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Assistant Professor in Computer Science - Two Teaching-Focused Positions

University of Guelph

The School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for two (2) tenure-track teaching-focused positions at the Assistant Professor level. The start date is expected to be July 1, 2021.

School of Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is currently comprised of 25 faculty and 11 staff members. It offers high quality education to about 900 undergraduate and 50 graduate students.

The School offers two undergraduate majors, Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as a three-year General Program. The honours majors are available with a Co-operative Education option. The MSc in Computer Science emphasizes both academic and applied research. A new course-based Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) program admitted the first cohort in September 2019. The PhD in Computational Sciences produces interdisciplinary scholars who are capable of tackling emerging problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc. A more traditional PhD in Computer Science degree program is also being developed for starting in September 2021.

The School is also an active partner for the University of Guelph’s Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI), which is one of ten AI Master’s Programs recognized by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. In February 2019, the Collaborative Specialization in Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) was opened to Master’s students in Computer Science.

Qualifications

Education and Background
Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment. Successful candidates must demonstrate both strong commitment for postsecondary teaching and capability for conducting independent research. Prior academic experience is an important asset.

Scholarship
Candidates should demonstrate capacity for conducting research in Computer Science and Computer Science Education. Experiences in teaching graduate courses and/or supervising graduate students are valued.

Teaching
Candidates should have strong undergraduate teaching interest, experience teaching large undergraduate courses, and demonstrated ability for supporting our Bachelor of Computing degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering. They must demonstrate supervision experience (students, staff) on research-oriented projects.

Service
Candidates should provide evidence of community engagement, within academic and/or other communities, such as student club or student council, participation in outreach, volunteering, etc., that is indicative of being able to provide service to the School, University, and research community.

The successful candidates are expected to have 70% of Distribution of Efforts on teaching, which maps to at least 5 courses per year, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are expected to devote the remaining 30% of DoE to research and to provide service to the School, College, and University.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin May 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following as a single PDF file: (1) a Cover Letter; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a Teaching Statement (including teaching philosophy, interests, experiences, and course evaluations if available); (4) a Research Statement (including a summary of research achievements and a proposal for future research and funding plan); and (5) names and complete contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Minglun Gong
Professor and Director
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: facultyjobs@socs.uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.