Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Job posting number: #7089842

Posted: November 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Computer Science Department at Rowan University invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin September 2022. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate level. In addition to teaching responsibilities, successful candidates will be required to make meaningful and substantive service contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and to their department. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in professional development to stay current in their content area and in evidence-based instructional approaches.

Lecturers are full-time, non-tenure-track faculty 10-month teaching positions. Successful candidates will teach a total of 24 credits over two semesters, with an option to teach overload and summer classes for additional compensation. Lecturer positions are renewable, with expectations for continuing renewal of two, three, four, and then five years per contract. In addition, the position has a promotion path to a Master Lecturer and includes benefits.


A master's degree in Computer Science, or closely related discipline, is required; Ph.D. is preferred
Evidence of excellence in teaching is required and student advising/mentorship experience is preferred.
Strong interpersonal communication skills highly desired
Main Duties:

Teach courses as determined by programmatic needs and based on individual expertise
Engage in service to the department, the college, and the university based on the successful candidate’s interests, experience, and the developing programmatic needs in the department. Examples of such service opportunities include, but are not limited to:
Serve on department, college, and/or university-level committees
Lead/facilitate/support various student-centric programs such as the Learning Assistant program, Peer Mentoring and co-op/internship programs
Serve as a Faculty Mentor to CS students
Lead or assist with the Academic Integrity initiative
Coordinate courses in the program
Advise student organizations
Assist with curricular development
Assist with industry outreach and invited speaker talks
Assist students with interview preparation (i.e., resume reviews, conducting mock interviews)
Lead/assist with the departmental assessment process
Assist the department with marketing its initiatives, including editing and publishing newsletter, disseminating announcements about various department events, etc.
Lead/assist with the department entrepreneurial initiatives, helping students commercialize their projects
Perform other duties at the discretion of the department
The Computer Science Department is one of seven departments in the College of Science & Mathematics and offers an ABET-accredited B.S. Computer Science degree along with an M.S. degree in Computer Science, a B.A. degree in Computing and Informatics, an M.S. in Data Analytics, and MS in Cyber Security. The Department continues to grow fast and is among the largest departments on campus.

Rowan University is a doctoral institution with high research activity (R2) with approximately 20,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, with a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The institution is home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges – William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Health Professions and School of Earth & Environment.

The applicants will need to submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) graduate transcripts (copies acceptable) on our online application system jobs.rowan.edu. Applicants will also be prompted to submit the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted automatically with instructions for submitting letters of recommendation.

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