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Lecturer - Computer and Data Systems
Columbia University in the City of New York

Date Posted May 30, 2019
Title Lecturer - Computer and Data Systems
University Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date when filled
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for faculty at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year. Lecturers in Discipline are full-time non-tenure-track faculty members whose primary responsibility is teaching. The Department of Computer Science is committed to hiring outstanding teachers to support the growing needs of its exceptionally strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities for lecturers include courses throughout the computer science curriculum, from introductory to graduate level courses, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester.

This particular opportunity is to hire a lecturer with a broad expertise in computer and data systems. Priority for candidates with experience teaching courses such as database systems (data models, relational algebra, SQL, query execution), distributed systems (distributed programming models, failure remediation, consensus protocols), and/or operating systems. Ideal candidates should also have experience with scalable data processing and management systems, such as BigQuery/Redshift, Hadoop, Spark, Tensorflow, as well as familiarity with fault tolerant system design, such as Google’s Spanner, HDFS, Hbase, Cassandra, etc. Industry and/or private sector experience is welcomed but not required.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: and include the following: a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, brief summary of research, and three letters of recommendation. At least two of the letters of recommendation must address teaching ability. Reviews of applications will begin on July 1st, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must have a PhD or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Part-time adjunct opportunities in this area of expertise may also be available.

  • Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer — Disability/Veteran

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Contact Information

  • Rosemary Addarich
    Computer Science
    Columbia University in the City of New York
    New York, NY
  • 2129397005


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