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Lecturer positions, Dept of Computer Science - 2024/2025

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $97,304-$100,224.

Application Window

Open date: October 25, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, offers temporary Lecturer positions to teach undergraduate courses from January 2024 through June 2025. These positions are dependent upon the instructional needs of the department and may be full- or part-time. A list of the courses that may be available is included below. Other courses may also be available depending on instructional needs, and lecturers can also be offered the opportunity to lead undergraduate student research projects (ECS 190/192/199 units) and develop newer seminars/courses with broad appeal in areas that influence computer science and engineering education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have at least a Master's degree, and preferably a Ph.D., in CS or a closely related field. Previous teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence is preferred.

SALARY: Salary and appointment level commensurate with experience and percentage of appointment. The positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (Unit 18).

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of teaching,
  • a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • the names of three references,
  • and a cover letter identifying the course they are interested in teaching.

Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by the “Initial review date” listed in the job posting. Positions are open until filled.

APPOINTMENT DATES: Assignments vary according to type of course and percentage of appointment. Service periods are:

  • Winter Quarter 2024: January 05, 2024 – March 22, 2024
  • Spring Quarter 2024: March 28, 2024 – June 13, 2024
  • Fall Quarter 2024: September 23, 2024 – December 13, 2024
  • Winter Quarter 2025: January 3, 2025 – March 21, 2025
  • Spring Quarter 2025: March 27, 2025 – June 12, 2025

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The detailed course descriptions of all CS courses is available at The list of undergraduate courses for which we have priority needs is:

  • ECS 20: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • ECS 32A: Introduction to Programming
  • ECS 32B: Introduction to Data Structures
  • ECS 032C: Implementation of Data Structures in C
  • ECS 034: Software Development in UNIX & C++
  • ECS 36A: Programming & Problem Solving
  • ECS 36B: Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming in C++
  • ECS 36C: Data Structures, Algorithms, & Programming
  • ECS 50: Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming
  • ECS 116: Databases
  • ECS 122A: Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • ECS 132: Probability & Statistical Modeling for Computer Science
  • ECS 150: Operating Systems and System Programming
  • ECS 152A/B: Computer Networks
  • ECS 153 Computer Security
  • ECS 165A/B: Database Systems
  • ECS 173: Image Processing and Analysis


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A. Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

B. PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
C. Demonstrated teaching ability at college or university level.
D. A developing record of scholarly or professional achievements in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the courses listed by the applicant.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Listing the courses applicants are interested in teaching

  • Curriculum Vitae - Most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested at the time of the review

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Davis, CA