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Assistant Teaching Professor - Computing and Software Systems

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Computing & Software Systems

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Computing and Software Systems

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Position Description

The Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a fulltime teaching-professor track position at the rank of assistant teaching professor. Teaching professors are non-tenure eligible faculty members who are hired on multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period plus summer opportunities. The anticipated start date is Sept 16, 2021. We would like to encourage applications from candidates who embrace evidence-based education principles, can teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, can provide leadership in teaching, engage in scholarship, and participate in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. Candidates will be considered  across a full-range of teaching interests such as introductory computing courses, software engineering, computer architecture, networking, cloud computing, databases and human-computer interaction. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential, as is a commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations. Our mission and vision statement can be found at 

CSS is among the largest computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. The division offers a BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a BA in Applied Computing, a BA in Interactive Media Design (jointly run with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), a BS in Computer Engineering (jointly run with Electrical Engineering in the division of Engineering and Mathematics), an MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, an MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Software Design and Development. All of our curricula are broadly-based in computer science and software engineering.

The 26 full-time CSS faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching in a number of areas, including: augmented and virtual reality, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer graphics, computer science education, computer vision, cybersecurity, data mining, high-performance computing, human factors in computing, internet of things, parallel and distributed computing, social computing, software engineering, and wireless networks. In the past few years, members of the CSS faculty have been successful in earning grants from NSF, NSA, DHS, and other agencies as well as in collaborating with local IT companies including Amazon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and others. The division has well-equipped labs and facilities to conduct teaching and research.

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RIGOR, and ENGAGEMENT.  Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies.  Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. 

Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


  1. Applicants must have earned at least a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in computing science or related field and have a minimum of two years of industry and/or relevant teaching experience by the date of hire
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach a wide variety of computing related courses
  3. Demonstrated contributions to scholarship of teaching and learning
  4. Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate students in research
  5. Demonstrated potential to support the UW Bothell mission and STEM core values, including the values of diversity and equal opportunity.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching excellence: Demonstrates teaching competence and effective approaches to teaching; shows potential for high quality teaching.
  • Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: Experience with and capacity for furthering UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Interdisciplinarity: Ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary STEM environment, across disciplinary interests.
  • Service and collegiality: Evidence of willingness to work with others, be collaborative, and contribute to shared goals.


Please submit the following application materials. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching philosophy and interests statement including evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion. (1 page).
  • Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by February 1, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

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