CSE - Temporary Lecturer

The UCSD Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is seeking one or more non-tenure track temporary Lecturers. Lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in all content areas, most particularly in computer architecture and hardware, artificial intelligence and machine learning, discrete math and algorithms, software engineering, and basic programming and data structures.

Please see the Course Catalog for a complete listing of the courses we offer. https://catalog.ucsd.edu/courses/CSE.html

The Jacobs School of Engineering and the Computer Science & Engineering Department at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates with experience with activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and candidates will be contacted as teaching needs arise throughout the academic year.

If there are any questions, please contact our Search Committee Chair, Joe Politz at jpolitz@ucsd.edu.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Master's degree in computer science or a related field. 2 years of Industry experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Minimum of one quarter or semester teaching one or more courses, either as Instructor of Record or as a Teaching Assistant or equivalent industry experience such as a minimum presenting one or more seminars, or conducting one or more trainings


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter which must include the term(s), course(s) and number of courses you are applying to teach. Specifically answer the questions:

    Would you prefer a part time or full time appointment?
    Would you consider an appointment that is part time (even if you prefer full time)?
    UCSD operates on the quarter system and the academic year has three quarters. Fall quarter is late September through end of December; Winter quarter is January through mid March; Spring quarter is late March through late June. Which quarters are you available to teach?


  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement that describes prior teaching experience, provides evidence of effective teaching, and makes clear which courses the application is qualified to teach. Providing student evaluations in this statement, or as a separate submission is strongly encouraged.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - A separate statement that describes any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03570

Help contact: megorman@ucsd.edu


The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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