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Teaching Assistant Professor, Applied Computing

Arizona State University
North Bethesda, MD
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Nov 26, 2022

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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University - West Campus invites applications for two full time, benefits eligible positions in Applied Computing at the Teaching Assistant Professor level. These positions will begin in August 2023.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences ( at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, forensics, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.

The Applied Computing program within the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences enables students to acquire a computer science foundation and then explore the established knowledge and emerging developments in the high-demand areas of database systems, computer networks, and cybersecurity. The Applied Computing faculty team is a small but highly dynamic group that integrates funded research with educational activities aimed at developing and implementing effective teaching methodologies, innovative course materials, and learning tools.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The individuals filling these positions are expected to teach courses in the following areas: introductory programming (primarily in Java and Python), data structures and algorithms, and programming language paradigms. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Teaching Assistant Professors are also expected to work with colleagues within and outside the school to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success, manage instructional aides who assist with courses, and provide other school service as assigned. Teaching Assistant Professors are critical to the school's mission, and actively participate in faculty meetings, decision-making, and service.

Effective teaching of typical classes including but are not limited to: ACO 100: All About Data: Design, Query, and Visualization (for non-majors), ACO 101: Introduction to Computer Science, ACO 102: Object-Oriented Programming, ACO 201: Data Structures and Algorithms, and ACO 240: Introduction to Programming Languages. Impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and cultural-responsive teaching and mentoring practices. Equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school's operations. Collegiality; we value a highly collaborative community and culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success of our faculty staff, and students. All employees are expected to contribute to a positive and healthy work environment and role model professional behavior for our students.


Required Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, by time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students. 3+ years of experience teaching at the college level. Experience using course management and automatic-grading software such as Canvas and Experience in collaborative teaching efforts with other disciplines, supervising supplemental kinds of student learning or administrative duties related to teaching. Extensive experience with multiple programming languages such as Java, Python, SQL, C/C++/C#, JavaScript and PHP. Ability to teach discrete mathematical structures for computer scientists. Experience or demonstrated commitment to incorporating the principles of justice equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and research.
Previous teaching experience in computer science or related disciplines, OR experience in computing-related industry positions.
Ability to work with diverse populations and encourage student success

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is December 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications; Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address; One page statement of teaching philosophy (describing courses you could teach and your previous teaching experiences); Evidence of teaching effectiveness, e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc; Unofficial graduate transcripts; Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, and phone number); and A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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