Computer Science Instructor - Open Pool

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Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 30 Apr 2023

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Working Title Computer Science Instructor - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Posting Number 202200086F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $76K to $95K. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: and .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Computer Science has 1100 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students in our masters and Ph.D. programs as of Fall 2022. The department has experienced a 119% increase in women undergraduate CS students and a 100% increase in women graduate students, supported by a Northeastern Center for Inclusive Computing best practices grant. The department’s 20 tenure-track faculty are strong in research programs in algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, computer vision, distributed systems, networks, parallel computing, security, and software engineering. It also has 8 non-tenure track faculty members who assist with the department’s teaching mission. More information is available at
Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research I institution located in Fort Collins, Colorado – a beautiful city approximately 65 miles north of Denver and situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. MarketWatch has listed Fort Collins as the “No. 1 Best Place to live in America” in 2020. Additionally, Fort Collins is in America’s top ten for best performing city, safest for driving and cycling, best place to raise a family, and No. 1 in the country for reducing harmful emissions. Enhanced by relationships with CSU, Fort Collins has become a thriving center for high-tech as well as world-class outdoor recreational opportunities, courtesy of the Rocky Mountains.
Tenure/Tenure Track?
% Research
% Teaching 100
% Service
% Administration
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/30/2023
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Computer Science at CSU seeks an instructor to teach 100-, 200- and 300- level computer science courses during the 2022-2023 academic year. The position’s normal workload is teaching 3 established courses per semester. The instructor is expected to adapt course materials to best fit their teaching style without altering core content. A detailed description of the department’s courses is available at
The instructor will lecture, conduct office hours, administer exams and quizzes, develop assignments, and establish and apply grading rubrics (either directly grading or with the help of undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) that the instructor supervises).
This is a non-tenure track position and an annual appointment, which may be renewed based on performance and projected course demand.
Instructors must hold a Masters of Science degree (or higher) in computer science or a closely related field by the start of the assignment.
A detailed description of the department’s research and teaching programs is available on the department website (
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Masters of Science degree in computer science or closely related field (e.g. Data Science, Data Analytics, Science Education or Philosophy) by start of employment.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience teaching large sections of a variety of computer science courses.
  • Experience teaching students of all backgrounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Instructor open pool positions may be temporary or special assignments. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or continued funding availability.
Please submit the following to apply:
  • Cover letter stating your interest in employment
  • Current curriculum vitae detailing relevant teaching experience
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • The name and contact information of three professional references.
    Please indicate in your application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or long-term assignment openings. All applications must be submitted through the website. Do not email applications to the contact person listed on this posting. Incomplete applications will not be considered. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
    The open pool is valid through April 30, 2023, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the open pool must reapply.
  • Background Check Policy Statement
    Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
    EEO Statement
    Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
    The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
    Diversity Statement
    Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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