Professor of Practice or Lecturer (3 Openings)

Albany, NY, USA
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Professor of Practice or Lecturer (3 Openings)


Department:Department of Computer Science

Locations:Albany, NY

Posted:Dec 06, '17


Ref. No.:P17-48735


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Computer Science Department at University at Albany offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees, a combined BS/MS degree, a Computer Science minor, and a doctoral program that prepares students for research careers as a creative scholar or industrial scientist. Professors of Practice and Lecturers are integral to the Department's teaching mission, which now includes a dual degree program just launched in Computer Science with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in the beautiful Yangtze River Valley of China.

Successful applicants will teach in the program core both at UAlbany and, every second or third semester, at Chongqing - with additional compensation and all expenses covered. Courses at Chongqing may be from 6 to 12 weeks and may be taught entirely in the classroom, entirely online, or some combination thereof. All instruction in China will be in English and will include substantial TA support. A variety of courses must be covered including, but not limited to: programming and data structures, software engineering, programming languages, compiler design, operating systems, databases, data analytics, discrete math, and related topics. Professors of Practice and Lecturers are expected to commit to excellence in teaching, and to constant review and improvement of the pedagogy they use to engage and support student learning.


Minimum Requirements:

+ For the title of Professor of Practice, a minimum Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization

+ For the title of Lecturer, a minimum MS degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization

+ Responsibilities are predominantly teaching (base three-four teaching load), combined with University and department-level service. Professors of Practice may play an active role in ongoing program and course development.

+ Must be willing and able to travel to China to teach for up to 12 weeks

+ Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Prior college/university teaching experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer (10 Month)

Date to be filled: Fall 2018

A review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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