Assistant Lecturer - Computing Science (Data Science)
Competition 921

Department Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Hours per week -
Posted date May 13, 2024
Closing date July 2, 2024
Position Type Operating Funded


While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please login to confirm internal status.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton

Working at the University of Alberta

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The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Department of Computing Science

Founded in 1964, the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is the oldest and one of the largest computing science departments in Canada. We have an international reputation for contributions in the many fields of computing, both in foundations and applications.

The Department currently consists of 51 faculty members, approximately 326 graduate students, 20 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, 1,352 undergraduate students, and 12 administrative staff. Our research partners come from a wide variety of industries and other academic disciplines.

The Department of Computing Science invites applications for a full-time, term Contract Lecturer.  This appointment has an end date of June 30, 2025  Currently, the list of courses the contract lecturer may be required to teach (all or part of) includes:

CMPUT 191 - Introduction to Data Science

CMPUT 195 - Introduction to Principles and Techniques of Data Science

CMPUT 291 - Introduction to File and Database Management

INT D 491 - Data Science Capstone


  • The appointment requires either a thesis-based Masters of Science or Ph.D degree in a closely related discipline to computing science or data science.
  • Essential is successful teaching experience, including the ability to mentor team-based, data science capstone projects.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please provide in a single document your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter that highlights your teaching experience, addressing the support duties and listing the courses for which you would like to be considered. Please include the names of two references who are willing to give information on your teaching experience and abilities.  

If you have questions about this position, please email: using "Lecturer Position (Data Science)" in the subject line. 

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight July 2, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.