Professor of Instruction Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at Temple University invites applications for multiple Professor of Instruction positions.

Recently celebrating its 50th year anniversary, CIS is one of the oldest computer science departments in the country and is experiencing tremendous growth in its research and academic programs. The department has a growing and vibrant student population, with more than 1,100 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate students enrolled in bachelor’s master’s, and doctoral degree programs. In addition to our flagship degrees in Computer Science and Information Science and Technology, we also offer several innovative programs that allow students to specialize in areas of computing, including degrees and certificates in Data Science, an interdisciplinary degree in Computer Science and Physics, and a certificate in Computer Security and Digital Forensics. CIS is among the top 60 computer science departments in the country based on the ARWU Shanghai ranking and among the top 75 departments based on publication and citation measures, according to
Temple University is a Carnegie R1 (highest research activity) institution that serves more than 39,000 students and is placed as No. 53 among public universities by the U.S. News ranking. It is the 26th largest university and 6th largest provider of graduate school education in the United States. Located in the heart of Philadelphia (the 5th largest city in U.S. known for its arts, culture and history, and affordable living), Temple University is in close proximity to many outstanding academic institutions, research centers, and industry partners in information technology, healthcare, biotechnology, and finance.
We are interested in hiring faculty that will help us further extend the quality, depth, and breadth of our curriculum and contribute their leadership in advancing our educational mission. Applicants should have a commitment to promoting student engagement and implementing evidence-based instructional strategies that have been shown to be effective for teaching and mentoring diverse groups of students. Primary responsibilities for Professors of Instruction are to teach three courses per semester and to lead one additional lab section per academic year.  Courses covered by Professors of Instruction range from introductory to upper division courses, including courses on software engineering, systems engineering, user experience engineering, web and mobile development, and cybersecurity. An ideal applicant will have a PhD degree in computer science (or a related discipline), substantial industry experience, or prior experience teaching computer science courses. Of particular interest are applicants with interest and relevant experience in teaching online courses.
This position is a non-tenure track 9-month academic appointment with a renewable 3 year contract. Temple University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Opportunities for summer salary include summer teaching and grant-funded research. Applications should be submitted electronically at Submitted materials should include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a statement describing contributions to academic research or industry experience. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2018 for priority consideration. For more information, send an email to with “Professor of Instruction Position” as the subject. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life and achieving a diverse community. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.