Professor in Practice

The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for multiple non-tenure-track positions.

  • Lecturer positions. The subjects of interest include introductory programming courses, discrete mathematics, systems programming, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and related courses. Depending on the qualifications and experience, the successful candidates may be considered at the level of Lecturer III or Senior Lecturer.
     
  • Assistant Professor in Practice. The subjects of interest include introductory programming courses, discrete mathematics, systems programming, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and related courses. 
     

Required qualifications:

Applicants for a Lecturer III position must have a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field or at least five years teaching experience at UTSA or commensurate experience at another institution and demonstrated high levels of performance as indicated by formal review. This is a full-time appointment, and the initial appointment is for one to two years.

Applicants for a Senior Lecturer position must have a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, teaching experience and qualifications comparable to those of faculty members in tenured positions, and demonstrated high levels of performance. This is a full-time appointment, and the initial appointment is for one to two years.

Applicants for an Assistant Professor in Practice position must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrated excellence in teaching or professional experience in Computer Science or related field, as well as the potential for future professional achievement and/or community engagement/service. This is a full-time appointment, and the initial appointment is for two years.

Responsibilities include research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and program development. An Assistant Professor in Practice is also required to establish an active research program in Computer Science or Computer Science education.  Salary and start-up supporting packages for the positions are highly competitive.  The initial appointments are for 1 to 3 years as indicated.  The appointments may be renewed based on performance and department’s needs. 

Required documents: Applications must be submitted through a web portal at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/14514

Applications must include

  1. a completed web-based application form,
  2. a letter of interest that clearly indicates the area of research and the level of the position requested,
  3. a dated curriculum vitae (including employment, peer-reviewed publications and grants in chronological order),
  4. a statement of research interests (optional for Lecturer III and Senior Lecturer positions)
  5. a statement of teaching interests, and
  6. names, addresses (postal and e-mail), and telephone numbers of at least three references

About the Department and the University

The Department of Computer Science currently has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 10 full time instructors, and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees supporting a dynamic and growing program with over 1,360 undergraduates and 76 graduate students, including 68 Ph.D. students. The major research units in the department include: the Institute for Cyber Security, which operates the FlexCloud and FlexFarm laboratories dedicated to cyber security research, and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on cyber security maturity of cities and communities and also conducts nation-wide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. The research activities and experimental facilities have been well supported by several federal research and infrastructure grants. UTSA recently received a large 5-year NSF CREST grant on investigating cloud security and privacy. CIAS recently received a large 5-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security to set up a national standards organization for information sharing and analysis. The Department recently also received a large 5-year grant from the Army Research Laboratory to investigate the modeling and prediction of cyber attacks as well as several grants from other funding agencies. UTSA undergraduate cyber security programs are collectively ranked #1 in a 2014 survey; the graduate programs are ranked #2 in a 2016 listing. The recently formed Open Cloud Institute provides additional resources to support faculty research. See http://www.cs.utsa.edu for additional information on the Department of Computer Science and its faculty.

With nearly 32,000 students UTSA is the largest university in South Texas. The city of San Antonio has a population of over one million and is known for its rich Hispanic culture, historic attractions, affordable housing, and excellent medical facilities. The Austin-San Antonio corridor is a high-tech center that serves as the home of many major computer companies. Nearby higher education and research institutions include the Army Research Laboratory—South, the UT Health Science Center, and the Southwest Research Institute.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Department of Computer Science
RE: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Search
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0667
Phone: 210-458-4436