The University of British Columbia
Department of Computer Science
Tenure-Stream Faculty Teaching Position
The University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty teaching position at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Computer Science on the Vancouver Campus. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching a wide range of courses in systems and software, such as networking, operating systems, distributed and cloud systems, databases, security and software engineering. UBC Computer Science (www.cs.ubc.ca) ranks among the top departments in North America, with 57 tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 graduate and 2000 undergraduate students.
This position provides the rare opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching while participating as a first-class colleague in the intellectually exciting atmosphere of a top-tier computer science department. Instructor is the first rank in a UBC's Educational Leadership Stream career path, which continues with the tenured Senior Instructor rank, and culminates with the Professor of Teaching rank. This path is analogous to the research-oriented faculty progression of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and Full Professor. Initial appointment will be at the Instructor rank. Currently, the typical teaching load is two courses per term, for a total of four courses each year. Faculty members in the Educational Leadership stream are eligible to apply for Study Leave (sabbatical) under similar terms to faculty members in the research-oriented stream. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.
A PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, or a related area is expected. The successful candidate must provide evidence of: demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, ability to work independently and to supervise the work of others, promise of educational leadership at the national or international level, and potential for creating innovative instructional environments in both the undergraduate classroom and laboratory. Experience in curriculum development, course design, and other initiatives that advance the University's ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate is also an asset
Candidates should submit a CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three references. The statement should include their teaching philosophy, and a record of teaching interests and experience. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight qualifications relevant to the areas of special interest in systems and software and with emerging technologies, pedagogical approaches, and research in teaching and learning.
The application deadline of January 5th has past and we are no longer taking applications for this position.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Instructor Recruiting Committee by email, at the address below.
Steven A. Wolfman
Chair, Instructor Recruiting Committee
Department of Computer Science
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(Please do not email applications; submit them through our the application link above)