Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Institute of Technology-FTLCSS [#9843]
Position Title: Full-time Lecturer CSS
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Computer Architecture
Appl Deadline:2017/11/15 finished (2017/09/17, finished 2018/07/01, listed until 2018/03/25)
Position Description:    

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University of Washington Tacoma

Full-time Lecturer Position in Computer Science and Systems

The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for one full-time lecturer position for the Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program. This position is a full-time 9-month renewable position with an initial appointment term of up to three years (commensurate with experience), beginning September 2018. Reappointments after the initial year are from 3-5 years. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field. Successful candidates will be expected to commit to high-quality teaching and excellent communication. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered.

The University of Washington Tacoma, one of three UW campuses, is an urban undergraduate and graduate level campus that is changing the face of its region economically, culturally, and architecturally. The Institute of Technology was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical industry demand for baccalaureate and master’s level computing and engineering professionals. The Institute’s 800+ students are enrolled in four undergraduate degree programs: Computer Engineering and Systems (ABET accredited), Computer Science and Systems (ABET accredited), Information Technology (ABET accredited), and Electrical Engineering in addition to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Systems, and a professional master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership, in partnership with UW Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business. The Institute will be expanding its degree offerings as it continues to grow. Our MS in Computer Science and Systems program has interdisciplinary, data centric tracks that leverage the research strengths of other academic units on campus, particularly in Data Science, GIS, Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems. The Institute is also the academic home for the Center for Data Science, with established research partnerships that currently engage the healthcare and insurance industries, corporate and government entities, and other universities worldwide, providing faculty, research staff and students with applied research opportunities. Please see for more details.

Applicants should include (1) a cover letter describing academic qualifications, professional experiences and how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula; (2) a description of teaching philosophy (including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach, refer to; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly in one or more of the targeted areas indicated above; (4) a diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in computer science; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further University of Washington Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion; (5) a curriculum vitae; and (6) three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted electronically to

UW Tacoma is a 40-acre, urban-serving campus with approximately 4500 students. Its architectural award winning LEED certified, repurposed warehouses in the midst of the city’s museum mile are situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier and providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Questions related to these positions are to be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Chris Marriott, at

These positions will remain open until filled, however applications received before November 15, 2017 will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

“University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street
Box 358426
Tacoma, WA 98402

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