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Computer Science & Engineering


Open Lecturer Position

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants for the position of Lecturer (1 year engagement, renewable) or, for highly experienced candidates, Senior Lecturer (3+ year engagement, renewable after the first year). Of particular interest are candidates with expertise and teaching interests in either of the following two areas:

  • Data science and its applications;
  • Cyberphysical systems and security.

This position is part of the school’s recently created teaching track, which strives to provide competitive, long-term career paths in support of the school’s teaching mission.  As a teaching faculty you will play a key role in maintaining the School’s global reputation for high quality education. 

Duties include:

  • Develop, assess, and improve courses.
  • Enhance teaching and learning methods.
  • Contribute to curricular improvements.
  • Participate in service to the department and school.
  • Continue professional development in the discipline.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate work in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline. A doctorate is preferred, but master’s degrees may be considered for candidates with strong professional and teaching records.
  • Excellence in written and oral communication.
  • A passion for teaching and continual improvement of one’s teaching practice.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.

In addition, the following are desired:

  • Teaching experience in a university or 4-year college.
  • Experience with curriculum and course development.
  • Experience with instructional innovation and online education.
  • Involvement in relevant professional organizations and communities.

Qualified applicants should submit the following materials through Academic Jobs Online at Questions related to the search can be sent to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (and prior teaching evaluations when applicable)
  • Diversity statement
  • Contact information of at least three references

About us: Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering is ranked among US News & World Report's top 50 Engineering Schools. The school's Department of Computer Science & Engineering conducts high-impact research and trains future researchers, engineers, and educators in both the fundamental properties of computing systems and how computation can benefit other disciplines. From its origin in 1965 as the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the department has paved the way for computer science departments, awarding the first computer science doctorate in the United States. 

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Electrical & Systems Engineering 

Teaching Faculty position

The Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-eligible teaching faculty position with an effective start date on or after July 1, 2022. This opportunity is designed for an individual with a strong interest in engineering education and an ability to teach courses in broad areas of electrical and system engineering such as embedded systems, signal processing, control engineering, circuits and devices, data analytics, operations research, optimization, learning, and computation. Opportunities for administrative responsibilities may be available for candidates with such interests and appropriate background.

This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in engineering, computer science, or mathematics with evidence of substantive experience in areas related to Electrical and Systems Engineering as demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, or industry experience.  Evidence of prior experience with mentoring students, teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, administration of academic programs, and/or pursuing additional research is of particular interest.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue professional development and learning opportunities, and participate in research activities in collaboration with other McKelvey Engineering faculty.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University in the McKelvey School of Engineering and the strong candidate will demonstrate an ability to create inclusive environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (3) a diversity statement; and (4) a list of at least three references to  ( Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before February 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Verification of employment eligibility will be required upon employment.



Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin as early as January 2023. The lecturer will teach classes in the areas of chemical engineering and/or environmental engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in core chemical engineering topics (thermodynamics, transport, and kinetics) and interest in pedagogy for chemical engineering teaching laboratories.  With several initiatives in the EECE department, the lecturer may also participate and help in other activities (e.g., ABET, student chapters, international programs, and hands-on demonstration development) to support the educational mission.

Candidates should hold a BS from an accredited engineering program as well as an MS in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Preferred candidates will have earned a PhD in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Candidates with other degrees would be considered if they have prior teaching experience.  Experience in laboratory teaching and course development is desired.  Related industrial experience will also be considered.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the position is benefits-eligible as per university guidelines.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter outlining their experience and interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes, but is not limited to, discussions of (1) their most significant teaching experience(s), (2) their plans for or experience in implementing modern/unique pedagogical methods, and (3) their interest in teaching core Chemical Engineering courses (e.g., thermodynamics, transport, kinetics, unit operations laboratory)
  • A diversity statement
  • Letters of recommendation from two references

All application materials must be submitted to the portal on Interfolio.

If you have any questions, please contact Trent Silbaugh (Chair of the Search) at or Joshua Yuan (Chair of the Department) at  Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by August 1, 2022.  Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply.  Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Employment eligibility verification will be required upon selection.