Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Computer Science at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting May 2019. A PhD in Computer Science or related field is required at the time of appointment. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research and normal administrative responsibilities. Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience, as stipulated by the Collective Agreement. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The Department is looking for an expert in one of the following areas:

  • Machine Learning / Reinforcement Learning / Deep Neural Networks
  • Big Data / Data Science / Data Mining
  • High Performance Computing / GPU and TPU Architecture

Exceptional candidates in any area of Computer Science will be considered. A successful candidate is expected to teach in the areas of their expertise as well as fundamentals of Computer Science.

The Department is looking to increase its collaborations with other units of the University. Thus, interdisciplinary work and the potential to collaborate with current faculty members will be an asset. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching capabilities and to possess a strong research record with outstanding promise for future research.

Applications will be considered as long as the position is available, with full consideration being assured for those received by November 1st 2018. Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A description of their teaching interests, experiences, and philosophy
  • A description of research interests and academic goals
  • A maximum of three selected (p)reprints of publications.
  • A list of at least three references (including phone number and email address)

All material should be emailed with reference to position COSC-2018-001 to:

Dr. Minglun Gong, Head
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3X5

The Department currently has 22 tenured/tenure-track and 1 teaching-term faculty members. It supports B.Sc., BA, M.Sc., and PhD programs in Computer Science and collaborative graduate programs with other faculties. For further details, visit:

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the Province‚Äôs only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. St. John’s is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For more information, please visit:

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