Dalhousie University: Lecturer or Assistant Professor – Computing in Society and History

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10-month limited term appointment, from August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024, 100% of full time, at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The departmental home for this position will depend on the successful candidate’s expertise.

In the Fall 2023 term, the holder of this post will be responsible for teaching one section of ASSC 1800 Computing and Society in History, multiple tutorial sections of ASSC 1400 Introduction to the Social Sciences, and one half course (3 credit hours) in the department to which they are appointed. In the Winter 2024 term, they will teach one section of ASSC 1801 Case Studies in Computing and one half course (3 credit hours) in the department to which they are appointed.

ASSC 1800 and 1801 are large courses taught to first-year Computer Science students and duties include TA supervision (multiple TAs are hired for each section). Duties in ASSC 1400 include leading tutorials, mentoring students, and marking assignments in this multi-disciplinary, team-taught first-year classes, the curriculum of which includes topics and readings assigned by various guest lecturers from departments and programs across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have an active role on the teaching team. The holder of the position will be responsible for 3-4 tutorials of 25 students per week.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in a humanities or social sciences discipline at or near completion by the start date of the appointment. Candidates with the PhD in hand by the start date will be preferred. Applicants must have a proven record of outstanding teaching in large courses at the first-year university level in humanities or social sciences. Experience teaching arts and/or social science to students from other faculties is an asset. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophies, evidence of teaching competence, and names and contact information of three academic referees.

The closing date for applications is June 8, 2023. All applications are to be submitted online at https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/13480. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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 of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

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