Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Engineering focusing on Artificial Intelligence

College: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: November 1, 2019
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Please reference AD #19-62

Position Description:

In December 2018, the University of Guelph launched the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI). CARE-AI’s mission is to advance multidisciplinary AI training, research and the responsible application of AI to foster economic growth and improve life.

The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) affiliated with CARE-AI. The successful candidate is expected to engage with CARE-AI, contributing to one or more of its three core pillars: AI methodologies; AI applications; and AI responsibility. All areas of AI will be considered, including but not limited to explainable and responsible AI, AI with humans in the loop, machine learning (including deep learning and reinforcement learning), ubiquitous AI, scalability and optimization, as well as subareas targeting specific applications such as healthcare, education, robotics, or the physical and social sciences and hardware architectures for deep learning.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in computer or electrical engineering and have earned a doctorate in computer engineering or a related field; have an outstanding research and publication record, and have teaching experience at the university level. Post-doctoral academic/industrial research experience is desired. Preference will be given to the candidate who will combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario within five years of hiring is a requirement of this position.

The successful candidate is expected to have or develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program, and to secure external funding from tri-council agencies or other equally prestigious funding sources. They will be expected to teach core computer engineering undergraduate courses and graduate courses related to one or more of the pillars of CARE-AI, and provide service to the University and the engineering profession.

The University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present, the School is comprised of over 55 faculty members, 25 staff and technicians, 1700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on June 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching vision; (4) a statement of research vision and (5) contact information for five references. Please state in the subject line the position title you are applying for and the position reference number #0126-168. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

The Director
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: soe.facultyhiring@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we 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.

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