Teaching Assistant Professor/Instructor

Birminghamn, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a non-tenure-track assistant professor or instructor (teaching faculty) position, starting as early as Spring 2022.

Candidates with teaching expertise in all core computer science topics are sought, with preference given to Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Architecture, Networking, Systems Programming, Operating Systems, Web-based Application Development and Software Engineering.  UAB has made a significant commitment to teaching and teaching innovation in Computer Science. Candidates must consequently have strong teaching credentials preferably in a diverse range of areas and ability to advance the teaching strengths of the Department, including application of new results in CS education, establishment of new curricula and labs, online teaching, acquisition of educational grants, and participation in accreditation activities, student recruitment and advising.

The CS Department at UAB offers PhD, MS, BA and BS programs. The Department has a strong research focus, and a strong commitment to teaching, service and outreach.  The PhD, MS, BA and BS enrollments are on the rise, with the goal of growing these programs significantly over the next several years. Research and educational funding are expanding significantly, and the Department plays a leadership role in Cyber Security and Data Science/Machine Learning/AI.  Collaborations with UAB’s medical enterprise are strong and growing, with many opportunities for faculty to participate in interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the Department, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/cas/computerscience/ .

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with the nation’s third-largest public hospital, which has rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center that ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university. It has been consistently ranked highly, including being named the 2018 and 2019 Top Young University in the U.S. (top 10 worldwide, Times Higher Education World University Rankings), America’s Best Large Employer (Forbes, 2021), and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes 2021). UAB is Alabama’s single largest employer and an engine of revitalization for Birmingham. With a record enrollment of over 22,500 students, over 2,200 full-time faculty members, and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of teaching, research, health care, and community service.

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, excellent schools, and a culture embracing diversity within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

The candidate should have at least an MS, and preferably a PhD, degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. Industrial experience is desirable but not required. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio with relevant materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations, homework/projects, teaching innovations), and at least two references. Interested applicants please follow this link to apply: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9401.

Review of candidates will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2021.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment

Posted: 08/16/2021