Title: Masters Program in Computer Science: Full-time Teaching Positions
The Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) at the University of Chicago invites applications for all ranks of the Clinical appointment (Assistant Clinical Professor of, Associate Clinical Professor of, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science). These full-time, benefit-eligible appointments are for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. These are teaching positions with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring). MPCS classes range in size, depending on student interest: most core classes are between 40-60 students, while elective classes are smaller.
The MPCS curriculum includes immersion classes (introductory classes for students without a background in Computer Science), core classes (focused on building a solid foundation in core computer science concepts), and electives (focused on providing applied and industry-oriented skills). These positions will teach immersion programming classes, core courses, and/or electives related to data analytics. You must be able to teach at least two of the following classes: Concepts of Programming, Databases, Advanced Databases, Introduction to Computer Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Parallel Programming, Compilers, Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Functional Programming, Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, Foundations of Computational Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Applied Data Analysis, or Big Data Application Architectures. Syllabi for past offerings of these classes can be found at https://mpcs-courses.cs.uchicago.edu/
A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment, or 10 years of relevant industry experience is required. Work experience in a computing-related industry is preferred.
For the Assistant Clinical Professor of Computer Science position, we require 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.
For the Associate Clinical Professor of Computer Science position, candidates must have been the instructor of record in at least 1800 units of undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings in Computer Science or a related field over the span of at least six calendar years. 1800 units is typically equivalent to 18 quarter-long course offerings, or 12 semester long course offerings. See https://registrar.uchicago.edu/records/transcripts/transcript-key/credit-conversion-chart-equivalencies/ for equivalencies between teaching units and semester/quarter hours.