• Professor, Mobile Computing

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Applied Science and Technology

    Employee Group: Academic

    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

    Reference Number: 18/F/21

    Application Deadline: Open until filled 
    Start Date: August 2018

    Salary Range: $62,717 - $108,723 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


    Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team. The successful candidate will have a strong background that combines experience in mobile application development on different platforms and traditional software development and engineering. Expertise in developing both native and hybrid mobile applications that are integrated with cloud services using a variety of platforms, languages and frameworks is critical. The candidate will be able to teach courses in native and hybrid mobile application development and cloud connected mobile applications. Additionally, the candidate will be able to supervise undergraduate student research and participate actively in curriculum development.
    The candidate will teach using the latest industry-relevant platforms, languages and frameworks for building mobile and traditional software systems. Currently, mobile platforms and technologies include Android (Java), iOS (Swift), Cordova and React Native as well as various web technologies and frameworks like Bootstrap, Mobile Query and Java Script for mobile web applications. Practical experience with software engineering processes and methodologies, software modelling with UML and modeling tools is a strong asset.
    The successful candidate will focus on teaching courses in the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program and other programs as needed in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology and will also contribute to program and curriculum development. With the increased focus on undergraduate research delivered within curriculum, candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in applied research roles, in the Center for Mobile Innovation (CMI) as well as other Applied Research Centres at Sheridan College. Evidence of a strong commitment to and qualification for both teaching and supervising student research is essential.

    Specific Responsibilities:


    • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
    • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes and topical outlines for courses and programs
    • Creating an effective experiential and purposeful learning environment that accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles, fosters creativity and resilience and builds on rigour of depth and breadth appropriate to each course.
    • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
    • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance in authentic ways that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
    • Developing multi-media materials, diverse delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process
    • Supervising students in their graduation Capstone Project or Thesis to provide guidance, mentorship and technical expertise as needed, to support collaboration with industry experts to develop purposeful projects that aim to solve real-world problems in industry and community




    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or in a related field of study (PhD preferred);
    • A minimum of three years relevant professional experience;
    • Expertise in mobile application development with a diverse set of languages and platforms: Android (Java) and iOS (Swift) for native development and hybrid frameworks such as Cordova, React Native or similar;
    • Experience in leveraging cloud frameworks and services for connecting mobile applications through cloud computing like Push Notifications, MBaaS, FaaS, Serverless Architectures, DevOps etc.;
    • Experience with a variety of languages used in full stack development such as: C#, Python, Java, C/C++, F#, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, PHP and associated frameworks;
    • Experience in modeling designing and engineering medium to large software projects that involves various technologies using software modeling languages and tools such as UML, Visual Paradigm or IBM Rational Software preferred;
    • Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent industry experience preferred;
    • Experience in supervising undergraduate Capstone and Thesis in Computer Science and undergraduate applied research projects preferred;
    • Formal studies in adult or higher education an asset;
    • Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers;
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students;
    • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.



    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


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