Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice, Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. We invite applications for a part-time non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice position for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning September 1, 2020.

Position Summary

A Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice appointment is made as a one-year contract renewable on a yearly basis. The Professor of the Practice faculty series is designed to bring in faculty with significant industry experience, but who may not have advanced or terminal degrees in their profession. Faculty in this series are expected to teach courses around their expertise and to connect students and faculty with industry members, bringing a valuable industry viewpoint into classrooms.

The hired individuals will be responsible for teaching introductory, higher level undergraduate, and possibly graduate level computer science courses. The Department of Computer Science offers BS, BA, MS and PhD's in Computer Science, undergraduate programs in Game Development, and professional Masters programs in both Cybersecurity and Data Science. Assistant Professor of the Practice faculty are expected to deliver courses primarily during the regular school year in a quarter-based system. In addition, faculty are expected to advise students, use their industry experience to help connect students and faculty with industry members, and participate in department and university service. This position does not require research. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The successful applicant will have a passion for teaching and a demonstrated ability to teach Computer Science courses.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science related discipline by the time of appointment.
  • 5 or more years of industry experience working in a field related to our degree programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach CS courses.
  • An inclusive mindset.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science related disciplines.
  • 10 or more years of industry experience in a field related to our degree programs.
  • Previous experience teaching computer science courses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume including relevant teaching experience and industry experience 
  2. Cover Letter that indicates what courses you are especially qualified and interested in teaching
  3. One page Statement of Teaching which describes your philosophy towards pedagogical excellence
  4. Statement on Inclusivity and Diversity addressing how past and/or potential future contributions will advance DU's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  5. Names and contact information of three individuals who will provide professional references for you. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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