Computer Science Teaching Faculty

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

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver is a vibrant, welcoming, and optimistic community that values high-quality teaching and mentoring of students focused on building student enthusiasm, curiosity, and confidence. We provide support and encouragement to students of different needs, while maintaining high standards of accomplishment. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We especially welcome applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. 

We invite applications for two full-time, non-tenure track Teaching Series faculty positions for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning  September 1, 2022.  One position is for a Teaching Assistant Professor.  The other position is open rank (Teaching Associate Professor or Teaching Professor appointments may be possible for well-qualified applicants).

Teaching Assistant Professor appointments are initially one-year contracts renewable annually for three years. Following a successful formal performance review, the subsequent contract is for three years. During the sixth year, a faculty member can apply for promotion to Teaching Associate Professor and be awarded a 5-year contract.  Teaching Professor contracts are 7 years in length.

Position Summary  

The hired individuals will be responsible for teaching introductory, higher-level undergraduate, and possibly graduate level computer science courses. Duties include teaching six courses per year in a quarter-based system, advising students, participating in department activities, participating in equity, diversity, and inclusivity efforts, and performing departmental and university service. These positions do not require research.  The successful applicant will have a passion for teaching and a demonstrated ability to teach Computer Science courses. 

Required Qualifications 

  • MS in Computer Science or a related discipline (by the time of appointment).
  • Evidence demonstrating potential for excellence in teaching. 
  • Interest in integrating DEI into teaching and service 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience teaching a variety of computer science courses.
  • Evidence of integrating DEI into teaching and service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline.

Who We Are: 

DU is the oldest and largest private, independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, welcoming approximately 5700 undergraduate and 8000 graduate and professional students to campus either in-person or virtually each year. Our undergraduate students complete a rigorous, comprehensive core curriculum in addition to a deep, hands-on immersion in their technical curricula. DU is a research university with high research activity and an exceptional commitment to its undergraduate students.  Recently, the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science moved into a new $63M building housing state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, classrooms, offices, and innovation spaces. All our in-person academic programs are housed there. 

Where We Are: 

Denver, the Mile High City, consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Denver’s economy is rapidly growing and diversifying, with strengths in the aerospace, healthcare, financial tech, telecommunications, and IT-software sectors. Our region features a dry climate with 300 days of sunshine annually and surprisingly mild winters. The nearby Rocky Mountains provide beautiful views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round. The city of Denver is home to several major league sports teams, diverse neighborhoods, and strong cultural and food scenes.  

Salary Grade:

The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range: 

The salary range for the FT Teaching Professor= $86K-$95K, Associate TP = $79K-$85K, Assistant TP = $75K-$78K.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

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 www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. 

Please include the following documents with your application: 

1. Cover letter that includes what courses and areas you are especially interested and qualified to teach. 

2. Curriculum Vitae indicating teaching experience. 

3. Course Evaluations 

4. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, methods, and experiences (maximum 2 pages).

5. A justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity (JEDI) statement describing your philosophy, methods and experiences in JEDI.

6. Names and contact information of three references. 

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.


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

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