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.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver (DU) is building an academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff who teach and work in a supportive environment surrounded by people with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We invite applications for one full-time, non-tenure track Teaching Series faculty position beginning September 1, 2023. The position is open rank (Teaching Associate Professor or Teaching Professor appointments are possible for well-qualified applicants). The teaching series career path features contracts that start at one year of duration for new assistant professors but can grow to durations of five years for associate professors and seven years for full professors. All teaching positions are considered full members of the faculty.
The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: https://www.du.edu/equity. For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit https://duvpfa.du.edu/faculty-resources/prospective-faculty/.
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, supporting 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
- Outstanding teaching skills.
- Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
- Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.
- 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 activities
- 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.
1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) December 11, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.
The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000.
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.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover letter that includes what courses and areas you are especially interested and qualified to teach.
- Curriculum Vitae indicating teaching experience.
- Course evaluations (if applicable).
- A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, methods, and experiences (maximum 2 pages).
- A justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity (JEDI) statement describing your philosophy, methods and experiences in JEDI.
- 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.