Job TitleFull-time Teaching Position in Professional Computer Science programs (Areas: Programming/Databases/Data Science)
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Chicago, IL US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Josh Blackwood
Department Masters Program in Computer Science
The MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) program and the Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago invite applications for the position of full-time Clinical Professor (open rank) to teach classes in both the MSCAPP and MPCS programs. The search is open with respect to subfield, but we encourage applications from practitioners and educators in the fields of Introductory Programming, Machine Learning, and/or Databases.
The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, depending on qualifications. The “Clinical” appointment is a full-time teaching-track position used in professionally-oriented programs at the University of Chicago. It is unrelated to clinics in a medical sense.
This full-time, benefits-eligible appointment is for an initial term of up to five years, with possibility of renewal. This is a teaching position with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring).
The Masters Program in Computer Science offers a comprehensive and professionally-oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. Our rigorous curriculum covers theory, programming, and applications and is targeted for students interested in tech careers in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Management and Application Development.
MSCAPP is a professionally-oriented program offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Harris School of Public Policy, and is designed for students seeking to leverage the power of technology and data science within the field of public policy. Through a highly interdisciplinary curriculum and opportunities for applied experience, students build expertise across the realms of computer science, data science, statistics, and public policy analysis, and ultimately embark on a career using modern tools to make a positive social impact within the public and non-profit sector.
Courses in both programs are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Instruction is expected to be primarily in person, with some limited opportunities to offer remote or hybrid courses.
The person holding this position must be able to teach Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms, and could also teach additional classes such as Intermediate Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, and Foundations of Computational Data Analysis. Syllabi for past offerings of these classes can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/ Depending on the applicant’s background and interests, the person holding this position may also be asked to teach other classes in the MPCS.
Applicants must have one of the following:
A doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment, or
A masters degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience, or
A bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant professional experience.
Work experience in the public or non-profit sector, particularly in roles related to computation and technology, and academic degree(s) in Public Policy or a related field are preferred.
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website:
Clinical Professor of Computer Science (Open-Rank) (CAPP/MPCS): https://apply.interfolio.com/115503
Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. (https://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/)
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