Lecturer in Web Development

Illinois, United States
07 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Department of Computer Science

Location Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago seeks qualified lecturers for the 2019/20 school year to teach additional sections of an existing Web Development class and/or to teach an Advanced Web Development class for the Masters Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/).

The program has an existing Web Development class, covering web application development with Ruby on Rails (the syllabus of the Web Development class can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2018-19/winter/courses/52553). Advanced Web Development covers advanced topics that expand on the material covered in Web Development. This advanced course has been taught multiple times in the program and, while past offerings of the class may serve as a reference, lecturers are expected to refresh course materials each year, including preparing new coursework for a new offering of the class. The syllabus of the latest offering of this class can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2017-18/autumn/courses/52554

Courses are held for ten weeks during each academic quarter, with the eleventh week for a final project or exam. Courses can meet in the daytime (meeting 2-3 times a week for a total of three hours) or in the evening (meeting once per week for three hours). The exact day(s)/time(s) are determined in consultation with the Lecturer.

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

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.

Application Instructions
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 Web Development course they could teach.

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