Job ID: 150291

Lecturer

Boise State University

  • Nov. 24, 2020
 
 
  • Apr. 30, 2021
  • Spring 2021
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer Science
 
 

About Us:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Boise State University has made a significant investment in the growth of the Department of Computer Science, which is a critical part of the vibrant software and high-tech industry in the Boise metropolitan area. Eighteen new faculty hires, a new building downtown, new undergraduate and graduate programs have been added to the department. The department has more than tripled in size over the last five years to 26 faculty (19 tenure-track, 5 lecturer, and 2 clinical) and 100+ graduates each year. In 2020, U.S. News and World Reports ranked the department’s undergraduate program No. 171 out of 481 national universities and the College of Engineering No. 132 on the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs list, both top rankings in the State of Idaho. 

Undergraduate enrollment has increased in the last five years from 268 to around 700 students at present. A new interdisciplinary PhD in Computing program was started in 2016, which now has 53 students. The first three PhDs graduated in Fall’19.  Overall, there are around 90 students in the Masters and PhD programs. As a result of the increase in faculty, external funding has increased by more than an order of magnitude. The department currently has five faculty members with NSF CAREER awards and several other faculty with large awarded grants. The Department has close ties with the local high-tech industry as well as with the local K-12 school system. 

Furthermore, in 2016, the department moved to a new building located downtown – the heart of Boise – within walking distance to dozens of software companies but still close to the main campus. The department’s location in the heart of downtown allows faculty and students to interact with the ever‐growing number of local software‐development companies, many of which are located within a few blocks. 

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. The university is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high‐tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Boise offers a great quality of life: a family‐friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, and biking. To further enhance the quality of life Boise offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Computer Science at Boise State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to teach undergraduate courses. Seeking applicants with a passion for teaching and engaging with students.
Lecturers are non-tenure-track faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching non-clinical courses in degree and/or certificate programs for an academic year.

Level Scope:
Non-tenure, may undertake teaching, research and administrative duties within a specialist subject area. Less than four years of contractual experience which may involve teaching while on a lecturer contract at Boise State University or equivalent position at another institution.

Essential Functions:
Lecture and teach in both classroom and lab settings
Mentor students
Manage the organization and implementation of hands-on labs
Collaborate with faculty to develop and improve program and department curriculum
Participate in teaching-related service roles, including scheduled office hours, institutional and department service activities, and research/professional development
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of online learning best practices.
Reliable, dedicated, productive, and adaptable.
Ability to actively listen and appropriately respond to students, colleagues, and leadership.
Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
Exemplify professionalism and integrity.
Thrive, engage, and work effectively in a dynamic, highly collaborative, results-driven, and interactive environment.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in computer science or closely related field. A Master’s degree in another field is acceptable if Bachelor’s degree is in computer science or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals who have teaching experience.
Two years of professional software development experience preferred

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:
Please submit a cover letter addressed to the CS Search Committee indicating your interests and qualifications for this position, a resume or CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment), and three professional references with contact information.


  • Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.


 
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