Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Machine Learning, AI, Internet Search, Database, Data Mining)

  • Full Time
  • Waterloo, ON
  • This position has been filled

Wilfrid Laurier University




The Physics & Computer Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialty in one of the following areas: machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet search, database, and data mining.  The position will begin January 1, 2023 and is subject to budgetary approval.  In exceptional cases, a candidate may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual with a passion for research and teaching who can provide content leadership for our graduate programs. The successful candidate will join a strong and supportive team of experienced faculty members, be involved in new curriculum development and teach a variety of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

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 are expected to have a PhD in Computer Science or closely related area. Candidates must have evidence of commitment to teaching, and creating a culture of inclusion as well as professional development and scholarship. The successful candidate will also be committed to departmental service through committee work.  Research interests with student involvement is preferred, putting a strong emphasis on serving as a mentor providing support for undergraduate and graduate research efforts.

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: Electronic submission of applications is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2022.

Applicants can learn more about the Department at

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  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

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 (, Dean of the Faculty of Science. Further information on the equity policy can be found at

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

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.

Laurier’s mandatory vaccination policy paused May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until further notice.

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

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit 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.

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