University of Maryland Baltimore County — Lecturer or Professor of the Practice in Computing

The Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP) in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time teaching position at the rank of Lecturer or Professor of the Practice beginning Spring 2023.

It is expected that the selected candidate will initially teach the Introduction to Computing (COMP 101) course and possibly courses in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) and Information Systems (IS) departments. However, a key component of this position is the collaborative development of an inclusive experience for all new (first year and transfer) computing and engineering students, based on COMP 101 and other existing offerings. The candidate will also be expected to support the College’s efforts to recruit and retain a diverse population of new students, particularly in STEM, and effectively collaborate with other faculty to incorporate social and ethical aspects of the computing and engineering professions into first-year course offerings. The anticipated teaching load is 3 or 4 courses/sections per semester but teaching expectations may vary based on other responsibilities in the department and in consultation with the ECEP Director.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Master’s degree in Computing Education or a computing discipline.
  • prior college-level teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to the above, have

  • a PhD degree in a related discipline,
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year computing courses,
  • an ongoing commitment to advancing computing education, as demonstrated through
  • innovative teaching and pedagogical practices and published research, and/or
  • computing industry experience to include programming experience in multiple languages.

The selected candidate will be part of the new Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP) within the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT). The goals of ECEP are to establish multidisciplinary pathways for educating the next generation of socially and ethically conscious computing professionals and engineers. ECEP will also advocate for scholarly, evidence-based teaching within our college, conduct leading-edge computing and engineering education research. It will also serve as an incubator for new ideas and programs that shape the future of computing and engineering education.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service. Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., it offers numerous opportunities for collaboration in teaching, research and service as well as rich cultural resources. UMBC has been listed by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities for undergraduate teaching and as a leading innovator in higher education, and it was named as a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Inclusive excellence is a foundational value of our community. UMBC is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We seek to attract a diverse pool of candidates for this position and therefore members of under-represented groups including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest and philosophy, and a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence on the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/113668. Three letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates. For best consideration please submit all required material by October 31, 2022 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Maria Sanchez, at msanchez@umbc.edu.

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