Academic Unit: Computer Science

Category of Appointment:     Term

Rank/Position Title:       Instructor I

Start Date:          August 1, 2021

Closing Date:     June 23, 2021

About the Position:

The School of Computer Science invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year term appointment in Computer Science at the rank of lnstructor I, beginning August 1, 2021.

The primary duty of this position is to teach six undergraduate courses, three in the fall term and three in the winter.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Computer Science and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

About the Academic Unit:

The School has 40 full-time faculty members and particular research strengths in computational geometry, computer security, big data analytics, databases and information systems, graphics, HCI, high- performance computing, machine learning, networks and distributed computing. The School offers a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and graduate programs at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. For more information about the School of Computer Science, please consult


The successful candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in teaching and will have a background demonstrating strong teaching potential and a commitment to teaching excellence. A PhD in Computer Science is required, with specialization in the subfield human-computer interaction. The candidate should have a high level of confidence and expertise for teaching undergraduate human- computer interaction, and a strong background related to teaching object-oriented programming and web development. The successful candidate will need to be able to begin teaching our human-computer interaction, systems programming, and web applications courses with little preparation time.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and supporting documents and be sent electronically as one single PDF file by June 23, 2021 to Supporting documents should include: a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential, and a description of efforts made to improve teaching skills.

Please also provide an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement that may identify your strengths and experiences in advancing EDI in your previous institutional environment, in curriculum, in supporting diverse students, and research excellence, in addition to future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America and Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process.  Launched by our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities, our EDI Institutional Action ( renews Carleton’s commitment to leadership in the areas of anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is one of the university’s strategic priorities and applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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