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Visiting Faculty Lecturer - Computer Science (multiple positions)

Apply now Job no: 513751
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Computer Science Department at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position (Multiple Positions) at the rank of Visiting Faculty Lecturer to start in the Fall Semester of 2022 (an earlier start might be considered).

Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and service to the Department. This is a one-year position with possible extensions. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell:

Located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 research university with a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology.  UMass Lowell is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region.  In February of 2009, a campus-wide strategic planning initiative was launched to reposition UMass Lowell as a world-class institution over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

The Computer Science Department:

The Department of Computer Science currently has 13 tenured and 12 tenure-track faculty members, 7 full-time teaching faculty members, and a few adjunct instructors serving almost 1,000 BS students, 50 MS students, and 50 PhD students.  It also offers an MS and a BS in Information Technology online with over 700 students and over 1200 students, respectively (BS-IT and MS-IT courses are taught by a separate faculty body).  It offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The Department is looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured and teaching positions in the next few years. 

The Computer Science Department has seen a tremendous growth over the last five-to-six years.  Undergraduate enrollments have doubled to about 1,000 from about 500; the faculty has doubled to 32 from 16. Research awards from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations have more than quadrupled; and expenditures have more than doubled to over 20 million.  The Department has 6 NSF CAREER Award recipients.  More information about the Department can be found at www.cs.uml.edu.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching Computer Science at the undergraduate level is required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For priority consideration, please submit your application by May 15, 2022.  Review of applications will begin immediately and Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.   However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission.  References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted.  *Three letters of reference are required.

Other optional documents:

  • Please attach to your application, summaries of teaching evaluations, if available. Teaching evaluations are optional but highly recommended.

 

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