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Instructor, Software Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Job ID: 20107

Updated: February 14, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Instructor, in the area of Software Engineering. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. 

The Department is interested in applicants with a demonstrated background and ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to teach fundamental courses in computer programming and computer systems as well as advanced courses in areas such as: software development methods, software design, analysis, and architecture, software testing, data science, large scale data analytics and software process and project management. The instructor will be responsible for delivery of courses to undergraduate students as well as students in the course-based MEng (Software Engineering) program. Scholarly activity related to engineering education and pedagogy is strongly encouraged. In addition, instructors are expected to contribute to the mentoring and supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects, university service, and community engagement. 

The candidate will have earned a PhD degree or a Master's degree in software engineering or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. They will demonstrate excellence in teaching. The candidate will show evidence of academic service and community engagement. They will demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills and also possess relevant industrial experience in software engineering. 

The candidate must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Information about becoming a professional engineer can be found at 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, includes 40 academics of all ranks, and is teaching approximately 850 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. We offer programs in Electrical and Software Engineering, as well as minors and specializations in Computer, Biomedical, Digital and Environmental Engineering. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; applications will be accepted until March 19, 2020.  Applications must be submitted online via the Apply Now link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents): 

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier
  • Statement on approaches to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering
  • Names and contact information for 3 referees and academic transcripts 

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. 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)

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 about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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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. 


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