Computing Science, Limited-Term Lecturer, Technical Writing and Ethics

Simon Fraser University

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 2-year Limited-Term Lecturer position in the area of Technical Writing and Ethics. The School is seeking outstanding candidates with proven track records of developing and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical writing, communications, intellectual property management, and ethics.

The School of Computing Science is among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally, with excellent research and teaching programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, which is rated one of the most livable areas in North America. SFU offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a collegial and vibrant work environment.

Lecturers are considered an integral part of the School and they contribute to its academic mission of teaching and preparing computer science students for competitive industrial careers and advanced graduate studies.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

·         Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses that cover topics such as:

o   Technical Writing

o   Oral and Written Communications Skills

o   Professional Ethics

o   Social Implications of Computerized Society

o   Research Methodologies and Intellectual Property Management

·         Contribute actively to building a vibrant culture in the School, with service contributions to areas such as:

o   Academic integrity and student conduct

o   Student recruitment and community outreach

o   Experiential learning and capstone project coordination

o   Curriculum development (undergraduate and graduate)

o   Diversity, equity, and inclusion

o   Student liaison

An ideal candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

·         A doctoral degree in computing science or a related scientific/technical/engineering discipline. Candidates with a doctoral degree in non-technical disciplines, e.g., Social Sciences, may be considered provided that they have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in a computing-related discipline, or an extensive working experience in a high-tech company or a computer science department. Candidates with imminent completion of their PhD degree may be considered, however, a PhD must be completed by the start of the appointment.

·         Formal education and/or training in technical writing.

·         Academic and/or industrial experience of teaching and developing technical writing. communications, and ethics courses.

·         Excellent communication, leadership, and group management skills.

·         Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


To apply, please submit your resume, teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees to our on-line application system at:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the position is still open. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to

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

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty staff and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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