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Tenure-Track, Instructor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 19191

Updated: November 25, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a full time Tenure-track Instructor position.  

Candidates must possess the interest and ability to teach a variety of required and elective undergraduate courses, particularly at the first, second and third year levels. Candidates must also be enthusiastic about contributing to our innovation activities in teaching and learning, and demonstrate potential to take leadership roles in computer science pedagogy. 

Instructors normally teach at the first, second and third year levels of our program, but those with specific expertise may teach at more senior levels, if required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  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 at the undergraduate level. 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

Interested applicants interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please submit a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and a teaching dossier describing past teaching experience.  Demonstrated ability (or previous experience) in delivering high-quality instruction to undergraduate students is required.  

The hiring committee will review applications starting November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.  Hiring decisions will be finalized by Spring 2020, with the successful candidate joining the University of Calgary in July 2020

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. 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.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. 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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