Professor of the Practice in Computer Science

January 01, 2017

The Department of Computer Science at The George Washington (GW) University in Washington DC, invites applications and nominations for a Professor of the Practice position starting potentially as early as July 2017. The appointment will be made at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice rank depending on the candidate's experience. GW has a history of supporting faculty with practice-of titles who are educators, practitioners, and scholars, and the Computer Science department has set high standards in providing a teaching and work environment in which practice-of faculty thrive.

The ideal candidate should be a highly effective classroom teacher and who has excellent educational leadership and organizational skills and will have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as developing innovative teaching models, and helping to oversee the undergraduate program (advising, program oversight, and student support). Successful candidates at the Professor of the Practice level will show examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in computer science and engineering education. Successful candidates must show commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science.

The term of an initial appointment depends on the rank, but is typically four years for a junior position. Reappointment, with potentially longer terms, and promotion are governed by departmental and university bylaws and guidelines that encourage faculty to be innovative, to succeed locally and nationally, and to develop new courses and curricula that mesh with ongoing and new initiatives. Practice-of faculty typically teach a three/two course load per year in introductory CS courses with graduate and undergraduate TA support. We especially encourage faculty with interest and experience in computing curricula to apply.

For further details and the application process, please see the posting at: GWU jobs.