Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science

  • Assistant professor
  • Oshawa

Website Ontario Tech University

Job posting: https://ontariotechu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/329?c=ontariotechu

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario and in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is a vibrant growing city, ideally located to enable collaboration with industry partners and other universities in Toronto and the surrounding area.  Our innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining our globally-trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Faculty of Science at Ontario Tech University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the rank of assistant professor, with a starting date as early as January 1, 2023 or July 1, 2023 (negotiable).

Applications from exceptional candidates in all areas of Computer Science will receive full consideration. We especially encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and other under-represented groups. Expertise in any of the following areas will be considered an asset: Computer Graphics and Digital Media, Human Computer Interaction (including immersive computing and VR research), Software Engineering, Machine Learning (especially with applications in Natural Language Processing), and Data Science.

Candidates should have obtained or be near completion of a PhD in Computer Science or related fields. Ideal applicants will be able to exhibit a strong academic background, a record of excellence in research, and evidence of or strong potential for effective teaching. In addition, candidates should possess excellent English language skills demonstrating an ability to ensure strong, two-way communications on an ongoing basis that contribute to collaborative/collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.

The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.

They will be expected to develop successful and innovative externally-funded research programs which support peer-reviewed publications, training of graduate students at both masters and PhD level, and academic and industrial collaborations. They will also be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and contributing to curriculum development. Given Ontario Tech’s commitment to providing a technology-enhanced learning environment, we seek individuals who are interested to explore and develop effective pedagogical applications of technology in Computer Science education.

The Faculty of Science offers a vibrant and dynamic academic environment with a strong track record of high impact research and innovative teaching. The Computer Science BSc (Honours) program includes specializations in Digital Media and Data Science as well as a co-op option.  The Computer Science MSc and PhD programs are cross-Faculty and are supported by over 20 research faculty, including three Canada Research Chairs.


This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association.  The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the  collective agreement.

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the university required all students, faculty, staff and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined by our mandatory vaccine directive. This directive was paused, effective May 1, 2022, but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts. All employees of the university will be expected to comply with the requirements of this directive.

The university recognizes faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is available. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

To apply for this job email your details to ken.pu@uoit.ca

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