Instructor of Computer Science (Truro Campus)


Starting in Fall 2023, the Faculty of Computer Science will expand to provide introductory course offerings at the Truro Campus. The Faculty is seeking candidates for a 3-year limited term instructor position to begin on or around May 1, 2023. The Instructor of Computer Science (Truro Campus) will be responsible for acting as the ambassador of our Computer Science programs on campus. This position is designed for an individual who has experience advising students and is interested in guiding and supporting the students in the cohort. In addition to taking on a leadership role to support CS students at Truro, the Instructor will be responsible for planning and teaching these key introductory computer science courses during the Fall and Winter terms:

  • 1105 Introduction to Programming
  • 1110 Introduction to Computer Science
  • 1120 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • 1170 Introduction to Web Design and Development

As the sole Computer Science Instructor on the Truro Campus, the Instructor will work closely with the Associate Dean Academic, and other key Instructors on the Studley Campus, to ensure cohesion and collaboration between campuses in the management and delivery of course materials and curriculum. The position may involve other Faculty administration such as working with the Undergraduate Committee, Curriculum and Teaching Committee, or being asked to serve on one or more ad hoc committees. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

The successful candidate for this position must meet the following requirements:

  • At minimum, a Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience teaching computer science or similar courses at the university level.

Additional desirable qualifications include:

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related field is preferred, however not required
  • Experience advising and supporting students would be an asset

About the Opportunity 

Eligible candidates should apply for this position with a package including a (i) C.V. or resume; (ii) cover letter; (iii) the addresses and emails of three references; (iv) a diversity and inclusion statement (upload under teaching statement) (see section below for details); and (v) a teaching dossier. Application review will begin November 1, 2022. Candidates should be prepared to have their referees forward their letters of reference upon request. Consideration of complete applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Diversity and inclusion statement (maximum 2 pages):

Please be sure to address the following four prompts in your statement and upload as your Teaching Statement in Documents Needed to Apply:

  1. What does EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) mean to you?
  2. Share a personal experience in which you may have supported a student, with an EDIA perspective in mind. Include information about when you had this experience.
  3. Have you pursued any training and/or educational opportunities on EDIA? If so, detail them and explain briefly how this has impacted your day-to-day work.
  4. Share your vision for the day-to-day responsibilities in this role from an EDIA perspective.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Apply here.