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Computer Science & Software Engineering Lecturer

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Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Computer Science

The Computer Science & Software Engineering Department at UW-Platteville offers undergraduate degrees in computer science, software engineering, cybersecurity, and applied computing and a masters in cybersecurity.

Often, we need ad hoc instructors to teach on-campus and online graduate or undergraduate courses. This is especially the case with our introductory programming courses (CS 1010: Intro to CS and CS 1430: Intro to Programming (with Python)).

We're looking to establish a pool of candidates to fill ad hoc instructor positions who can teach the following courses:

Computer Science

Software Engineering

Applied Computing 

Undergraduate Cybersecurity

Graduate Cybersecurity 

We will call on candidates as needs arise based on enrollment. 


The primary duty will be teaching one or more undergraduate and graduate online or on-campus courses in computer science, software engineering, or cybersecurity. A strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching excellence and student success is required.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or other closely related engineering field.
  • At least one semesters’ teaching experience (online or in-person)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior computer programming and software development experience in an industrial environment is preferred.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department currently has 13 full time faculty members. The department has experienced growth in recent years in terms of new programs as well as student enrolment. Our software engineering program is now the second largest ABET-accredited program in Wisconsin.  We are excited about moving into the new Sesquicentennial Hall-a $55 million, 200,000 sq ft facility slated to open in Fall 2022 ( Additional information about the department can be found at

Campus Information: 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. ranked UW-Platteville as best value in the US for its lower tuition fees and the high starting salary of its graduates.  UW-Platteville possesses institutional strengths in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Dubuque, the largest city in the Tri-State region has a population of approximately 100,000 and is located 19 miles from UW-Platteville.  Dubuque has been named one of America's top 100 places to live and one of the most livable small cities in America.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration for Spring 2022 opportunities, applications must be received through our online applicant portal by December 1, 2021.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

Questions about this position may be addressed to:

Dr. Afzal Upal

Computer Science and Software Engineering Department Chair

Phone: 608-342-1557

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.  We have a deep commitment to diversity and encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including African Americans, Latinos, and women.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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