Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Computer Science

Tacoma, Washington, United States

Job description

Work Schedule:
Half-time visiting position available beginning September 1, 2018. Academic year is September to May.

General Description:
Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a half-time, 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor position beginning September 1, 2018.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach three sections of courses for non-majors, including CSCI 115 Solve it with the Computer (mathematical reasoning using spreadsheets and intro Python programming) and CSCI 120 Computerized Information Systems (Excel with business applications).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Commitment to excellence in teaching and a strong interest in liberal arts education.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in computer science or related field from an accredited institution must be in hand by September 1, 2018 for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. ABD or M.S. is required by September 1, 2018 for appointment at the Instructor level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.

For questions or more information, please contact Laurie Murphy, Chair of Computer Science, at

Other Information:
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

How to apply

Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three professional references online at

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

PLU is dedicated to developing ethical, educated, thinking leaders by challenging students to identify and ask questions of meaning and value in their own lives.