Utah State University

Temporary Instructor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/9/2023 6:31 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Science
Computer Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Computer Science, in the College of Science at Utah State University (USU), invites applications for a Temporary Instructor position at the Logan campus. This is a position that will begin in August 2023 and may be renewed contingent on funding and performance. The department is interested in fusing innovative teaching and learning pedagogies to develop foundational computer science curriculum in multiple delivery methods including face-to-face, broadcast, online, and blended formats.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding potential for student engagement, leadership in undergraduate or graduate course development, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and complement the Computer Science department's current educational strengths. The relative weights assigned to domains of responsibility are 90% in teaching and 10% in service.


Teaching responsibilities include delivering undergraduate courses in multiple delivery methods (face-to-face, broadcast, online, and blended formats) to both lower-level and upper-level undergraduates and non-traditional students. Course mastery is sought in several of the following areas: Python, Java, C++, web applications, cloud computing, mobile applications, desktop GUI development, UI/UX design, operating systems, software engineering, programming language, and compiler construction. The Department of Computer Science is especially interested in candidates committed to fostering inclusive learning environments, developing student outcomes and assessments, as well as promoting an environment of diversity and excellence through service, teaching, and research.


Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
  • Ability to serve as a mentor, advisor, and role model to students
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • Excellent oral, written, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
  • Successful prior teaching experience
  • Successful prior online or distance education experience
  • Experience with different learning technologies

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (if applicable include courses taught in the past and teaching evaluation scores) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. One-page teaching statement (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, a list of courses capable of teaching, and a list of courses desired to teach) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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