty/Lecturer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 124449
Title: Lecturer
Functional Title: Instructional Faculty/Lecturer
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: CMNS-Computer Science
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are looking to hire an instructional faculty member who will work with our bright and amazing students. We are looking to hire instructional faculty both at the lecturer level and senior lecturer level – depending on the individuals level of experience. The computer science department is expanding rapidly and is preparing to move to the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation (

Responsibilities:  During each fall and spring semester, we anticipate that the lecturer will teach at most three sections involving programming, discrete structures, and/or web development. This is often three sections of the same course, but can be two different courses in the same semester. The lecturer may also decide to participate in curriculum development or to become involved in the departments vibrant research community via research grants. Opportunities for summer and winter teaching for additional pay are also available.

Minimum Qualifications:

An M.S. degree is required and either the B.S. or M.S. degree must be in Computer Science. In-depth knowledge of and proficiency in teaching Java, C, and UNIX along with other commonly-used programming languages and skills.


Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field. Experience teaching discrete mathematics. Expertise with one or more of: Ruby, OCAML, Python, Javascript, HTML, or CSS.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Candidates should upload 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. Candidates who are interested in pursuing research activities in parallel with teaching should include in the cover letter a brief description of their interest.

This position is offered jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Candidates interested in also being considered for a parallel search taking place solely within the Department of Computer Science ( should indicate so in the cover letter and submit a copy of their application materials to:

Our department is committed to an inclusive culture that fosters the success of students, staff and faculty irrespective of race, gender identity or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, etc. We are particularly interested in growing the diversity of our student population, and encourage candidates who have experience in engaging with and supporting students of diverse backgrounds to include in the cover letter a description of their experience, perspective on the subject, and interest in pursuing such activities in our department.

For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by December 17, 2017. However, the positions will remain open until filled. For any information or questions please email

Posting Date: 12/04/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/17/2017
Physical Demands
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.

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)
Optional Documents

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