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Probationary (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Computer Science – Databases

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 1 Dec 2018 (Posted: 1 Oct 2018)
Organization/Organisation Western University
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The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Western Ontario is pleased to announce a search for a probationary (tenure-track) position in databases at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be 01 July 2019.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have made fundamental advances in databases and data management, particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, management of larger heterogeneous datasets, data management for streaming data, data management in parallel and high performance computing applications. The successful candidate must demonstrate an outstanding record of research productivity in the form of publications in high-impact peer reviewed journals and conferences, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements as appropriate for their career path and stage. Applicants must demonstrate that they are well-positioned to apply successfully for external funding in both the public and private sectors as evidenced by their current success at funding and/or their potential for future partnerships detailed in their research plan. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science and to develop new courses in their area at the undergraduate and graduate levels in core computing disciplines and interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate also must demonstrate their ability to attract and train graduate and undergraduate research students.

The Department of Computer Science is a research-intensive department in Western’s Faculty of Science, with both undergraduate and graduate programs. Established research areas within the Department include algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, distributed systems & networks, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department has strong ties to industry and strongly encourages and supports participation in interdisciplinary research. The Department jointly offers an undergraduate data science program and a professional Masters program in data analytics with the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Science and is in the processing of establishing a collaborative Masters program in Artificial Intelligence. Research is supported by the high performance computing facilities of SHARCNET and the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP)

This position is one of the significant investments Western Science is making in large-scale data analytics and management. As part of this investment Western Computer Science has recently hired a Western Research Chair in Cyber-Physical Systems and a Western Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience. The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering are looking to building upon their current strengths to become a center of IoT, networking and digital services. There are many opportunities to participate in collaboration with researchers in different applications domains including advanced manufacturing, autonomous systems, and cyber-physical systems.

With a full-time enrollment of about 35,000 students, Western University is a large, research-intensive university with a full range of academic and professional programs. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see

Applicants are asked to complete the form available at Form.pdf and submit it along with: i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vitae, iii) a brief description of the candidate’s current research program, past accomplishments and future plans, iv) links to representative publications, v) Teaching statement, and vi) the names and contact information of three references to:

The University of Western Ontario
Middlesex College Building, Rm. 355
1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7
t. 519.661.3566
f. 519.661.3515

Dianne McFadzean
Department of Computer Science,
Western University,
London, Ontario N6A 5B7

Consideration of applications will begin on Dec 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact

Dianne McFadzean
Department of Computer Science,
Western University,
London, Ontario N6A 5B7


The University of Western Ontario
Middlesex College Building, Rm. 355
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario Canada N6A 5B7


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