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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 a teaching stream tenure-track position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on or soon after July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicant will be based at York’s new Markham Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and to become members of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between the appointment date and the opening of the campus, the appointee will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Campus.

York University’s Markham Campus ( offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focuses on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.

This position will support the development of a new integrated degree in Digital Technologies, which will be based on a Work-Integrated Learning model, where the students are full-time employees with a company while undertaking their studies. The development of this program involves an outcomes-based approach where competencies and outcomes are developed in collaboration with sponsoring employers and program leads, and learning experiences are scaffolded throughout the program as a blend of workplace and formal (university) learning. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership, guidance and direction in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the workplace and classroom. Graduate teaching may be possible for those appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science (or related field), or a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field) along with a doctorate focusing on higher education pedagogy (such as Ed.D), or both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Computer Science (or related field) with a significant record of professional experience in computer science and software development. Experience in collaborating with industry and community partners is an asset. 

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 work integrated 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, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to computer science teaching, learning and program design, 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 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. 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 Peter Cribb, Chair of the Search Committee

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), 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 April 30, 2021.