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PT Teaching Faculty (Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer) - CICS

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Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Computer Science
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Information & Computer Sciences

About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

About the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences 

Established in 2015, the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is home to a U.S. News & World Report top twenty-five ranked computer science graduate program and a top-thirty ranked undergraduate program. Today, CICS has 74 faculty, including 40 faculty hired in the past five years.  Research funding from industry and government exceeded $21 million in the past year. The college maintains significant research collaborations with more than 50 industry-leading technology companies. Its affiliated research centers include the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, the Center for Data Science, the Center for Smart and Connected Society, the Center for Knowledge Communication, the Computational Social Science Institute, and the Cybersecurity Institute. The college offers a world-class education, with 281 PhD students, 396 MS students, and 1732 undergraduate computer science and informatics majors. United by a revolutionary vision for computing research, education, and outreach—Computing for the Common Good—the CICS community is committed to inspiring and educating students from all backgrounds and experiences, and conducting research that improves the lives of the people of the Commonwealth and the world. 

 

Job Description

The Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts is looking for exceptional teachers in both informatics and computer science to join our growing Teaching Faculty. Our programs are growing, so we are currently looking to fill multiple openings. We encourage applications in all areas of informatics and computer science, but are particularly interested in faculty who can teach courses in computer systems, software engineering, data science, and health informatics. Applicants who are interested in part-time employment should apply via this posting. Applicants who are interested in full-time employment should go to cics.umass.edu and apply via the full-time posting.

We are looking for individuals with a commitment to teaching, who are willing to work collaboratively with our other faculty in the teaching and tenure tracks to develop and continuously refine our curricula. It is expected that the person holding this position will remain with the college long-term. 

As part of a public, land-grant institution, CICS is dedicated toward “Computing for the Common Good.” Given our continually growing and increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring historically marginalized demographics in computer science. 

Initial appointments will be for at least one year at the rank of Lecturer, though highly qualified candidates may receive consideration for these openings at other ranks (Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II). Lecturers may be promoted to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II after sufficient time in service, meritorious performance, and promise of continuing professional development and achievement.  After four years of full-time equivalent service, teaching faculty are also eligible for a continuous appointment. This is an academic-year appointment with teaching responsibilities for 9 months of the year. Full-time teaching faculty typically teach five courses per year at the undergraduate or graduate level and have service obligations. Part-time teaching faculty will be assigned a proportional workload and may teach classes at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. Opportunities for teaching additional summer courses may be available for additional compensation. There are no required research-related duties, although research activities and prior research record are highly valued. 

 

Requirements

Before starting in this position, applicants must hold an MS or PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, with a PhD strongly preferred. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to, and proven track record of, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the information and computer sciences.

 

Additional Information

Starting Date: September 1, 2023. Other start dates (e.g., Spring 2024 or Fall 2024) may be considered.

When a prospective faculty member indicates an interest in seeking employment for a spouse or partner, UMass has a Partner Employment Program in place to support these dual career families. Although UMass does not guarantee job placement, efforts are made to help secure a position for spouses or partners. For more information on our Partner Employment Program or other faculty benefits, please see https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/work/balance.

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: facrec@cs.umass.edu.

 

Application Instructions

We will begin interviewing in early Fall 2022 and will continue to accept applications through Spring 2023 or until all positions are filled. To ensure consideration for a fall interview, we encourage you to apply no later than October 31, 2022. To ensure consideration for a spring interview, we encourage you to apply no later than January 31, 2023.

Candidates are required to attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references. We strongly encourage you to also provide any material relevant to evaluating your teaching abilities such as teaching reviews/assessments and student feedback. Please also include a statement in your cover letter that explains why you are interested in a faculty position specifically with UMass Amherst. Your cover letter should also include a statement addressing your past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.   

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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