University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science

Position ID:UofT-Department of Computer Science-CLTA20 [#16458]
Position Title: Contractually Limited Term Position, Teaching Stream
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / All areas
Appl Deadline:2020/08/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/07/10, finished 2020/10/28, listed until 2020/08/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Computer Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, for a three-year term. The expected start date is September 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter, until August 31, 2023.

Candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. A PhD in computer science or a related field is required by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek enthusiastic and innovative candidates who have demonstrated professional industry leadership in applied computing and whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellent and impactful pedagogical practices, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Demonstrated leadership and knowledge of professional skills (communications, entrepreneurship, project management) in a non-academic environment, primarily industry, is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience engaging with students both in and out of a course setting (for example, running professional skills seminars, workshops, etc.), experience contributing to program administration (for example, reviewing program applications, course coordination, curriculum development, etc.), in-depth knowledge of international education systems, and who have excelled in supervising undergraduate or graduate research projects.

Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through a full teaching dossier, which must include a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, course evaluations, selected course materials, a list of any awards, and evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, to the success of the Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) program, and to contribute to the enrichment of both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. The successful candidate is expected to work with the Academic Director, Professional Programs, to support the teaching and academic aspects of the MScAC, a multi-disciplinary program currently with four areas of concentration (Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Math, and Quantum Computing). Program responsibilities will include: working with the MScAC admissions committee to ensure a robust admissions process, curriculum development and management, teaching courses as assigned, coordinating professional skills courses, advising MScAC students, and supervision of related research projects.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is competitive with our North American peers.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in Computer Science research and education. 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.

Application materials for the position must be submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline at Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a full teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, course evaluations, selected course materials, a list of any awards, and evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities, and at least three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. At least one reference letter must address the candidate’s excellence in teaching, and at least one reference letter should address the candidate’s professional leadership in industry.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 14, 2020.

For more information about the Department of Computer Science, see our website at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sara Burns at

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.

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
40 St.George Street, Rm. 4244
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

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