Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Computer Science

College: College of Physical & Engineering Science

Department: School of Computer Science

Deadline: APRIL 23, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found

Position Description:

The School of Computer Science in the College of Physical and Engineering Science at the University of Guelph is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with an expected start date of September 1, 2017, or January 1, 2018. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is expected, but appointment at the Associate Professor level may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent at the time of appointment, in computer science or a related field. They should demonstrate their interest in collaborating in all aspects of an academic department, and a commitment to excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching. Relevant industrial experience may be considered an asset. The successful candidate is expected to devote approximately equal time to research and to teaching, as well as some time to service.

Teaching Requirements

Candidates must show promise of being exceptional teachers. Previous teaching experience, e.g., as a Sessional Lecturer, with a record of high-quality teaching based on formal teaching evaluations or teaching awards is an asset.

The successful applicant will teach up to 3 courses per year. They should be comfortable teaching any of the School’s first or second year courses, whether the subject matter is conceptual or hands-on/applied, in either classroom or distance education format. They will be expected to teach senior undergraduate courses in some of the following areas: networking, mobile computing, cyber security, parallel and distributed computing, computer organization and architecture, operating systems and systems programming. They will also be expected to teach graduate courses in their area of expertise.

Research Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate potential to build an internationally recognized, externally funded, outstanding research program that is interdisciplinary in nature, aligns with the Computational Sciences PhD degree program offered by the School, and expands or complements the School’s current research strengths. An established record of research is required, and must include recent research-based publications in top-tier venues.

Candidates with a postdoctoral experience, and current or past recipients of an NSERC or other government-funded research grant, postdoctoral fellowship, or doctoral scholarship will be favourably considered. Demonstrated experience supervising students or staff on research-oriented projects is also an asset, and an expectation of the job.

Service Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to provide service to the School, but also to the College, the University, and/or the research community at large.

About the School

The School of Computer Science is currently comprised of 22 faculty members, 8 staff and technicians, about 850 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students (MSc and PhD). It is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. The School offers two majors, Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as a three-year General Program. The honours majors are available with a Co-operative Education option. The MSc in Computer Science emphasizes both academic and applied research, and the PhD in Computational Sciences produces interdisciplinary scholars who are capable of tackling emerging problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc.

About Guelph

The City of Guelph, Ontario, is known for its educational and cultural life and has often been rated as one of the best cities to live in Canada. It is surrounded by rolling farmland, possesses an excellent public transit system and a wide variety of housing possibilities. The City is within easy driving distance of Metropolitan Toronto and recreational areas, from the Niagara wine region to Lake Huron and the ski hills of Collingwood.

Additional Information

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Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2017, with the hiring process continuing until the position is filled.Interested applicants must send a cover letter (explain why you believe you are a good fit for the position), a CV, a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, interests and experiences), and a research statement (including a summary of research achievements and a proposal for future research), all in one single PDF file (maximum size 10MB), to: faculty_jobs@socs.uoguelph.ca

Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide additional documentation including contact points for references, sample publications, a teaching portfolio with example lecture notes, slides, and supporting documents.

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

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.