SL220058-Fall 2022-CIS*4150*01 Software Reliability & Testing

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
A Sessional Lecturer holds a RoFR (i.e., for a particular course) if they have successfully taught the course in the past six (6) semesters. A SL who holds a RoFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system. Also see: What is Right of First Refusal (RoFR)?
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Software Reliability & Testing
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY IN OUR FALL RETURN-TO-CAMPUS PLANNING. The University will be offering a significant portion of its courses face-to-face “In-Class”. Remote and alternative delivery modes will also occur. Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see By accepting this contract, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. Should you require a medical accommodation, please notify your supervisor immediately. Requirements for Fall 2022 course delivery include: • Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: • Course learning activities and assessments are to be created to easily accommodate a switch to alternative delivery methods. • Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. • Plan to offer final exam, if applicable, in a modified format if there is another disruption of face-to-face classes. The University’s COVID-19 website provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus. Please contact Joshua Lange ( should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
* Managing the Teaching Assistants for the course. * Attending meetings with students and being available for advising times. * Developing assignments and marking schemes. * Using Courselink or Moodle to provide course materials, assignments, and student evaluations. * Hold a face-to-face meeting with teaching assistants at the beginning and end of term. * Provide management oversight of teaching assistants, instruct them in their job tasks and provide any training required for teaching assistants to meet their responsibilities. * Be available to invigilate any on-campus examinations.
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or M.Sc. with Appropriate Experience in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Post-secondary teaching of a similar course
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
* Experience with software testing methodologies at unit, integration and system level. * Knowledge of software testing techniques and the ability to evaluate students' use of these techniques. * The ability to develop and manage student assignments. * The ability to explain both theoretical and applied aspects of software testing to students. * The ability to produce rubrics to evaluate student assignments and provide feedback to students regarding the quality of their work. * The ability to develop lab exercises, which may correspond to the assignments in the course. * The ability to provide three hours of lectures a week. * Able to fluently communicate in written and spoken English.
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
* Previous experience with software engineering processes involving system requirements and specifications * Previous experience with agile software development processes * Student evaluations from previously taught courses are primarily positive.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Monday/Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20; plus labs and office hours
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,758.48 (effective 2022/23)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
If you have any questions about this posting, please contact the Director at

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