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Teaching Assistant Professor/Lecturer

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: “What is the importance of considering diversity as a factor when working with students?” The application package should consist of a cover letter, CV, contact information for references, a teaching statement no longer than two pages, and teaching evaluations for previous courses taught, if available. The cover letter should explicitly include information regarding experience teaching computer science or computer engineering courses. Applicants are specifically asked to emphasize their educational not their research accomplishments.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Teaching Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Posting Number F1700164
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University at Buffalo invites candidates to apply for non-tenure track Lecturer 10 mo. positions. We invite candidates from all areas of computer science and computer engineering who have a passion for teaching to apply. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their potential.

Duties include teaching and development of undergraduate computer science and computer engineering courses (with an emphasis on lower division), advising undergraduate students, as well as participation in department and university governance (service). Contribution to research is encouraged.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is housed in a new $75M building and offers both BA and BS degrees in Computer Science and a BS in Computer Engineering (accredited by ABET) as well as MS and PhD programs.

The department has 8 teaching faculty among our 50 full-time faculty, and approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors, 450 masters’ students, and 160 PhD students. Over the last five years we rapidly grown our numbers of career oriented teaching faculty, with five new hires joining 3 who each have over fifteen years of experience at the University. Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to biometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational and data science and engineering, document analysis and recognition; high performance computing; information assurance and cyber security; embedded, networked and distributed systems, and sustainable transportation. In 2016, our annual research expenditure exceeded $5 million and the total amount of new awards exceeded $12 million.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive public university within the State of New York with approximately 20,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. One of the most recent investments of the University is the establishment of RENEW, a multidisciplinary institute for Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water, which provides CSE faculty and students many opportunities for collaboration.

Salary range of the position is $72,000 – $81,600.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field. Exceptional applicants with a MS degree will also be considered. The ability to teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum is essential, as is potential for excellent in teaching, mentoring, service, and research. A background in computer science and computer engineering education, a commitment to K-12 outreach, and addressing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students are definite assets.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: “What is the importance of considering diversity as a factor when working with students?”

The application package should consist of a cover letter, CV, contact information for references, a teaching statement no longer than two pages, and teaching evaluations for previous courses taught, if available. The cover letter should explicitly include information regarding experience teaching computer science or computer engineering courses. Applicants are specifically asked to emphasize their educational not their research accomplishments.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Diane Porter
Contact's Title Assistant to the Chair, Computer Science and Engineering
Contact's Email dporter3@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-0967

Posting Dates

Posted 10/13/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluations