Assistant Teaching Professor - Computing and Software Systems

$98,127 - $100,143 yearly
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Bothell, WA, USA
  • Mar 22, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Position Description

The Computing & Software Systems Division (CSS) of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of assistant teaching professor. While primarily focused on teaching, teaching track faculty at the University of Washington are also expected to engage in scholarship and service. The successful candidate will join our faculty on a full-time (100% FTE) basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2024.

The base salary range for this position will be $10,903- $11,127 per month during the nine-month academic year ($98,127-$100,143 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

This is an opportunity to lead the development and implementation of educational programs to make computing accessible to all, including those students who might not have had access to substantial resources or social capital. This includes existing K-12 computer science curricula and a newly funded program to increase success of pre-major students in accessing and graduating with computing degrees. The successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic, visionary computing educators who are looking to shape the future of our profession; we have committed substantial resources to the success of this work.

The successful candidate will be expected to embrace evidence-based education principles, teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, provide leadership in teaching, engage in scholarship, and participate in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. Candidates will be considered across a wide range of teaching interests, including but not limited to: computer science education, software engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, technical and scholarly communications, network-centric computing, data-centric computing, and entertainment computing. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to support and enhance learning for students from diverse backgrounds. The mission and vision statement for the Division of CSS can be found at

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of Collaboration, Opportunities, Responsibility, and Engagement.  Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies.  Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot Innovation Hall, opening in Fall 2024 in collaboration with Cascadia College.

CSS is among the largest computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. The division offers a BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a BA in Applied Computing, a BS in Computer Engineering (jointly run with Electrical Engineering in the division of Engineering and Mathematics), an MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, an MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Software Design and Development, with a total of 700 FTE undergraduates and 200 FTE graduate students. All our curricula are broadly based in computer science and software engineering.

The 26 full-time CSS faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching in many areas, including: augmented and virtual reality, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer graphics, computer science education, computer vision, cybersecurity, data mining, high-performance computing, human factors in computing, internet of things, parallel and distributed computing, social computing, software engineering, and wireless networks. In the past few years, members of the CSS faculty have been successful in earning grants from NSF, NSA, DHS, and other agencies, foundations, as well as in collaboration with local technology companies including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Amazon, and others. The division has well-equipped labs and facilities to conduct teaching and research.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90% of undergraduates are from Washington State, approximately 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of perspectives to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 49% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities; 43% are the first in their families to attend a four-year institution; 36% are Pell Grant eligible; 9% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.

Opportunity is a core value of the School of STEM. We believe that all students, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to succeed and become effective critical thinkers. The School of STEM prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals.

To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program.  This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.

Qualifications Applicants must have:

An earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in computer science, computer science education, or related field, by the date of hire OR A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in computer science, computer science education, or related field and have a minimum of two years of relevant teaching and/or curriculum development experience, by the date of hire. Application Instructions Please submit the following application materials in the Interfolio application platform:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence
  • Statement about a demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The statement should detail the applicant's experience in supporting the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by April 22, 2024 will receive priority consideration.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, including individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450