Assistant College Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Practice in Computer Science

Academics Cleveland, Ohio


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University (CSU) invites applications for two non-tenure track Assistant College Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Practice positions in Computer Science, to begin in January 3, 2022.
Responsibilities include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, student advising, and curriculum development for both lecture and lab courses. The nominal teaching load is 24 credit hours (6-8 courses) per academic year, excluding load reduction in relation to additional tasks related to program review, industry relation, and committee work, etc. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Opportunities for summer teaching with additional compensation may also be available. After the first year, the position will be annually renewable for five additional years based on performance, programmatic needs, and university finance.  After a successful sixth-year review, and upon approval by the Provost and the Dean of the College, the position may be eligible for two successive three-year reappointments, followed by another six-year reappointment.
Minimum Qualifications:
1) Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science or a closely related field, or Ph.D. in Computer Science (for the Assistant College Lecturer position).
2) Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science or a closely related field, and a minimum of ten years of professional experience (for the Assistant Professor of Practice position).
3) Demonstrated ability to teach and interact with both undergraduate and graduate students.
4) Good communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
1) Earned doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
2) More than two years of teaching experience.
3) Relevant industrial experience beneficial to CS curriculum development and CS capstone project advising.
4) The ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.
Applicant Instructions: For full consideration, by October 25, 2021, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including names of at least three professional references), and a statement addressing past teaching experience and teaching interests, through the Human Resources website: Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In the cover letter, please explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community.  
Review of applications will begin immediately; positions will remain open until filled.  Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Haodong Wang at [email protected].
The Department of Electrical and Computer Science is the largest in the Washkewicz College of Engineering, offering Ph.D., master’s and ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees, with over 550 undergraduate students, over 600 master’s and Ph.D. students, 27 full-time faculty members, and over $5 million in research funding.  Additional information about the department is available at
Cleveland State University is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and enjoying partnerships with several industrial corporations and the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Chronicle of Higher Education (The Almanac 2015-2016) recognizes CSU as #1 in the nation for the greatest percentage increase in total research funding, #1 in the nation for the greatest percentage increase in federal research funding, and #12 in the nation for the greatest percentage increase in corporate research funding.
Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information