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Assistant professor (Athabasca University)

Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Software Engineering, School of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology

The Assistant Professor (five year term position), Multimedia and Software Engineering, will be responsible for the coordination and revision of current courses as well as course development in the area of multimedia and software engineering, maintaining a research program in a related discipline, and service to the university and community.

In the role of successfully delivering and developing assigned programs and courses, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas both directly and in conjunction with support staff:  tutoring; assignment and exam marking; conducting seminars and workshops as required; maintaining student records; undergraduate and graduate course development, maintenance and revision.  Within these areas, the successful candidate will be hiring and supervising instructors; evaluating student performance and advising on the acquisition of learning resources.  Candidates should be familiar with online systems of course delivery and related student services.

The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of multimedia and software engineering and will maintain an active research program with opportunity for collaboration within the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Service to the university and community is included in this role.  The successful candidate will serve on university committees.  Aside from the opportunity to participate in the development of program proposals, the Assistant Professor can assist with student recruitment and outreach initiatives that promote computing science.

Further information regarding this position may be obtained from Dr. Oscar Lin at (780) 989-2591 or via email:

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

Applications will only be received and accepted through our online recruitment system.  
When applying, please include your resume, letter of application, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three referees.A


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The CS Undergraduate Advising Office has opened applications for CS transfers for Fall 2017. The online application is available at will be open from Tuesday, December 5 until Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 11.59 p.m.

We're accepting applications for:

Transfer from Math to CS - at a minimum, must have taken CS 136 or be taking it in Fall 2017.Transfer from CS to BCS (Data Science) - must have taken STAT 231 or be taking it in Fall 2017.Transfer from CS to CS/Digital HardwareAdding a Joint CS to an out-of-faculty planTransfer from outside of Math to CS (pending approval from Math)Answers to common questions about the transfer process can be found in the CS FAQs (particularly #2 and #151).

Course enrollment for Spring 2018

Appointments for course enrollment began on Monday 26 March and open enrollment begins on Wednesday 28 March.

For students trying to add CS courses, we encourage you to review the course selection page.

In Computer Science,  we drop the enrolment caps by approximately 15% of the total enrolment number for the course to give advisors room to handle special cases. We will return the enrolment caps to their actual size in the second week of classes after we have had time to deal with the special cases. This will occur on Friday, May 4, 2018, (we don't know the precise time) and remaining space will be available on a first-come-first-served basis only if the section isn't already at its enrolment total. WHAT IS A SPECIAL CASE?
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