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Position Details

Special Instructions

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Details

Posting Number 600195
Working Title Lecturer
Advertised Employing Department Computer Science
Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Part-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 01/01/2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term Appointments may range from one semester to three years, with the possibility of renewal.
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks to hire a pool of lecturers available to teach as needed for one semester to three years.

Responsibilities will include instruction in computer science courses, mainly at the undergraduate level, and may include lectures in a large classroom setting and supervision of teaching assistants who would cover smaller hands-on lab sections.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a closely related field.

Teaching experience or professional practice.

Preferred Education and Experience

Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field;

Teaching experience in computer science or a related field;

Demonstrated excellence in teaching;

Evidence of ongoing professional development;

Evidence of teaching-related institutional service;

Record of successful participation in activities that impact education beyond the classroom.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)


Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)


Department/Program & College Description

The Computer Science department currently consists of 27 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, four senior lecturers, and two lecturers. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a B.S. in Software Engineering (jointly administered with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). We are also one of the founding departments for the B.S. degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance. The Computer Science department has 609 B.S. students, 94 M.S. students, and 95 Ph.D. students. Almost all Ph.D. students are supported by research or teaching assistantships. We have strong research and educational programs in Algorithms and Complexity, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Databases, Data Mining, Information Assurance, Programming Languages, Multimedia Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Robotics, and Software Engineering. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants. With the above interdisciplinary activities included, we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see<>).

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All university employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Abigail Andrews
Department Contact Phone 515-294-7609
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Appointment fraction and duration will depend on department needs. An appointment could range from one semester to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Teaching Statement

Additionally, provide the names and email addresses of a minimum of three and a maximum of five references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to upload a reference letter to support your application through a confidential on-line portal.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 11/02/2016
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Lecturer - 1400
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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    • ISU Employee
    • Website
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    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
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  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests
Optional Documents