Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer
Discipline/Field: Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering
Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2017

Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth and atmospheric science. This $250 million initiative includes hiring 100 new faculty and staff, expanding the student body by 1500, and fostering an inclusive and diverse culture committed to advancing gender parity. We have created a culture where tomorrow's professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ - multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, is seeking an alternate stream (teaching focused) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Lecturer to serve as course director and laboratory instructor in core computer science, computer engineering and software engineering courses. The appointment is to commence on July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be in teaching and program development, particularly with regard to undergraduate courses, laboratory instruction and student projects. S/he will also contribute to supporting students' learning through pedagogical innovation (e.g., flipped classroom), outcomes-based student assessment, interactions with industry, learning technologies, and collegial governance of the program.

The successful candidate will have a first degree in an EECS discipline and a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must provide documented evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and a commitment to innovative pedagogy, with the potential for programmatic leadership. While outstanding candidates in all areas of EECS will be considered, we are especially interested in those with strong abilities to develop, manage and deliver laboratory sections associated with courses entailing major programming and software development components. This is a new position and is expected to evolve over time. In addition, candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be committed to working collegially. They should possess vision and commitment to inspire continued advancement of the Department's educational programs. Priority will be given to candidates eligible for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Evidence of achievement in accreditation and curriculum quality assurance processes will be also an asset.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the leading academic and research departments in Canada with over 53 research-active faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Digital Media, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering, as well as research intensive MSc, MASc and PhD degrees. Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can be found at

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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 Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should complete the on-line application process at

Complete applications must be received by March 15, 2017. A complete on-line application shall include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three samples of scholarly publications, and names and contact information for three professional references who have agreed to provide reference letters.


Posting End Date: March 15, 2017