University of Massachusetts Amherst Teaching Fellow (Lecturer) in Amherst, Massachusetts
Teaching Fellow (Lecturer)
Job no: 494774
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Computer Science
Categories: Computer & Information Technology
About UMass Amherst
CICS (https://www.cics.umass.edu) prides itself on its faculty in both teaching and research. The teaching faculty are crucial to the mission of the College and fully participate in faculty meetings and decision-making. Teaching faculty are appointed with the expectation of long-term employment.
The University of Massachusetts flagship campus is in Amherst, Massachusetts, central to the Pioneer Valley of the Connecticut River. The campus is well-respected and highly ranked, both nationally and internationally, across many different disciplines. The College of Information and Computer Sciences is among the most highly regarded of those disciplines.
Amherst is a friendly and welcoming New England college town, home to two other academic institutions besides UMass (Amherst College and Hampshire College) and near two others (Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College). This collection of students and academics gives the area a rich intellectual tradition, while maintaining a small-town feel. Outdoor activities such as hiking are plentiful, and the town hosts frequent community-wide events. Along with nearby Northampton, the area is beautiful, culturally diverse, and supports a vibrant restaurant, arts, and culture scene. Boston, Hartford, and Providence are close by, and New York City is easily accessible. Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut are but short drives away.
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is looking for exceptional PhD recipients who are interested in furthering their teaching experience as Teaching Fellows while maintaining research activity in preparation for a future faculty position. We encourage applications from recent PhD recipients as well as those expected to be conferred in the next year.
Our programs are growing, so we are currently looking to fill multiple Teaching Fellow openings. We are looking for individuals with a strong interest in, and commitment to, teaching who are willing to work collaboratively with our other teaching faculty to develop and continuously refine our curricula. There are no required research-related duties, although research activities are favorably regarded.
Teaching Fellows typically teach four courses per year (or equivalent based on other duties and activities) in various focus-areas of computer science and at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching Fellows are encouraged to continue their research activity, typically building on or extending their PhD work, and preferably in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Other responsibilities may include curriculum development, undergraduate advising, and other administrative or scholarly duties as determined by the Chair of the Faculty.
Teaching Fellows are appointed for an initial term of one year. Reappointment for a second (and final) year is desirable, but will depend on performance, program needs, and budget sufficiency. This is an academic-year position, with teaching responsibilities for 9 months of the year. Opportunities for teaching additional summer courses may be available for additional compensation. Teaching Fellows have the a formal title of Lecturer and are eligible for all benefits other non-tenure track faculty receive.
Before starting in this position, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant is preferred.
Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of experience, and contact information for three references.
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.
Advertised: Sep 4 2018 Eastern Daylight Time