Lecturer and or Professor of the Practice

Lecturer and or Professor of the Practice

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for several non-tenure track positions at the rank of Lecturer or Professor of the Practice.

Applicants with significant industry or government experience who also possess a record of effective teaching may be considered for the rank of Professor of the Practice. These full-time positions begin in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024.

The preferred qualification is a master’s degree in computer science, data science or a closely related discipline. Ideal candidates will also have evidence of strong administrative skills. Experience in academia, industry and government will be considered. Candidates who have had a non-academic career with a demonstrated commitment to teaching are encouraged to apply and should emphasize their industry experience.

These positions are renewable for a period of one to five years, depending on rank and performance. Teaching faculty cover a wide range of courses, primarily at the undergraduate level. They have administrative duties, advise students and mentor teaching assistants. Teaching faculty are expected to continue their professional growth with opportunities for increased responsibilities. Lecturers can be promoted through the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer.

Applications will be considered for all areas of specialization within the broad area of Computer Science. For the data science position, the Department is interested in professionals who possess many years of managerial or executive experience in the field of data science and can lead the Department’s efforts in training data science graduate students to become effective leaders/managers in the rapidly expanding data industry.

The CSEE Department is large and growing, with a diverse community of over 2,000 undergraduate students. Teaching faculty along with a cadre of tenure-track faculty are the driving force behind the department’s broad effort to ensure a quality education for our undergraduates: working to improve computing education, curriculum, diversity, and student support. To accommodate our diverse community, we offer instruction in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modes, with face-to-face instruction preferred.

CSEE faculty collaborate with the Center for Women in Technology to increase the diversity of those who create technology with programs designed for students from underrepresented groups. The department has graduate programs in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and data science. Our faculty enjoy collaboration within the department, across departments, and with partners outside the university.

UMBC is a research intensive university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we are one of the most innovative universities in the Nation: According to the 2023 US News and World Best Colleges Report, UMBC is ranked 10th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 9th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. Inclusive excellence also means being a strong community partner in Baltimore. The UMBC Shriver Center and Center for Democracy and Civil life help forge and maintain connections. Social justice is core to our role in Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond.

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). In the 2022 Great Colleges to Work For rankings, UMBC is recognized for 10 categories (among the highest).

UMBC’s campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences, and training. We are surrounded by one of the largest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters and a symphony orchestra. The city's famous Inner Harbor area is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nation's capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 minutes from the D.C. area, UMBC offers easy access to the region's resources by car or public transportation. UMBC is one of nine institutions represented at The Universities at Shady Grove, a consortium of universities within the University System of Maryland, located in Rockville, MD.

Applications are accepted on Interfolio. The initial application consists of the following:
  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • a brief statement describing teaching experience
  • a diversity statement describing potential contributions to UMBC’s commitment to inclusive excellence

Promising applicants will be asked to supply three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations. For full consideration, please submit application materials by December 15th, 2023.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the positions or the application process may be directed to the chair of the search committee at jobsLEC@cs.umbc.edu.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.