Lecturer in Computer Science

Illinois, United States
27 May 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 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 design and teach a course on User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) design and implementation for the Masters Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/).

As part of its curriculum, the MPCS offers several classes on web and mobile application development. The UI/UX class would target students who have taken these classes and wish to learn about UI/UX design. This course would cover topics like:

  • Evidence-based best practices in UI/UX
  • User research, as well as critical quantitative and qualitative analysis of user interfaces and experiences
  • The role of UI/UX in the software development process
  • Planning, designing and assessing platform-dependent interfaces with an emphasis in designing for mobile experiences
  • Prototyping using industry standard tools
  • Data collection design, testing and analysis for UI/UX
  • 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 UI/UX design and implementation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a portfolio of relevant UI/UX work (if the portfolio is available online, applicants should include a link in their cover letter; otherwise, the cover letter should include instructions on how to obtain a copy of the portfolio). Applicants with experience in course design 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 submit a draft syllabus for the UI/UX course.

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