Brown CS Seeks Applicants For A Lecturer Position


    We're seeking applicants for a faculty position at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, or distinguished senior lecturer. The initial appointment would be for a 3-year period (renewable with potential for promotion and longer-term contracts). This position is part of a major expansion plan for the department as it is increasing its roster by 50% over the next few years. The position involves teaching four undergraduate courses per year and advising undergraduate CS majors. At least some of the teaching would be in first- and second-year courses. Candidates will also teach some upper-level undergraduate courses, based on their expertise and department needs.

    The department seeks candidates who will contribute to its overall intellectual culture; lecturers are included in faculty meetings, advise undergraduate research projects, and participate in graduate research with the rest of the faculty. Lecturers with substantial research participation and supporting funds may be eligible for periodic course release. The department values teaching and educational innovation, and welcomes candidates interested in formally researching computing education in the context of their teaching. The department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in several activities both within and beyond the scope of our courses.

    Brown offers a vibrant community for both teaching and research, with 34 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, two lecturers, three research faculty and several affiliated, adjunct, and visiting faculty members. The department has a strong undergraduate culture, anchored by a mature program for undergraduate teaching assistants (endowed at $10 million), as well as a long history of top-caliber published undergraduate research. Research and graduate programs leverage disciplinary strengths in CS as well as Brown’s broader interdisciplinary culture. CS is a founding partner in multiple university-wide initiatives including Data Science, Computational and Molecular Biology, Cybersecurity, and Human-Centered Robotics.

    The position is expected to start in the fall of 2020. In selecting candidates, we will consider quality of teaching, evidence of effective teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and compatibility with the area needs and interests of the department, as well as potential for effective participation in department or university activities. For all applicants, we will consider potential for impact beyond Brown (through teaching, research, significant system building, outreach, or other professional activities, as appropriate for the candidate). Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the position. Applicants must submit a CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement (or a statement describing other significant professional activities beyond classroom instruction). Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted through the application website.

    Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and global academic community. As an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. The department is similarly committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. We strongly encourage the candidates to report any relevant experience, including work with diverse constituents, and plans in their teaching statements.

    Brown University is located in Providence, RI, close to Narragansett Bay, an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City. Providence has been consistently rated among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.

    To apply, please use Interfolio ( Review will begin on October 1, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to: