Faculty Cluster Hire – Five Professors (Theory of Computing/Data Science)

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenured or tenure-track appointment in Theory of Computation or Data Science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on experience – to commence July 1, 2022. There are five (5) positions available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in computer science or a closely related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence (depending on the rank of the appointment), in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in Theory of Computing broadly interpreted (including, but not limited to algorithms, complexity and cryptography) or Data Science broadly interpreted (including, but not limited to data mining and visualization, big data systems and natural language processing). Outstanding candidates from other areas of computer science may also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.

Successful candidates whose research is AI-related will also be supported in seeking affiliation with the Vector Institute in Toronto, one of the world’s premiere AI research centers.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre, as demonstrated by, for example: the research statement; a record of publications in significant journals and/or conferences in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and recommendations from referees of high standing. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through means such as: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the foremost academic and research departments in Canada with more than 60 faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs and research-intensive graduate degrees. For further information please visit http://eecs.lassonde.yorku.ca.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.

Founded in 1959 on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat, York University is Canada's third-largest university, and is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching institution. York is a vibrant and exceptionally diverse community of over 60,000 faculty, staff and students building their own unique paths to success in their chosen fields. York's community also includes over 325,000 alumni worldwide.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, York University has an established international reputation for inclusive excellence and is committed to social justice, equity, inclusivity, and diversity. As a modern, multi-campus urban comprehensive university with 11 Faculties and Schools and 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres, York is a vibrant intellectual community focused on the highest academic quality, outstanding teaching and learning and student experience, cutting-edge research, and engagement with local, national, and international communities. Home to one of the largest and most diverse student bodies in Canada, including 55,000 students, almost 18% of whom are international students (representing 172 countries), York University reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact eecsjoin@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form, which is included as part of the online application process.

Applicants should complete the online application process at https://apply.lassonde.yorku.ca/. Applications should include:

1) A cover letter (indicating the position and rank you wish to be considered for);

2) A detailed curriculum vitae

3) Statements of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development;

4) Three sample research publications.

The review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021, and for full consideration we need to have received your complete application materials by November 30, 2021.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Jennifer Massey at jmassey@kbrs.ca or Debra Clinton at dclinton@kbrs, or submit your application online at https://apply.lassonde.yorku.ca/. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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