Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Software Technologies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Information Technology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

Software Technologies, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track appointment in Software Technologies at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs and support aspects of curriculum delivery and development. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in hand by July 1, 2023 in Information Technology, Software Development, Computer Science, or a related field is required. Candidates should have a demonstrably strong ability and interest in teaching junior and senior Information Technology undergraduate students. The candidate has outstanding teaching skills in courses pertaining to Information Systems and Software Development, including introductory, intermediate and advanced Computer, Web and Mobile Programming, Distributed Systems, key Software Development Frameworks, Software and Information Systems Engineering and associated processes including DevOps and quality assurance. The ideal candidate is also capable of teaching junior Information Systems and Technologies and has a particular interest in and qualifications to teach absolute beginners in IT and programming.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the curricular and institutional growth of the School, through the establishment of work-based experiential education practices within the school, the exploration and institutionalization of novel pedagogical approaches, including online and blended learning, the introduction of new courses, streams, programs and pathways for students, and the development and maintenance of quality control aspects of the School’s curricula.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. The School of Information Technology at York University is unique in its interdisciplinary and applied approach to Information Technology research and education. Situated among some of the top Liberal Arts, Business and Engineering programs in the country, the School offers an ideal environment for developing research and educational initiatives that cross disciplinary boundaries. The city of Toronto offers an industrially and culturally vibrant and diverse environment and a multitude of opportunities for professional and intellectual growth.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Manar Jammal , Chair of the Search Committee at

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 women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2022.

Applications, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogy a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching as stated above (through sample course outlines, student evaluations, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, if applicable) and the names and contact information of three academic referees may be uploaded to beginning on September 26, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Professor Enamul Hoque Prince, Director, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Software Technologies).


Posting End Date: November 30, 2022