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Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science)

University of Ottawa

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science As part of a major expansion of its academic and research programs in applied artificial intelligence, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track professor position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are looking for outstanding researchers with significant research experience focused on artificial intelligence in different fields such as medicine and healthcare, data analysis for business, engineering, law, etc. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on the foundations of AI. The candidate must have a computer science background.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor, although the rank of Full Professor will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research or professional work; c) supervision of graduate students; d) academic and professional service activities. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active nationally and internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, and participate in educational and professional activities including administrative duties.

Rank and Salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Engineering, salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $87,856 (as of May 1, 2021).

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.
Location of work: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. The University of Ottawa is located on the unceded territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of Canada’s capital, which provides world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top-ten research intensive universities, and the world’s largest English/French bilingual university. The Faculty of Engineering provides a learning environment that promotes excellence and innovation, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial design. Excellence and diversity in research are built on strong collaboration with industry and government research institutions, many of which are located in the nation’s capital. Current research strengths in Computer Science at the School of EECS include applied AI and data science, cybersecurity, algorithms, distributed computing and systems, text analysis and machine learning. Further information may be viewed on our web site, located at http://engineering.uottawa.ca/eecs/

Contact information: Dr. Claude D’Amours, EECS Director, Faculty of Engineering, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. cdamours@uottawa.ca Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 6208, fax: 613-562-5664

Skills requirements:
• Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent. Postdoctoral experience is considered an asset.
• Work experience: The successful candidates should possess a strong research background and a strong commitment to excellence both in teaching and research. The candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain an innovative, externally funded research program and to teach Computer Science courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Because the University of Ottawa is Canada’s premier bilingual university, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (French/English) and who are able to teach in both languages. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Application deadline: October 31, 2021. The application material consists of a CV, a detailed teaching and research statement along with the contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website at the following link: http://uottawa.njoyn.com/CL3/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=57566&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0921-1091&BRID=EX110045&SBDID=1&LANG=1
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.
According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.