The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications for teaching track (non-tenure-track) full-time teaching faculty positions in the newly created Online Master of Computer Science Program.
Online Teaching Positions
Rice University is in the process of developing a fully online Master of Computer Science Degree program. The program is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2019, subject to the approval of the Faculty Senate. The program will operate year-round across three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
We are currently seeking lecturers to be a part of this program. Lecturers will both develop and teach online courses within the program. Lecturers will be expected to teach two fully online courses each semester. All courses will be offered every semester, so you would generally be teaching the same two courses each semester.
We expect to switch the courses around among the lecturers every several years for variety. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in Computer Science or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have previous teaching and course development experience with a demonstrated record of teaching success. As the program is fully online, you would not necessarily need to relocate to Houston, although preference will be given to highly qualified candidates who are willing to do so. If you do not relocate, you would be expected to travel to Houston as required for the program.
During the course development process, you should expect to spend a large amount of time in Houston. All lecturers will be full members of the Rice Computer Science department and will have the same rights and privileges as the lecturers in the on-campus programs. In particular, lecturers are eligible to join Rice's Teaching Faculty ranks. This is an opportunity to help develop a new program at Rice and to engage with a diverse set of students. Rice University is known for its small size and commitment to student-focused education. This program will be no different.
Classes will not be hands-off, asynchronous classes. Instead, they will involve student-faculty and student-student interaction, allowing you to engage with your students. Lecturers will be able to try innovative approaches to structuring and delivering their courses in a fully online format. Furthermore, a fully online program will offer unprecedented flexibility to both students and instructors, allowing you to tailor your work schedule to your needs as long as you are able to interact with the students regularly. Responsibilities will include teaching fully online courses during the academic year. These positions will start as early as Spring 2019.
Please submit a CV, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references through the RiceWorks portal. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please specify clearly in your cover letter that you are applying for a teaching-track position.