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Instructor I – Computer Science

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Computer Science
Academic Unit: Computer Science
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: August 15, 2019
Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting August 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:
The School of Computer Science invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year term appointment in Computer Science at the rank of lnstructor I beginning August 15, 2019.

The primary duty of this position is to teach six undergraduate courses, three in the fall term and three in the winter. The assigned courses will be mostly at the first and second year level.

About the Academic Unit:
The School has 30 full-time faculty members including three Instructors dedicated to teaching. The School offers a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D. level. Carleton is located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and a major center of advanced technology research and development. For more information about the School of Computer Science, please consult

The successful candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in teaching and will have a background demonstrating strong teaching potential and a commitment to teaching excellence. A PhD in a theoretical area of Computer Science is required. The candidate should have a high level of confidence and expertise for teaching undergraduate discrete mathematics and algorithms, and a strong background related to teaching object-oriented programming, functional programming and software engineering. The successful candidate will also need to be able to begin teaching our data structures, discrete math and object-oriented programming courses with little preparation time.

Application Instructions:
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and supporting documents and be sent electronically as one single PDF file by August 8, 2019 to Supporting documents should include: a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential, and a description of efforts made to improve teaching skills.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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