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Assistant Professor of Teaching
University of British Columbia

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Teaching
University University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver invites applications for up to two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching positions in the Department of Computer Science, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024. The positions have a primary focus on contributing to the delivery and further development of the department’s courses on operating systems, computer architecture, databases, networking, distributed systems, systems security and cloud computing.  

These positions provide the opportunity, with strong institutional support, to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching and educational leadership, while participating in the intellectually exciting atmosphere of a top-tier department. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to make an impact on education both within and beyond the classroom, as well as both within and beyond UBC. Assistant Professor of Teaching is the first rank in UBC’s Educational Leadership Stream, followed by Associate Professor of Teaching (with tenure), and then Professor of Teaching. This path is analogous to the Research stream faculty progression of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and Full Professor. Faculty members in the Educational Leadership stream are eligible to apply for Study Leave (sabbatical) under similar terms to faculty members in the Research stream. 

UBC Computer Science ranks among the top departments in North America, with over 60 tenure-track faculty (including nine Educational Leadership faculty), approximately 250 graduate students, and over 2,700 undergraduate students.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required. In exceptional cases, applicants with other advanced degrees and/or relevant experience may be considered. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, and to supervise the work of others; promise of educational leadership at UBC and nationally or internationally; and potential for creating innovative instructional environments. Experience with evidence-based teaching methods, curriculum development, course design, and other initiatives that advance the university’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate is desirable.

Applicants with expertise in all areas of Computer Science will be considered. However, the following focus areas are particularly attractive:       

  • cloud computing
  • computer architecture
  • databases
  • distributed systems
  • networking
  • operating systems
  • software engineering
  • systems security

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.

Applicants will be asked to complete an equity survey when submitting their application through Academic Jobs Online.  The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity or our applicant pool and identify potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members.  Applicants’ participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential and takes only a minute to complete.  Applicants may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups, or may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed.

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

Interested applicants should submit 

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience,
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  • a diversity statement,
  • and the names of three references who have been asked to send reference letters.

The diversity statement should describe an applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body, as well as past, present, and/or future contributions to creating and or advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within a particular discipline.

When possible, candidates are encouraged to include in their cover letter hyperlinks to one or two examples of their teaching materials.  

Applications are to be submitted online at Academic Jobs Online.

The website will remain open for submissions through the end of the day October 15, 2023.   The committee will review applications prior to the closing date.  However, invitations for in person interviews will not be issued until after until the application site closes.  All applications submitted while the website remains open will be considered.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Educational Leadership Recruiting Committee by email, at the address below.

Norman Hutchinson
Chair, Educational Leadership Recruiting Committee
Department of Computer Science

Email for questions:

(Do not email applications; applications must be submitted through:  Academic Jobs Online)

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Contact Information

  • Jessica McKay
    Computer Science
    University of British Columbia
    201-2366 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4
  • 6048220557


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