Professor in Computer Science

The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science of its Faculty of Science.

Renowned both nationally and internationally, the Université de Sherbrooke is firmly rooted in the community and fully committed to responding to society’s changing needs. Well beyond its primary mission of teaching and research, the University actively contributes to Quebec’s development and influence with its original approaches and openness to innovative partnerships.

The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution renowned for its human dimension, its innovative operating style and its partnering with professionals. The Université de Sherbrooke is host to more than 42,500 students (from

95 countries and territories worldwide), and another
11,000 students are registered at the University of the Third Age. There are 7,000 employees at the Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke is a university town nestled in the beautiful Eastern Townships of the Province of Quebec, close to the US border and just a short drive away from Montreal and Quebec City. The Université de Sherbrooke provides an exceptional quality of work and life environment.

The Computer Science Department offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels: three B.Sc. coop programs specializing in computer science, management information systems, and imaging and digital media sciences; two master’s programs, one in computer science with an AI track, the other in software engineering; and a Ph.D. program in computer science. The Department includes 19 professors actively involved in the following research areas: artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, health informatics, human-machine interface, imaging and digital media sciences, Internet of things, optimization, pervasive computing, security, formal methods, and theoretical computer science.

UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The University is committed to making a priority of these values as strategic factors of excellence. This commitment is stated in the University’s Plan d’action d’équité pour les programmes interorganismes (2017–2022).The University invites all qualified individuals to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities under the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi (PAEE). As a result, the selection tools can be adapted, with an assurance of complete confidentiality, to the needs of persons with disabilities who so request. The University also encourages individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES AND DUTIES

  • Teach at all graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Supervise graduate and doctoral students.
  • Develop fundamental and applied research activities.  Take part in university life.
  • Contribute to community service.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hold a Ph.D in a discipline deemed revelant.
  • Have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals of international standing, testifying to an excellent research record.
  • Demonstrate skills in establishing and maintaining good interpersonal relations, a sense of collaboration, and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstration of strong pedagogical abilities and the ability to supervise graduate students.
  • Post-doctorate experience, or the equivalent, would be an asset.

EXPERTISE

We are looking for a candidate specialized in artificial intelligence, more specifically within one of the following area of research:

  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence applied to medical imaging
  • Theoretical approaches of artificial intelligence
  • Optimization applied to artificial intelligence
  • Formal methods and artificial intelligence
  • Quantum computing and artificial intelligence
  • Data science
  • Planning and reinforcement learning

RESEARCH CHAIR

The aim of this proposal is to fulfill a Canada Reseach Chair or a CIFAR-Canada AI Chair. Depending on its experience and publication record, the candidate may be awarded a Tier 1 or Tier 2 chair (CIFAR or CRC). Only the candidates specialized in machine learning will be considered for the CIFAR chair. Also, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginals and disabled persons will be favored for the CRC Chair.

The chair holder will be strongly encourage to promote the ethical use of AI, to collaborate with the MILA lab at the Université de Montréal and to help developing the AI ecosystem in the province of Québec.

ANTICIPATED START DATE

Summer 2019 or depending on the availability of the selected candidate.

CANDIDATE APPLICATIONS

Review of applications will begin no later than February 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please also have a resume and two (2) letters of recommendation sent directly by the signatories, indicating the position requested, before 4 pm, on February 11, 2019 to the following address:

The Dean

Faculty of Science

Job posting 03477

Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1
E-mail: doyenne.sciences@usherbrooke.ca

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