Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Iowa State University

United States

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa is accepting applications for a term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.


Responsibilities will include teaching computer science courses, mainly at the undergraduate level, and may include lectures in a large classroom setting and supervision of teaching assistants who would cover smaller hands-on lab sections.


This part-time term faculty position is an 87.5% full-time equivalent (FTE), 9-month position with an initial 3-year term. This position has the possibility of additional course assignment and possible summer appointment both contingent upon budget and staffing needs.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field

Teaching experience in computer science or a related field at college level


Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field

Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Professional practice in computer science or closely related field


Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Computer Science resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offering B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a brand-new M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence. The department is proud to be one of the founding departments for the B.S. in Software Engineering, B.S. in Data Science, Data Science Minor and Certificate along with the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance.


The department participates in many interdisciplinary research collaborations, including partnerships with faculty in bio-sciences, mathematical sciences, and engineering. The Department of Computer Science has 38 faculty professionals, 150 Ph.D. students, 50 M.S. students, and approximately 900 B.S. students. All admitted Ph.D. students are offered a two-year teaching assistantship from the department, and almost all are supported by research or teaching assistantships after that. We have strong research and educational programs in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering and Programming Languages, Systems and Networking, and Theoretical Foundations. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants, including the interdisciplinary activities mentioned, and we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.  


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2026



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Part time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Teaching Statement

4) Contact Information for Three References. Once you submit your application, we will be requesting letter from your references. Your application will not be considered complete until we have received at least two letters.


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by May 31, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

May 16, 2023




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