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Limited Term Instructor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 26869

Updated: September 12, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a 2-year limited-term Instructor position. Candidates must possess the interest and ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in computer science and information security, particularly to support teaching in our Information Security program. Candidates will also contribute to course development and teaching in the Faculty of Science’s professional certificate and diploma programs in Information Security & Privacy.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and have a demonstrated ability in delivering high-quality instruction to undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach up to 5 half-course equivalents (HCE) per calendar year, and will also have the opportunity to engage in scholarly activities to maintain currency in the field, including scholarship of teaching & learning.
By helping us to create innovative, experiential learning environments for our students and community, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision, and to provide high-quality teaching experiences. Instructors at the University of Calgary enjoy ample opportunity for professional development and advancement including research and scholarship leaves, teaching-focused ranks that parallel the research-focused ranks, and opportunities to take on administrative and leadership roles.
The Department of Computer Science is one of Canada’s leaders, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. It has large undergraduate and graduate programs, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and successful multi-disciplinary linkages. Further information is available at

Application deadline: December 14, 2022
Applicants should submit a single PDF including CV, a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and a teaching dossier describing past teaching experience, and the names and contact details of 3 references online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Demonstrated ability (or previous experience) in delivering high-quality instruction to undergraduate students is required.

The hiring committee will review applications starting September 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Hiring decisions will be finalized by Fall 2022, with the successful candidate joining the University of Calgary in January 2023.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

In support of University of Calgary’s promotion of a diverse workforce, the Faculty of Science is committed to showing leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing a healthy and respectful workplace environment for all.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction, where innovative teaching and ground-breaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to `I will lift up my eyes’. With Eyes High, the university supports high-quality teaching and learning experiences through a community that is focused, intentional, and reflective. Students and faculty can tailor their learning environments, supported by rich library and cultural resources and advanced educational technologies. Multifaceted assessments of teaching and learning will provide feedback to identify students’ learning needs, ensure consistency of teaching experiences, identify effective instructional approaches, and highlight areas where additional support may be needed.
To succeed as one of Calgary’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. By immersing students in an environment rich in curiosity, diverse ideas, and global perspectives, we develop creative, confident citizens who think critically and contribute value to their communities. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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