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Term Faculty Position at American University

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Nathalie Japkowicz

May 18, 2020, 9:46:36 PM5/18/20
Term Faculty Position
Instructor or Professorial Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
American University

The Department of Computer Science of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2020-2021. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one-year position and will commence on August 24, 2020.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field. Highly qualified applicants with a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field will also be considered. The ideal candidate will be an inspiring teacher with demonstrated excellence in entry-level Computer Science teaching. Competency in the teaching of computer organization (in a hands-on electrical/computer engineering fashion) is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach some of our Computer Science I and II sections and, if comfortable with them, sections of our Computer Science III course or sections of our engineering-style lab-based computer organization course. CS I is a Python-based course that serves as an introduction to the computer science major, CS II is a Java-based introduction to data structures and object-oriented programing, and CS III is our C/C++ based systems programming course. Alternatively, one of these courses could be replaced by another course of the candidate’s interest available in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

The Computer Science Department offers both a BS and a MS in computer science. The undergraduate major has been experiencing rapid growth. Learn more about the department at

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Submitting an Application

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application via Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations and/or other material documenting teaching excellence, especially in the context of introductory computer science courses. Please contact Nathalie Japkowicz, at if you have any questions.

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