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Teaching Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Close Date:
Open until filled.


The Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. This is a non-tenure-track teaching position, with full-time teaching responsibilities (typically, no more than two courses per term). The start date for the position is September 1, 2020 and the initial term of appointment can be up to three years.

The candidate will teach introductory computer science courses including CS 1, and engage in undergraduate academic advising. In addition, the ability to teach intermediate-level undergraduate systems courses in areas such as Operating Systems, Databases, and Distributed Systems is desired. The candidate may also assist in other aspects of the undergraduate program, including curriculum development and supervising research projects. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Computer Science to undergraduates. An advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field is desired but not required.

The CMS department at Caltech provides a unique environment for innovative and interdisciplinary research and teaching to be conducted in a collegial atmosphere. Teaching faculty in CMS are full members of the department on instructional matters, and may also participate in ongoing research projects in the department.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, but those received before December 1, 2019 will receive fullest consideration.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at search@cms.caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • cover letter;
    • CV;
    • teaching statement;
    • teaching evaluations for all recently taught courses;
    • diversity and inclusion statement (a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4560 for assistance or contact search@cms.caltech.edu.