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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 on or after July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

One position is focused on the teaching of first-year courses, including those offered as a service to other units.  Responsibilities include the coordination of multi-section introductory courses and development of experiential learning materials.

The second position is concentrated on teaching the theory of computer science and security, including subjects such as Discrete Math, Logic, Data Structures, Algorithms, Complexity, and Theory of Computation.

Both positions provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation. Graduate teaching may be possible for those appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Candidates should have by the start date a PhD in Computer Science (or closely related field) or a Master’s degree in Computer Science (or closely related field) along with a doctorate focusing on higher education pedagogy (such as Ed.D).

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 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 in Toronto 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

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. Initiatives such as the Lassonde Education Innovation Studio are emphasizing pedagogical practice and research. Further information is available at

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. Parke Godfrey, Chair of the Search Committee at (Please include Teaching Track Inquiry in the subject line.)

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  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 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). Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees. For full consideration, we need to have received your complete application materials by March 31, 2021.