Assistant Professor in Computer Science

University of Toronto Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Computer Science

Date Posted: 09/14/2021
Closing Date: 11/12/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 9981
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Description:

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for one (1) two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the field of Computer Science. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter, and end on December 31, 2023.

Candidates must have their Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of the appointment. A PhD is preferred. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths (see https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats/home). Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence that includes creating an enjoyable and educational experience for students and teaching undergraduate Computer Science courses. Candidates with experience teaching the introductory sequence, computer organization, theory of computing, or computer networks courses are preferred.

Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and commitment to excellent pedagogical practices, an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience engaging with students both in and out of a course setting (for example, running seminars, contests, workshops, and engaging with student-run initiatives); have experience contributing to departmental administration (for example, course coordination and managing TAs); and have experience supervising undergraduate or graduate research projects.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Professor Ilia Binder at ilia.binder@utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19169. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (as outlined above), and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, and selected course materials. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three recent letters of reference (on letterhead, recently dated and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers, including at least two primarily addressing the candidate's teaching, by the closing date. 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 12, 2021. For enquiries, please contact Julia Martyn, Chair’s Assistant, at julia.martyn@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.