Instructional Professor in Computer Science

University of Chicago Department of Computer Science

United States


The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for teaching positions for the position of Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. 

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science.  We seek individuals who can help us fulfill our educational objectives.  Position responsibilities include teaching (average teaching load is two courses per quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters), non-classroom instructional or service duties as needed, and professional development.


Candidates must have either:

            • A doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment or;

            • A masters degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience.

Prior university-level teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is required.

Candidates who are qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following areas are preferred: introduction to programming, computer systems, databases, data engineering, data visualization, and machine learning.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued. Must include a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

Optional: Candidates may submit teaching evaluations.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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