Sessional Instructor, CPSC 233, Department of Computer Science, Winter 2024

University of Calgary

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Position Description

The Department of Computer Science, within the Faculty of Science, invites applications for a Winter 2024 term Sessional Instructor.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for instruction and associated duties for this 3-unit course during the Winter 2024 Term, including the supervision and direction of teaching assistants who instruct the tutorial sections.

Computer Science 233: Introduction to Computer Science for Computer Science Majors II

Introduction to problem solving, the analysis and design of small-scale computational systems, and implementation using a procedural programming language. For computer science majors.

Winter 2024 Term Dates: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Teaching Schedule: Please refer to for course times.

Delivery Mode(s): Lectures offered on-line but may transition to hybrid/in-person.


Applicants should have a minimum of an MSc in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with a PhD preferred. Preference will be given to graduate students and postdocs in our program looking to obtain teaching experience, followed by applicants with a postgraduate degree. 

Please apply on-line via the “Apply Now” link. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Concise statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Teaching dossier describing past teaching experience, evidence of application of teaching philosophy which includes fostering an inclusive learning environment, and reflective practices.
  • Three letters of reference are also required and can be submitted with the pdf application, or sent under separate cover, by the application deadline to [email protected]

NOTE: Applicants who have taught as a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Science within the past two years may choose to only submit a cover letter and current CV. Multiple positions may be filled by this posting.

Application Deadline: November 22, 2023

Please visit for further information about the Department of Computer Science.

Remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration. 

As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Computer Science will adhere to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments. 

Thank you for submitting your online application. Only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy  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] ).

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 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
UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups . Start something today at the University of Calgary. 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. 

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