Career Opportunities

Data Science – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Assistant/Associate Professor)

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 5 May 2018 (Posted: 4 Apr 2018)
Organization/Organisation University of Victoria
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The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria is seeking applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Data Science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate has a PhD in Computer Science or a related field and is an exceptional emerging scholar in data science, machine learning or a related area. The expected starting date will be January 1, 2019 or a mutually agreed time.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field in which methods, algorithms, techniques and systems are used to extract knowledge or insights from vast amounts of data in a diverse array of applications. The core criteria for the successful candidate include demonstrated expertise in data science with strong potential to lead a high-quality innovative research program in data science that will attract outstanding highly qualified personnel and industrial collaborators. In addition to exceptional teaching expertise, the successful applicant will demonstrate potential leadership and vision for graduate and undergraduate programs, engaging in multidisciplinary data science applications in the Faculty of Engineering and across the UVic campus, while facilitating knowledge mobilization to the benefit of society. An asset criterion is having domain knowledge and experience in a strategic application area, such as intelligent cyber-physical systems, healthcare, biomedical systems, smart cities, cognitive computing, augmented reality, cyber security, or energy systems. The candidate will be expected to build collaborative and innovative joint initiatives with our faculty’s world class researchers.

In accordance with the regulations set out for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs-, Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the Institutional Programs Office at the University of Victoria for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Applicants should submit a CV, a 1-2 page research statement, a teaching statement, up to three selected relevant publications, and a list of four references including their addresses, emails and phone numbers. The research statement should summarize research achievements and propose future research that would be supported by the proposed CRC. The teaching statement should include a record of teaching interests and experiences.

Applications should be submitted at Please note you are asked to upload personal information to this service, which is provided as a convenience for you and your referees. The service stores its data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on If you do not wish to use this service, please email to request application submission instructions.

The closing date for applications is May 15, 2018.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruiting Committee Chair:

Dr. Ulrike Stege
Recruiting Committee Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada

Telephone: +1-250-472-5704




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