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Limited-Term Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Computer Science, Summer 2024

Job ID: 30652
Location: Main Campus
Updated February 13, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a 2-year Limited Term Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Computer Science position with a focus on information security and privacy. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024

Description of Position:
The successful candidate must possess the interest and ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in computer science and especially topics related to information security and privacy, in order to support teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs. We offer both in-person and virtual sections of many of our undergraduate courses. Teaching assignments of faculty members is a collaborative process where we aim to balance the needs of individual faculty members and the needs of students. Service to the Department, Faculty, University, and community is also expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to remain current in the field through scholarship or research activities. Such activities can include, but are not limited to, publishing or presenting results of activities in the classroom, research in a specific area in computer science or related field, attending conferences or workshops, etc.

A limited amount of service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected and encouraged.


Candidates must have earned a M.Sc. in Computer Science or a closely related area. Preference will be given to candidates with a primary focus and interest in information privacy and security. Candidates who are near completion of their program will be considered. 

The successful candidate will be able to show the following:

  • A commitment to inclusive teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A commitment to remaining current (in computer science or computer science pedagogy, especially information security and privacy) .
  • A desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Their approach to working as part of a team in an academic context.
  • How they can contribute to the department, faculty, university, and Calgary community. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Description of Work Environment
Successful applicants will become faculty members in the Department of Computer Science. The department offers a variety of programs: 

  • BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Data Science
  • MSc and Phd in Computer Science 
  • MSc and PhD in Computational Media Design 
  • Professional certificates and Masters in Data Science and Analytics 
  • Professional certificates and masters in Information Security and Privacy  

We are also developing an on-line pathway for our BSc in Computer Science. Successful applicants will primarily contribute to the software science components of the Department’s programs, but will also have the opportunity to contribute to other components and other programs offered by the Department and Faculty.

The Department of Computer Science is in the Faculty of Science. The Department and Faculty are committed to supporting interdisciplinary research and teaching and we offer and support opportunities to improve your research and your teaching practice by working with people in other disciplines. The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning also offers professional development and additional resources for those who are developing new ways to teach.

The Department of Computer Science is continuously improving our environment and culture to foster an inclusive environment where all department members can participate and collaborate to their full potential.

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package, please visit

How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link. A complete application must include, as a single PDF document:

  • Cover letter (1–2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Research Plan (1 –3 pages)  
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier (1 –2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of EDIA (up to 1 page)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Questions may be addressed to:
Michael Jacobson ([email protected])
Co-head of Department of Computer Science

We’ll start reviewing application on January 15, 2024 and only applications received by this date will be guaranteed full consideration.  We’ll continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

Diversity and Indigenous Engagement
The University of Calgary, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The University recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the University recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to diverse communities. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, in line with the foundational goals of our strategic plan Ahead of Tomorrow, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

Acknowledgement of Non-Traditional Career Paths
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the traditional territory of the peoples of Treaty 7 and Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a global and innovative intellectual hub for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. UCalgary ranks fifth among Canada’s top research universities in Research Infosource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Universities list released on Jan. 25, 2022. UCalgary is the youngest university to have reached the top five. UCalgary has more than 6,500 graduate students and 28,500 undergraduate students, more than 1,800 academic staff (continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment), more than 1,300 sessionals, and more than 3,200 non-academic staff, in 14 Faculties, across five campuses. The vibrant and research-intensive environment at UCalgary is home to 146 research chairs (75 Canada Research Chairs), and more than 50 research institutes and centres. UCalgary has the fastest growth rate in attracting research funding among the 10 largest universities in Canada.

The University’s new Framework for Growth establishes principles and focus areas for the University of Calgary over the coming decade. It will ignite our entrepreneurial spirit to turn challenges into opportunities to improve the world around us. It will help to meet our academic and research ambitions and strengthen our community engagement in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, whose exciting future is unfolding rapidly, and where scientific disciplines will play a major role. Built around three big ideas (transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery), the Framework will distinguish the university and drive growth. To learn more about this vision please see: For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.