University of California, Irvine
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Department of Informatics
Full-Time Lecturer Position (General)
The Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time lecturer position.
The department is highly interdisciplinary with faculty backgrounds in anthropology, computer science, design, education, health informatics, humanities, media arts, organizational studies, psychology, and software engineering. This, in no small measure, contributes to our strong international reputation as an innovative site for research and education in information technology and its applications. We seek outstanding colleagues who will thrive in and add to this environment. Successful applicants will join a welcoming and supportive community of three teaching-oriented faculty in the department and nearly a dozen overall in the school.
The primary responsibility is to teach up to seven (quarter) courses in our various degree programs. The normal load is six courses, though that load carries the expectation that additional time be devoted to curriculum development, service to the department, and helping disseminate our work to the broader educational community.
The department offers four B.S. degrees in which we expect the lecturer to teach: Informatics, Software Engineering, Computer Game Science, and Business Information Management. The department also offers five graduate programs in which the lecturer may occasionally need to step in and teach a course. We work closely with our teaching-oriented faculty to schedule courses that play to their strengths, though candidates should feel comfortable teaching a broad range of courses, including introductory programming, software engineering, human-computer interaction, game development and design, and information retrieval.
The search is comprehensive and we encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds to apply. The initial appointment is for one year, though we expect the successful candidate to be able to build a long-term career in the department.
The University of California, Irvine is consistently ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UC Irvine is located in Orange County, four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.S. in a relevant field (or an equivalent combination of degree and experience) and exhibit a compelling teaching portfolio, as well as a clear vision for teaching to a diverse audience at the university level.
Each application must contain: a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations and other evidence of effective teaching, a teaching statement, a statement of past and planned creative or professional activity, and three letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included. All materials must be uploaded at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04439
The academic year begins in late September and ends mid-June. The pay period for a full-time lecturer appointment is from July 1 through June 30 (a nine-month service period paid out over 12 months). Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by March 31, 2018.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Misc / Additional - Description of Teaching Experience with Student Evaluations
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)