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Two-Year Limited-term Assistant Professor Positions

University of Windsor

Position # 002277LT24-2020-CS

The University of Windsor's School of Computer Science, in the Faculty of Science, invites applications for three (3) Limited-term faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing May 1, 2021. Each position is for a two-year term. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor consists of 21 faculty members, 8 support staff, over 700 undergraduate students, and approximately 400 graduate students. Programs include Bachelor of Computer Science General and Honours with Co-op option, with specializations including Artificial Intelligence, Network & Security, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Game Development, and Applied Computing. The School also offers an online Certificate of Applied IT, thesis-based Master’s and Doctoral programs, as well as a professional Master’s program in Applied Computing that includes an industry internship. For further information about the School of Computer Science, visit our website at

The Master of Applied Computing program attracts over 320 students per year from various cultural backgrounds. The program is based on ten courses including: software engineering; databases; internet and distributed systems; systems programming; and network & security. In addition, the program includes an internship or project component to enhance the experiential learning for the students. The incumbents will be required to teach 6 courses; to serve on the Master of Applied Computing committee; supervise graduate student projects and other relevant duties as assigned by the Director. The candidate must demonstrate commitment to teaching and service to university and professional communities.
The School is looking for qualified individuals to teach one of the following three courses as part of their teaching assignment:

COMP-8157. Advanced Database Topics
This course will introduce students to advanced topics in database design and information retrieval. Topics covered may include DBMS three-schema level architectures, data models (e.g., relational, object-oriented model), query languages (e.g. Oracle SQL, PL/SQL), file organization and indexing, transaction management, concurrency control, security and recovery procedures, information retrieval on the internet, and other advanced topics (e.g. online analytical processing - OLAP, data warehouses and data mining).

COMP-8547. Advanced Computing Concepts
This course covers advanced topics in principles and applications of algorithm design and analysis, programming techniques, advanced data structures, languages, compilers and translators, regular expressions, grammars, computing and intractability. Cases studies and applications in current programming languages are explored in class and labs.
COMP-8567. Advanced Systems Programming

This course explores advanced topics in software development techniques for systems programming in the context of the Unix environments for different platforms, ranging from handheld devices to mainframes. Topics include; overview of Unix/Linux and Android operating systems; Shell programming; process control and communication; multi-threading; internet client/server application and service development.

The successful candidate will have: a PhD degree in Computer Science, or related field by the date of appointment; a demonstrated competence in teaching at least one of the subjects listed above; a record of successful teaching of computer science courses at the university level; strong communication skills and experience in online and classroom teaching. Preferred candidates will have evidence of excellence in teaching graduate level computer science courses related to the listed subject areas (include teaching scores and awards); recent and relevant industry experience; experience in student academic mentoring, student project supervision, and record of contribution to active and experiential learning practices and; experience with mentoring or teaching in multicultural settings.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a statement indicating which of the three courses the candidate is seeking to teach along with a summary of related experiences and qualifications;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
• graduate transcripts; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of December 11, 2020. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Ziad Kobti, Director, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3714; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.