Lecturer Positions in Computer Science
Company: Sonoma State Univeristy
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: March 20, 2020
We are seeking qualified candidates who are able to serve in one
or both of the following capacities:
The Computer Science Department offers a number of courses that
consist of a lecture and a closed lab– a course component that is
closely tied to the lecture and whose activities reinforce and
complement the topics that are covered in the lecture. Each closed
lab meets once a week, for three hours, in a classroom that is
equipped with iMac workstations. Successful candidates for this
position lead the lab sessions and provide assistance to students
as they work on their assignments. The instructor of the lecture
component leads the course and is responsible for the course in its
entirety, including the design of the hands-on assignments that the
students are expected to complete during the lab meetings. Lab
Instructors are expected to be informed about the entire course
through the material that the lead lecture instructor makes
available to them and to coordinate closely with the lead
instructor throughout the semester. Even though they might give a
short overview of the lab at the start of the session, the lab
instructors usually do not give lectures introducing new material.
They answer students' questions related to the topics covered in
the lecture, and help them design, develop, and debug their lab
assignments. In addition, the lab instructors are expected to grade
Those applying for this position are expected to teach an entire
course in their area of expertise. Giving lectures, as one of the
teaching modalities, is an integral part of these positions. In
addition, the candidates are expected to design the course material
for the entire semester, develop and assign homework and projects,
devise and administer quizzes and exams, provide graded feedback to
students, and hold office hours. The list of topics and the goals
of the courses will be provided to the instructors by the Computer
Science Department. Examples of courses in this category are
Discrete Structures for Computer Science, Database Management
System Design, Software Engineering, and Introduction to Linux. In
addition to the courses in our curriculum that have designated
names, such as the few examples that were just noted, the
candidates might be invited to create specialized electives in
their area(s) of expertise. Examples of these courses are
High-Performance Computing and Cloud Computing. The successful
candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our
students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and
celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful
candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively
in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the
successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff,
students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment
to the principles of ethical exploration, civic engagement, social
responsibility, and global awareness.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a B.S.,
M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
Candidates without a postgraduate degree must have substantial
postsecondary teaching and/or industry experience.
To be considered for inclusion in our hiring pool, the candidates
must have one of a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a
closely related field. Candidates without a postgraduate degree
must have substantial postsecondary teaching and/or industry
Qualifications for Lab Instructors include:
- Mastery of the course topics and the programming language(s)
that are used in the labs for which they apply.
- Ability to work one-on-one with students. capacity to
coordinate closely with the lead instructor of the course.
- A commitment to working as part of a diverse team, educating a
diverse student body.
Qualifications for Lead Instructors include:
- expertise in the subject area to be taught.
- ability to work one-on-one with students
- a demonstrated commitment to teaching a diverse group of
students at the undergraduate level.
RANK AND SALARY
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is
dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation,
and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty
contract salary increases.
•Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee
employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time,
temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and
Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester
basis. Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary
faculty appointments. Expenses incurred to attend an interview for
temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the
Faculty Affairs updated 2/25/2020#105000 Please refer to this
number on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to
race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or
protected veteran status. This position is considered a "mandated
reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condion.
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