Lecturer - Advanced Databases

Chicago, Illinois
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago seeks qualified lecturers for the 2018/19 school year to teach an Advanced Databases class for the Masters Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/). Applicants to teach other courses in the field of computational data analysis may also be considered for this position.

The Advanced Databases course must cover advanced topics in the theory and application of database technology. Students taking this class will have already taken an introductory Databases course covering design and development of relational databases, including both the theoretical underpinnings of databases (relational algebra, normal forms, etc.) and the practical aspects of building and using a database (database design methodologies, SQL, etc.) (see https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2018-19/autumn/courses/53001-1 for a complete syllabus). In the past, the Advanced Databases course has covered topics like data warehousing, parallel and distributed databases, advanced concepts in database transactions, graph databases, among others.

Courses are held for three hours one evening per week for ten weeks during each academic quarter, with the eleventh week for a final project or exam.

Applicants will be evaluated on teaching skills and command of specific course content. Applicants must have completed a Master's degree in Computer Science or have equivalent professional experience in the specific course areas. Applicants with a PhD in Computer Science or experience in teaching at the university level will be given preferred consideration.

This position is part-time and is not benefits eligible. Applicants must currently be authorized to work permanently in the U.S.

Applicants must apply on-line at the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at https://tinyurl.com/mpcs18-adv-databases

Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing technical and teaching experience, and a list of three references.

Optionally, applicants may upload a draft syllabus for an Advanced Databases course they could teach.