Chair/Director Positions

Position Title / Rank: Director in the School of Computer Science

College: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Department: School of Computer Science

Deadline: December 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Please reference AD #17-73

Position Description:

The College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (CEPS) invites internal applications for the position of Director in the School of Computer Science.  The School consists of 23 Full time faculty & 2 Contractually Limited faculty who are active in Applied Modelling (AM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Distributed Computing (DC) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI); The school currently has 50 full time graduate students in M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs; 800 B.Comp students as well as 7.5 full-time staff.   

To be considered for this role, candidates must possess a PhD (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate success as an educator and researcher in a field related to the school’s programs and activities. Candidates should show evidence of a research program funded by tri-council agencies or from equally prestigious funding agencies outside of Canada and/or in-depth experience as an educator as evidenced by curricular innovation and peer-reviewed contributions or achievements in pedagogy.

The Director is responsible for the effective, efficient, and collegial operation of the School. As such, applicants should highlight their experience in human and financial resource management and show tangible evidence of their ability to engage faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing new initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will possess these attributes and provide evidence that they are a successful and collaborative leader with strong communications skills. We are looking for a leader with a vision that will set the stage for innovative research, learning, and teaching within the school and will be able to build effective relationships within the University of Guelph and with external groups.

The appointment will be for a five-year term, with the possibility of renewal for another five years.  The appointment will be tenured at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applications must include a detailed curriculum vitae, the names of at least three referees and a statement of interest in the position. The deadline date for applications is Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the Selection Committee:

Dr. Mary Wells,
Dean, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Chair of the Selection Committee
Science Complex Room 1314
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
Or by email to:

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.