Lecturer Opening


Department of Computer Science

Lecturer Opening

Science and Engineering Education Fellows


The Computer Science Department at Stanford University is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Computer Science to teach and help fashion a design studio education for human-computer interaction (HCI) students at Stanford. We prefer, but don’t require, candidates that hold a Master's degree or higher in HCI, Computer Science, or a related field. The Lecturer will join as a member of a cohort of Science and Engineering Education Fellows that seek to improve education at Stanford, and will be provided with training and opportunities to teach both core and elective courses in HCI.

The candidate's primary responsibility is the teaching of undergraduate courses (typically four courses during the three quarters of the regular academic year, or a 1-1-2 schedule). Specifically, the Fellow will typically help design and lead several studios or one large course each quarter. The Fellow's role will vary by class but may include: designing the HCI curriculum in Computer Science in collaboration with the HCI faculty, evolving and transitioning courses into a design studio atmosphere, mentoring students, working with TAs (CAs) to give feedback to student teams, lecturing, grading, and developing new courses. Additionally, candidates will also provide undergraduate student advising. Applicants should have a strong commitment to and demonstrated aptitude for excellent teaching.

The Fellow will be appointed as a Lecturer of Computer Science for three years and will join Stanford's Lecturer cohort of career Computer Science educators. The appointment begins August 1, 2017 (negotiable). An appointment as a Lecturer is a full-time, non-tenure line position. Lecturers are designed to be career-oriented positions, and the position may be renewable in subsequent years.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, material relevant to evaluating the applicant's teaching abilities, and the names of at least three references.  Candidates are requested to ask references to send their letters directly to the search committee. Applications and letters should be sent to:  Lecturer Search Committee Chair, c/o Alexis Wing, via electronic mail to: search@cs.stanford.edu.  Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2017.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.