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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Computer Science *3 Positions Available

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 26 Feb 2019 (Posted: 21 Dec 2018)
Organization/Organisation Brock University
Email/Courriel bross@brocku.ca
Website/Site Internet https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Tenure-Track---Computer-Science_JR-1001858

Details/Détails

This position is part of the BUFA (Employee Group)

Careers are Built at Brock.

As a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara, Brock University offers unique opportunities in leadership, teaching, research, student support services, and administration. We have a history of developing the strength and career potential of our employees.

We are on the cusp of something new and exciting. We are launching into our next 50 years and are looking for people with passion, energy, and a strong desire to help our students achieve their goals.

Experience Brock, experience success.

Experience the Benefits of Working at Brock.

Learning and career development are natural elements of an academic environment. At Brock, career development is ingrained in our culture. On average, 45- 60% of our staff position hires are a result of internal movement**. Our Senior Leadership, Staff, and Faculty help drive our collaborative culture. Learn more about how our employees feel about their employment experience at Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca/careers/testmonials.

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Post End Date:

Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .

February 26, 2019

About the position

The Department of Computer Science at Brock University invites applications for three (3) probationary tenure-stream positions as Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2019. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Each successful candidate will be expected to engage in a program of research, teach courses, supervise student theses and practica, participate in the affairs of the program, and fulfill service commitments to the program and the university. A successful applicant should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including an interest in teaching foundational and core computer science.

Applicants must hold a recently completed Ph.D. in Computer Science.  Applicants must provide evidence of successful research in the one of the following 3 fields of research: (1) Artificial Intelligence: machine learning, neural networks and deep learning, representation and reasoning, computer vision, and applications in bioinformatics, health informatics, and scientific computing. (2) Data science: data security, big data, databases, data visualization. (3) Software systems: software engineering, computer gaming, networks, security. Applicants whose research diversifies the department’s current research strengths in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Notes

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the contact information for 3 academic references, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) If required, supplemental application information can be sent to search2019@cosc.brocku.ca.

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries should be directed to Brian Ross, Department Chair, bross@brocku.ca. We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all interested candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.

About the department

Faculty members in the Department pursue research in many areas of computer science, as well as transdisciplinary research. We offer an MSc in Computer Science degree, that has thesis and project streams. Planning is at an advanced stage for a future Ph.D. degree program offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department offers degree programs for four-year BSc honours, major, Co-op honours, and combined honours with various other disciplines. The department partners with other departments, faculties and institutions to offer cross-disciplinary honours programs in Computing and Business (Faculty of Business), Computing and Solid-State Device Technology (Physics), Computing and Network Communications (Sheridan College), Game Programming (Interactive Arts and Science and Niagara College). The Department also provides a minor in Applied Computing. More information about the Department is available at www.cosc.brocku.ca.

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/39939. Please advise:

Patricia Mosca
Manager, Talent Acquisition
pmosca@BrockU.CAto ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca

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