Professor of Computer Science

University of Chicago

United States


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Adjunct Professor (open rank) to teach in its Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS,, starting in the 2023/24 academic year. The search is open with respect to subfield, but we encourage applications from practitioners and educators in the fields of Computer Networks, Computer Security, Databases, and Artificial Intelligence.

Selected candidates will be appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, or Adjunct Professor, depending on qualifications. Adjunct faculty are appointed to an initial one-year term, with possibility of renewal to terms of up to five years, and are typically expected to teach at least one course per academic year, but may teach up to four courses per academic year.

The Masters Program in Computer Science offers a comprehensive and professionally-oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. Our rigorous curriculum covers theory, programming, and applications and is targeted for students interested in tech careers in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Management and Application Development.

Courses are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Instruction is expected to be primarily in person, with some limited opportunities to offer remote or hybrid courses. Courses can meet in the daytime (meeting 2-3 times a week for a total of up to three hours) or in the evening (meeting once per week for up to three hours). The exact day(s)/time(s) are determined in consultation with the adjunct faculty member.

While university-level teaching experience is preferred, it is not required. Successful applicants without university-level teaching experience will receive coaching and mentoring from more senior instructors before and during a new hire’s first course.

This position is part-time and is not benefits eligible. This is not a salaried position; adjunct faculty are paid on a per-course basis in the quarter(s) when they teach. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the U.S. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

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

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

    • A bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University-level teaching experience in Computer Science or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level, as either an instructor of record or a teaching assistant.

  • Work experience in a computing-related industry.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago Jobs website:  Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter detailing teaching experience (if any) and interests

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A list of three references, including name, title, employer/school and email address 

The following optional materials may be submitted:

  • Teaching evaluations from past teaching at the university level

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.

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