Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Computer Science, Teaching Stream – Assistant Professor (2 Positions) - Markham
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for two (2) teaching stream tenure-track positions in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The successful applicants will be based at the new York Markham Centre Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and become members of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2021 and the opening of the campus, the appointees will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Centre Campus.
York University’s Markham Centre Campus ( https://www.yorku.ca/markham/ ) offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focussing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.
One position has a significant focus on work-integrated learning and non-traditional delivery in digital technologies. The other is concentrated on developing and advancing an exciting, experiential-learning centric, and community-based computer science program. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the program level. Graduate teaching may be possible for those appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science (or closely related field), a Master’s degree in Computer Science (or closely related field) along with a doctorate focusing on higher education pedagogy (such as Ed.D), or both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Computer Science (or closely related field) with a significant record of professional experience in computer science and software development.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to computer science teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the foremost academic and research departments in Canada with more than 60 faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs and research-intensive graduate degrees. For further information please visit http://eecs.lassonde.yorku.ca.
Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.
York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Amir H. Chinaei, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.
You should complete the online application process at https://apply.lassonde.yorku.ca. Include a signed letter of application outlining professional experience (indicating the position you wish to be considered for), a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching as stated above (through sample course outlines, student evaluations, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, if applicable). We will start reviewing complete applications on November 30, 2020. For full consideration, we need to have received your complete application materials by December 15, 2020.