Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Geographic Information and Computer Science

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Geographic Information and Computer Science

Date Posted: 08/17/2020
Closing Date: 10/29/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 248
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Geography, Geomatics and Environment
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Department of Geography, Geomatics, and Environment (GGE) and the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invite applications for a full-time continuing teaching stream appointment in the area of Geographic Information and Computer Science. This will be a joint appointment between GGE (51%) and MCS (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in geographic information system (GIS), computer science (CS), or a related discipline by the time of the appointment. A Ph.D. is preferred. We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching and interest in establishing a long-term teaching career that crosses between GIS and CS at UTM. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths ( and The teaching stream faculty member must demonstrate the ability to contribute to training of students in Machine Learning, Spatial Databases, Spatial Data Science, Computer Vision, Computer Science (broadly defined) and GIS.

Competitive candidates will have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures; a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices; and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have engaged with students both in and out of a course setting (for example, running seminars, contests, workshops, and engaging with student-run initiatives); have contributed to departmental administration (for example, through course coordination or by managing TAs); and have supervised student research projects.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry is required and demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong and reflective teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of recommendation from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link (or button) below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, a complete teaching dossier including a teaching statement, course evaluations and selected course syllabi and materials supporting teaching quality and experience, and a 1-2 page statement of equity and diversity.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service support our commitment to equity. The statement of equity and diversity submitted as part of the application might cover topics such as (but not limited to) teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of student from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also 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 once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. For enquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Yuhong He, at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Thursday, October 29, 2020.

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, LGBTQ 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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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