Lecturer at University of Maryland-College Park

Company: University of Maryland-College Park

Location: College Park, Maryland
Type: Full-Time
Category: Teaching


The Immersive Media Design Program and the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland invites applications for a lecturer or senior lecturer position starting Fall 2021.

Immersive Media Design (IMD) is a new undergraduate major created as a collaboration between the Studio Art and Computer Science departments, and is designed to meet the interest of undergraduate students in the next generation of digital media that gets beyond the computer monitor to immerse the participant in VR, AR, XR, projective environments, interactive installations, and similar technologies. Through the collaboration the departments will support students interested in artistic and technical development. More information is available at http://imd.umd.edu.

This position is for a lecturer in the Computer Science department who may teach both computer science and immersive media courses, and is interested in building the new program and its curriculum. Candidates are expected to be able to teach introductory computer science courses in programming, discrete mathematics, web development, and similar, as well as courses in creative coding and interactive 3D environments. The Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland is ranked in the top 20 nationally, and the undergraduate program 16th nationally in CS by US News and World Report, with particular excellence in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics and other areas that support the new major.

We invite motivated and passionate applicants ready to provide leadership in a new program at a first rank school.

How To Apply:

If interested, go the University of Maryland job posting at


An M.S. degree is required and either the B.S. or M.S. degree must be in Computer Science. In-depth knowledge of and proficiency in teaching Java, C, and Unix. Other desirable languages include C#, Ruby, OCaml, Python, HTML, Javascript and discrete math. Expertise in one or more of immersive media areas such as computer graphics, AR/VR/XR, projection mapping, robotics or AI in the arts, interactive sensor applications, game programming, spatial audio or similar. A PhD is strongly preferred. The job posting will be open until filled.

Candidates should upload a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, a listing of recently taught courses and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, teaching awards) uploaded as supplemental document 1, and a cover letter highlighting the specific strengths of the candidate with respect to this position.

For any information or questions please email imd-instructor-search@cs.umd.edu.

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