Assistant Professor in Computer Science

University of Toronto Department of Philosophy and the Department of Computer Science


Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Ethics and Computer Science

Date Posted: 04/26/2022
Closing Date: 06/07/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 23820
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Philosophy and Dept of Computer Science
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto invite applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Ethics and Computer Science instruction. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will be a joint appointment between Philosophy (51%) and Computer Science (49%). The expected start date will be July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter, with an end date of June 30, 2025.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will play a key part in the Embedded Ethics Education Initiative (E3I) in the Department of Computer Science and will teach courses on applied ethics in the Department of Philosophy. The E3I initiative aims to integrate ethical and technical considerations in computer science training right from the start by incorporating ethics modules into basic required Computer Science courses. Working with domain experts from Computer Science, the candidate will support the E3I initiative through the development and delivery of the ethics component of educational modules in Computer Science courses. Module development is done in close consultation with computer scientists, including members of the E3I leadership team. The candidate will also take a leadership role in investigating opportunities for E3I pedagogy to be adapted and employed in other departments within the university.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in a degree-granting program, commensurate with experience, including lecture preparation and delivery of innovative course materials, activities, and assessments. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical growth including participation and presentations at education conferences and workshops, publications, and pedagogical choices aligned with scholarship of teaching and learning literature and other scholarly work. Experience teaching large classes is considered an asset. Experience preparing and delivering educational content on ethical issues in computer science is an asset. We seek candidates whose teaching and research complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in Philosophy and Computer Science

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy please visit our website at

For more information about the Department of Computer Science please visit

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

The following elements of the application must be submitted online (in pdf format only) by June 7, 2022:
(1) A cover letter in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter.pdf”;
(2) A curriculum vitae in a file labelled “YourLastName CV.pdf”;
(3) A teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName teaching.pdf”.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Belinda Piercy at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 7, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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