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Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 5316512
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer - Computer Science and Engineering (3 positions)

Position Title:
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer - Computer Science and Engineering (3 positions)

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

$88,650 - $100,653


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for three academic year adjunct lecturers (AYALs) for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The department is specifically seeking candidates with expertise in at least two areas of: data structures, assembly languages, logic design, algorithms, embedded systems, computer architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, software engineering, database, parallel programming, machine learning, and other topics in computer science and engineering.

The full-time teaching load is 9 course equivalents (CEs) per academic year - taught over 3 academic quarters (fall, winter, spring).

A 4-unit course is 1 CE; a 2 unit graduate course is 0.66 CE; and an undergraduate lab with Teaching Assistant (TA) support is 0.25 CE. Course release(s) may be approved for advising/service to the Departments.

Basic Qualifications:

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree (or have a Master's degree with relevant experience) in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field.

The candidate should have demonstrated evidence of effective university-level teaching and an understanding of the Santa Clara teaching-scholar model.


Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

A. Teach a course load equivalent to nine courses per academic year as defined by the University. Course releases may be approved for advising/service duties.

B. Conduct all assigned class meetings, assign and grade class assignments and exams.

C. Hold weekly office hours on campus and be available to students.

D. Assign and submit student grades to the registrar by the designated deadlines.

E. Conduct course assessments as required by the department(s).

F. Supervise student projects only if necessary.

G. Fulfill other necessary instructional, academic, or service activities (e.g., department meetings and department/school events).

Start Date:


Open Date:


Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately, until the position is filled.

All candidates must submit (1) a letter of application which includes the candidate's qualifications and a statement of teaching interests, (2) a current Curriculum Vitae, and (3) contact information for three professional references.

Unless requested to do so, applicants should not send letters of reference or transcripts.

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of the University community is a top priority. The University strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as the vaccination and boosters are safe, effective tools that significantly minimize the chances of serious illness and hospitalization. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.


Santa Clara University is registered to do business in the following states: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois. Employees approved to telecommute are required to perform their work within one of these states.

Work Authorization:

SCU does not sponsor any applicants for work visas for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Information about Title IX can be found at Information about Section 504 and the ADA Coordinator can be found at, (408) 554-4109, Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

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