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Adjunct Faculty Pool- Computer Science

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 04/03/2017
Working Title Adjunct Faculty Pool- Computer Science
Department 270201 - CMP Computer Science Office
Position Number D97722
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Position Summary

Portland State University’s Department of Computer Science invites applications for Adjunct Instructors with expertise in core areas of computer science and teaching experience to teach undergraduate sections of courses in computer science. Instructors must be qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following core areas: (see PSU Bulletin for individual course descriptions):

CS 106 Computing Fundamentals II
CS 161 Introduction to Programming and Problem-solving
CS 201 Computer Systems Programming
CS 202 Programming Systems
CS 250 Discrete Structures I
CS 251 Discrete Structures II
CS 300 Elements Of Software Engineering
CS 305 Social, Ethical, and Legal Implications of Computing
CS 311 Computational Structures
CS 320 Principles of Programming Languages
CS 333 Introduction to Operating Systems
CS 345U Cyberculture: The Internet and Popular Culture
CS 346U Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology
CS 347U The Internet Age
CS 348U Digital Media, Tech., & Society
CS 350 Algorithms and Complexity
CS 420 Object Oriented Programming
CS 441 Artificial Intelligence
CS 445 Machine Learning
CS 447 Computer Graphics
CS 451 Numerical Computation
CS 454 Software Engineering
CS 457 Functional Languages
CS 467 The Wireless Web
CS 480 Randomized Algorithms and Probabilistic Analysis
CS 485 Cryptography
CS 486 Introduction to Database Management Systems
CS 491 Introduction to Computer Security
CS 492 Malware
CS 493 Digital Forensics
CS 494 Internetworking Protocols

Minimum Qualifications

B.S./B.A. in Computer Science ( or closely related field).
Previous teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer Science (or closely related field).
Previous experience teaching large undergraduate classes in Computer Science.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation Adjunct faculty are paid per credit hour, per the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salary may be adjusted above the minimum rates based on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

-Applicants should upload:
-a statement of teaching interest
-curriculum vita,
-any evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (including summaries of teaching evaluations if possible), and,
-names and contact information for two professional references with knowledge of the candidate’s teaching qualifications.
If you have any questions about your application, please email
Review of applications begins immediately and continues as new sections are needed. Adjunct faculty are hired on either a per quarter or an academic year basis.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required No

Search Details

Posting Close Date
Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this position?
    • PSU Website
    • HERCJobs
    • Urban League of Portland
    • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • Social Media
    • Person Referral
    • Career Builder
    • Glass Door
    • Other - Please describe in the next Question
  2. If you selected Other, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Which courses are you interested in teaching?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Professional References
Optional Documents