Lecturer, Security

Illinois, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

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


Chicago, IL


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago seeks qualified lecturers for the 2020/21 school year to teach courses in the field of computer/network security for the Masters Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/).

As part of its curriculum, the MPCS offers a specialization in Information Security that includes classes such as Introduction to Computer Security (https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2019-20/winter/courses/56511) and Application Security (https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/2019-20/spring/courses/56512). The MPCS seeks to expand its offering of security classes, specially in the fields of Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Operational Security.

Courses are held for ten weeks during each academic quarter, with the eleventh week for a final project or exam. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis, lecturers may be hired to teach classes online. 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • a Master's or a doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment, or 5 years of relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment, or 10 years of relevant industry experience;
  • Teaching experience in Computer Science or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level, as either an instructor of record or a teaching assistant;
  • Work experience in a computing-related industry.

Application Instructions

The following materials must be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter detailing teaching experience and interests as well as technical experience
  • and a list of three references

The following optional materials may be submitted:

  • A draft syllabus for a security class the applicant is capable of teaching
  • Teaching evaluations from past teaching at the university level

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