Assistant Professor – Limited Term Appointment

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The Physics & Computer Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a three-year limited-term faculty position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialty in one or more of the following areas: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Data Mining and Big Data Management. The position will begin July 1, 2022 and is subject to budgetary approval.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual commitment to teaching, research and service. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Computer Science and the ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate computer science courses. Candidates must also have an active research portfolio that complements existing research in the department. We also welcome statements that speak to a candidate’s experience with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., scholarship, teaching, mentoring, lived experience).

Aligned with Laurier’s Action Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Indigeneity (https://www.wlu.ca/about/discover-laurier/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/index.html), the Department of Physics and Computer Science is strongly committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring process and consideration of candidates with lived experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse and equity-deserving groups including, but not limited to, individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) as well as those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and differently-abled.

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties.

The Waterloo Region is a growing ecosystem of more than 1,570 tech-related businesses. It is home to Canada’s largest tech, software, satellite and eLearning companies, and one of the world’s top producers of visual technology displays. The city of Waterloo is home to the Communitech Data Hub Center dedicated to collaboration and innovation in Data Science.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, copies of recent publications, a statement of current and prospective research interests, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to:

Dr. Chinh Hoang, Chair, Department of Physics & Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5
(email: pcs@wlu.ca).

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applicants should apply by January 31, 2022. Applicants can learn more about the Department at https://students.wlu.ca/programs/science/physics-and-computer-science/index.html

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving-groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Anthony Clarke (ajclarke@wlu.ca), Dean of the Faculty of Science. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Science office at chorsman@wlu.ca.

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee, and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University’s rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier’s website.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-apply/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

To apply for this job please visit careers.wlu.ca.

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