Job ID: 219164

Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Computer Eng. and/or Software Eng. (2 Positions)

York University

  • Aug. 7, 2023
  • Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Computer Eng. and/or Software Eng. (2 Positions)
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • York University
    Toronto, ON
  • Sep. 30, 2023
  • Jan. 1, 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering at York University invites inspiring teachers to apply for two (2) Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream positions in Computer Engineering and/or Software Engineering. These are Contractually Limited Appointments (CLA) to the teaching stream for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2024.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the foremost academic and research departments in Canada with more than 80 faculty members and offers a  range of undergraduate programs and research-intensive graduate degrees. For further information please visit Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of  undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical  thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and  cultural diversity. Further information is available at Lassonde School of Engineering.

Candidate Qualifications:
•  PhD or PhD near completion by the appointment’s start in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering, or a closely related field is required.
•  A record or evident promise of excellence in teaching and dedication to students (e.g., 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 candidates will be expected to serve as Course Instructors for upper-year courses in i) Computer Engineering (including computer organization, embedded systems, electrical circuits, electronic circuits & devices, signals & systems, digital logic design, digital/mobile communications), and/or ii) Software Engineering offered by the Department, (including data structures, object-oriented programming, operating system fundamentals, and software design).
• Candidates must hold, or be eligible to receive, a Professional Engineering license in Canada soon after appointment.

Hiring Policies:
•  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
•  All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
•  York is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, in its community. Details of the AA Program, which applies to women, members of  racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found here or by contacting Christal Chapman, EDI Program Manager (; 416-736-5713).
•  York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada will be given priority.
•  York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to contact

Application Process:
•  Due date for completed applications: September 30, 2023, for full consideration. Review of applications will commence on September 15, 2023.
•  Required materials:  1) current CV; 2) cover letter indicating the position you wish to be 
considered for; 3) a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and contributions to teaching (and curriculum development, if applicable).
•  Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees.
•  Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional 
self-identification for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application. Direct 
questions about the positions to
•  Submit materials: Online at

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•  York University generates and shares knowledge through our research, teaching and engagement with communities around the world. The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan showcases the depth, breadth and ambition of research at York.
•  York’s commitments to social justice are laid out in our Decolonizing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, the Framework & Action Plan on Black Inclusion and the Indigenous Framework for York University.
•  Follow the activities and accomplishments of York’s faculty, students and staff on YFile.

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Contact Information

  • Computer Eng/Software Eng Search Committee
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    York University
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON L1R 3E4

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