Lecturer-Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Vancouver Campus

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Vancouver, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Available Title(s):

200-NN_FACULTY - Lecturer

Business Title:

Lecturer-Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Vancouver Campus

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

Position Details:

Summary of Duties: 

Lecturer-Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Vancouver Campus

Washington State University Vancouver, WA campus invites applications for one non-tenure-track position at the Lecturer level beginning August 16, 2023. 

The primary responsibility is to teach and develop undergraduate courses in computer science. Candidates with a PhD are also expected to participate in graduate education.  Other responsibilities include holding office hours, advising, conducting course assessments, service contributions on committees, participation in recruitment events and contributing to our campus diversity goals (e.g. incorporate issues of diversity into mentoring, curriculum, or service).

Required Qualifications

MS in Computer Science or a related field or expecting an MS degree within 6 months from the start date of the position; experience in application programming and Linux/Unix programming tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College level teaching experience.

  • Teaching interest in at least two areas of: theory, human computer interaction, web development, distributed computing, cloud/mobile computing.

  • Industry experience.

  • ABET accreditation experience.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field

WSU Vancouver:

WSU Vancouver serves about 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is fifteen miles north of Portland, Oregon.  The rapidly growing School of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) equally values both research and teaching. WSU is Washington's land grant university with faculty and programs on five campuses. For more information: http://ecs.vancouver.wsu.edu .  WSU Vancouver is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

Application instructions:

Applicants must attach multiple documents at the time of application. Please read the entire posting description and follow the instructions below to apply online.

Additional Information:


Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name:

School of Engineering and Computer Science

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link:


Work Location and Schedule: 

This position is not eligible for remote/hybrid work assignments.

9-Month Salary:

$50,000-$55,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.

Benefit information is at http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/ . Total compensation information is found here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/ .


100%, 9-month position, 75% blended FTE

Tenure Track:


Position Type:

Faculty Fixed Term, renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Posting Close Date:

Review of applications starts on June 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Background Check

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.   

External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. 

Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae.

  • Cover letter with a clear description of experience relevant to the position.

  • A Teaching statement with your teaching philosophy, interest, a list of the existing ENCS courses you can teach and any new courses you propose to develop (existing courses are listed at: https://catalog.wsu.edu/General/Academics/Courses/CS ).

  • Prior teaching evaluation (if applicable).

  • A Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (see information and link below)

  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references (name, address, e-mail, and phone number). 


Please include a statement on contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Provide examples from your past activities and experience as well as your future plans to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. Include examples such as any of the following: Programming, events, and initiatives; Committee, council, or board service; Student and/or staff outreach, recruitment, and retention; Community engagement and volunteerism. WSU Vancouver's strategic plan embeds equity in all 5 goals, including a specific goal for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (Goal 4). Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan .

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Xinghui Zhao, Associate Professor, Director, School of Engineering and Computer Science: x.zhao@wsu.edu .  

For information regarding the application process, please contact Human Resource Services: karen.ito@wsu.edu .

About WSU Vancouver 

As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.  

As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.  

Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.  

Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does. 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .

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