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About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

CICS (https://www.cics.umass.edu) prides itself on its faculty in both teaching and research. The teaching faculty are crucial to the mission of the College and fully participate in faculty meetings and decision-making. Teaching faculty are appointed with the expectation of long-term employment. The campus is well-respected and highly ranked, both nationally and internationally, across many different disciplines.  The College of Information and Computer Sciences is among the most highly regarded of those disciplines.

Amherst is a friendly and welcoming New England college town, home to two other academic institutions besides UMass (Amherst College and Hampshire College) and near two others (Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College).  This collection of students and academics gives the area a rich intellectual tradition, while maintaining a small-town feel.  Outdoor activities such as hiking are plentiful, and the town hosts frequent community-wide events.  Along with nearby Northampton, the area is beautiful, culturally diverse, and supports a vibrant restaurant, arts, and culture scene.  Boston, Hartford, and Providence are close by, and New York City is easily accessible.  Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut are but short drives away.

 

Job Description:

The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts is looking for exceptional full-time and part-time teachers. We encourage applications from teachers in any area of the information and computer sciences, but we currently have the strongest need for faculty who can teach security, software engineering, theory of computation, artificial intelligence, health informatics, and data science courses.

Full-time teaching faculty typically teach six courses per year and have service obligations. Part-time teaching faculty will be assigned a proportional workload and will teach classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Initial appointments will be for at least one year. This is an academic-year appointment with teaching responsibilities for 9 months of the year. Opportunities for teaching additional summer courses may be available for additional compensation. Although not tenure track, it is expected that the person holding this position will remain with the college long term. Teaching Faculty working at least 50% time will be eligible for benefits.

Entry level teaching faculty have the rank of Lecturer, and may be promoted to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II after sufficient time in service, meritorious performance, and promise of continuing professional development and achievement.  Our programs are growing, so we are currently looking to fill multiple Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer openings. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration for these openings (ex. Senior Lecturer II).  We are looking for individuals with a long-term commitment to teaching, who are willing to work collaboratively with our other teaching faculty to develop and continuously refine our curricula. There are no required research-related duties, although research activities are favorably regarded.

 

Requirements:

Applicants must hold a M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field with a Ph.D. strongly preferred. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to and proven track record in teaching undergraduate courses in the information and computer sciences.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/494782/ftpt-lecturersenior-lecturer-information-computer-sciences

Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, description of experience, and contact information for three references. 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.