Lecturer or Professor of the Practice

The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer or Professor of the Practice. This full-time position begins in Spring 2023. The position may have some teaching and administrative responsibilities at the UMBC campus at The Universities at Shady Grove, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The preferred qualification is a master’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related discipline. Ideal candidates will also have evidence of strong organizational skills. Experience in academia, industry and government will be considered. Candidates who have had a non-academic career with a demonstrated commitment to teaching are encouraged to apply and should emphasize their industry experience.

The position is renewable. Teaching faculty cover a wide range of courses, primarily at the undergraduate level. They advise students, mentor teaching assistants, and help shape departmental practices and policies. Teaching faculty are expected to continue their professional growth with opportunities for increased responsibilities. Lecturers can be promoted through the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer. Applications will be considered for all areas of specialization in computer science and computer engineering.

The CSEE Department is large and growing, with a diverse community of over 2,000 undergraduate students. Professors of the Practice, along with Lecturers and a cadre of tenure-track faculty, are the driving force behind the department’s broad effort to ensure a quality education for our undergraduates: working to improve computing education, curriculum, diversity, and student support.

CSEE faculty collaborate with the Center for Women in Technology to increase the diversity of those who create technology with programs designed for students from underrepresented groups. The department also has graduate programs in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and data science. Our faculty enjoy collaboration within the department, across departments, and with partners outside the university.

UMBC is a research intensive university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we are one of the most innovative universities in the Nation: According to the 2022 US News and World Best Colleges Report, UMBC is ranked 6th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 9th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. Inclusive excellence also means being a strong community partner in Baltimore, and the UMBC Shriver Center and Center for Democracy and Civil life help forge and maintain connections. Social justice is core to our role in Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond.

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). In the 2021 Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work For rankings, UMBC is on the list for the 12th year in a row and is in the Honor roll for the 10th year.

UMBC’s campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences, and training. We are surrounded by one of the largest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation.

Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 minutes from the D.C. beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region. UMBC is one of nine institutions represented at The Universities at Shady Grove, a consortium of universities within the University System of Maryland, located in Rockville, MD.

Applications are accepted on Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/116275 The initial application consists of the following:

  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • a brief statement describing teaching experience (500 words)
  • a diversity statement describing potential contributions to UMBC’s commitment to inclusive excellence (500 words)

Promising candidates will be asked to supply three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations. For best consideration, please submit application materials by December 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the positions or the application process may be directed to the chair of the search committee at jobsLEC@cs.umbc.edu.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.