Posting Number F0130
Department Lecturer in Computer Science
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Computer Science
invites applications for a Lecturer in Computer Science to begin Fall 2022.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that fulfill
requirements in our computer science major, computer science minor, and in
related disciplines. These courses may include introductory programming, data
structures, and software engineering. There are opportunities for the
successful candidate to design and deliver course offerings in their area of
scholarly interest (all areas will be considered). While we prefer
candidates that possess teaching experience, we are open to mentoring those
with a passion for and commitment to high-quality teaching in an undergraduate
liberal arts and sciences university. To be considered for this two-year
lecturer position the candidate must have a graduate degree with a minimum of
18 graduate credit hours in computer science and related disciplines. An
earned Ph.D. in computer science or candidates nearing completion of their
doctorate with a defense expected prior to July 1, 2022 would be preferred.
UNC Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution with a deep
commitment to teaching. It is the designated liberal arts university of the
UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North
Carolina. The faculty at UNC Asheville teach across our required
interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Core (LAC) curriculum, in courses that
include first-year seminars; diversity intensive courses; courses that engage
scientific perspectives, the intersection of arts and ideas, and a central
component of the curriculum—our Humanities Program.
Furthermore, UNCA has been and continues to be a national leader in
undergraduate research. Over 60% of our students graduate each year having
been engaged in this important learning experience and the University embraces
the mentoring of undergraduate research as one of the highest forms of
teaching. This commitment makes it essential for all faculty to be engaged in
the current trends of their disciplines and this is demonstrated in the
outstanding research and scholarship produced by the faculty.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 courses (12 contact
hours) per semester, engage in service to the institution, the community and
the profession, and ideally work with our students in some area of the
discipline specific to their expertise. Individuals with a passion for
undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on
the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and
educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all
racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds.
We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests
align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be excited to engage
a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students
and students from under-represented groups and/or under-resourced high
schools, through varied, innovative, and student-focused pedagogies.
Applicants should submit the following electronically at
https: // jobs.unca.edu:
Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a
fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of
your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to
the evolution of your discipline.
Diversity Statement : 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in
advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b)
examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and
inclusion; and © your understanding of the importance of diversity and
inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.
References : Names and contact information for three references from
whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these
references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to
develop and maintain a successful research program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Marietta E. Cameron,
email@example.com, Chair and Professor of Computer Science.
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our
students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to
apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and
sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate
against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national
origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any
other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and
privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of
A Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field is required. A Ph.D.
in computer science or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate
must be able to demonstrate that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor
undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into
the classroom; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and
increasingly diverse organization.
Months per Year 9 months
Division Academic Affairs
Department Computer Science
Special Instructions Summary
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring
departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at
https: // jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the
application system which will automatically request three letters of reference
to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate's
writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate
students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search
Review of applications will begin January 31st, 2022.
Inquiries only may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Marietta
Cameron, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not submit any materials to this
email address. All application materials, including letters submitted
separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the
Posting date 01/11/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022
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How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
UNC Asheville website
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher Ed Jobs
Inside Higher Ed
NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
Circa (formerly Local Job Network)
Do you have at least one year of work experience in college student services at a liberal arts university?