Clinical Professor of Computer Science (Open-Rank) (Systems) - MPCS
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Clinical Professor (open rank) to teach Systems classes in its Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS, The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, depending on qualifications.

This is a teaching position with no research responsibilities, and a teaching load of six courses across three academic quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring). The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. This position is expected to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year, but may be earlier pending availability of the person(s) hired.

The Masters Program in Computer Science offers a comprehensive and professionally-oriented computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills necessary for careers in technology. Our rigorous curriculum covers theory, programming, and applications and is targeted for students interested in tech careers in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Management and Application Development.

Courses are held for nine weeks during each academic quarter, with the tenth week for a final project or exam. Instruction is expected to be primarily in person, with some limited opportunities to offer remote or hybrid courses.

The person holding this position must be able to teach at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Computer Systems, Advanced Computer Systems, Databases, Networks, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Parallel Programming, Compilers, Computer Architecture, Introduction to Computer Security, or Functional Programming. Syllabi for past offerings of these classes can be found at Depending on the applicant's background and interests, the person holding this position may also be asked to teach other classes in the MPCS.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One of the following:
    • A doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment
    • A masters degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience.
    • A bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Teaching experience in Computer Science or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level, as either an instructor of record or a teaching assistant.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience in a computing-related industry.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The following materials are required:
  • Cover letter
  • A one to three-page teaching statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A list of three references, including name, title, employer/school and email address
The following optional materials may be submitted:
  • Teaching evaluations from past teaching at the university level

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