Lecturer – Computer Science



Job description

JOB TITLE:  Lecturer, Computer Science
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT:  Department of Computer Science
LOCATION: Lincoln University, PA, Main Campus This is an in-person position
FLSA STATUS:  Salaried, Exempt
REPORTS TO:  Chair, Computer Science

JOB SUMMARY: Lincoln University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Computer Science. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate students as well as a scholar with a dedicated research and publication agenda. The ideal candidate will show evidence of thoughtful intellectual engagement with the computer science field. Candidates will be expected to teach four courses a semester and be expected to teach in-person courses ranging from the general computer science courses to the Computer Science major courses mostly in the applied fields like programming, software engineering, database Systems, cyber security and/or gaming.It is preferable that the successful candidate possess a Ph.D./Terminal Degree by the hire date, but an MS degree in a closely related field with three years of work experience in a Computer Science related field will also be accepted.


The successful candidate will:

  • Will be a contributing member of departmental and university required meetings and initiatives including departmental meetings events, course and curriculum development, and university-wide initiatives.
  • Maintain active professional engagement and research.
  • Will share the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy and be prepared to join an active cohort of faculty who teach undergraduate courses and advise/mentor students.


  • A Ph.D./Terminal degree in Computer Science or closely related field (completed by the time of hire), or an MS degree in Computer Science or closely related field combined with three years of work experience in a Computer Science related field.


  • Evidence of 1+ years of teaching at undergraduate level
  • Proven agenda of research and professional engagement
  • Communication skills consistent with effective teaching, mentoring and motivating Computer Science majors from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and actively participating in the department and broader university.
  • Experience in course design, development, and assessment of student learning out comes.
  • Experience utilizing LMS such as canvas and other software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a university campus environment. All classes are currently taught in-person and faculty are required to be present on campus to teach their courses. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions.

How to apply

All applications should be submitted through the online portal. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A current curriculum vita
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice for initial screening).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A research statement
  • A diversity statement that discusses the incorporation of the principles of diversity into your teaching, research, and service
  • Three [3] references or three [3] current and relevant letters of recommendation

Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. The University is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Lincoln University (LU) is the United States' first degree-granting historically black university. It is located near the town of Oxford in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The university also hosts a Center for Graduate Studies in the City of Philadelphia. Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate coursework to approximately 2,500 students.