Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Computer Science

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
07 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Computer Science 
Date Posted: 10/06/2020
Closing Date: 11/10/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 982
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Computer Science
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Computer Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. By the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, the applicant must have completed a Masters degree in computer science or a related field with a minimum of three years of teaching experience (in a degree granting program/post secondary institution) or related professional experience.  A PhD in computer science or a related field is preferred.  We seek enthusiastic and innovative candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must have a record of teaching-related scholarship and demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking and teaching, pedagogical enquiry, and teaching innovations. Demonstrated administrative, organizational, and mentoring skills required to coordinate large courses with multiple lecture sections, instructors, and teaching assistants, and the background and communication skills necessary to work collaboratively with all members of the department are considered assets.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical enquiry can be demonstrated through a full teaching dossier, which must include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, selected course materials, a list of any awards, evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities, and outstanding letters of reference from referees of high standing. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include undergraduate teaching, managing teaching assistants, creation of course materials, curriculum development, and service to the department.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is competitive with our North American peers. 
The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates who are engaged in pedagogical and curricular innovations, the development of new teaching technologies, and research in computer science education. Visit our CS Education Research Group website (
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online through AcademicJobsOnline at

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a full teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, course evaluations, a list of any awards, and evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates must therefore submit a brief (up to one page) statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. At least two reference letters should address the candidate’s excellence in teaching and at least one reference letter should address the candidate’s excellence in computer science. At least three reference letters must be received for an application to be considered.
For more information about the Department of Computer Science, visit our website at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sara Burns at
Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the U of T platform will NOT be considered for this position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact