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Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Computer Science (Professional Teaching Position)

Wilfrid Laurier University

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE


The Physics & Computer Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track professional teaching position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin July 1, 2024 and is subject to budgetary approval.
The Department of Physics and Computer Science is introducing a graduate Computer Science program at the Laurier Brantford campus. The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual with a passion for teaching computer science. The primary expectations of applicants will be demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and educational innovation. The successful candidate will also be expected to have a commitment to service to the University and the academic community, to scholarly and/or professional activity, and teaching responsibilities may be multicampus with course delivery at Waterloo, Brantford, and Milton campuses. For more information on Professional Teaching Positions at Laurier, please see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (http://www.wlufa.ca/the-agreements-2/the-agreements).
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Computer Science and the ability to teach a wide range of computer science courses. Responsibilities may include teaching up to six one-term courses in Computer Science. It is anticipated that most assigned courses will be at the graduate level.
Aligned with Laurier’s Action Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Indigeneity (https://www.wlu.ca/about/discover-laurier/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/index.html), the Department of Physics and Computer Science is strongly committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring process and consideration of candidates with lived experience. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse and equity-deserving groups including, but not limited to, individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) as well as those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and differently abled.

The Department is home to approximately 20 full-time faculty members researching and teaching in software development, data science, artificial intelligence and computer algorithms. The Department values collegiality, a collaborative approach to faculty interaction, and a supportive work environment. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Physics and Computer Science at https://students.wlu.ca/programs/science/physics-and-computer-science/index.html

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement of current and prospective research interests, copies of up to three publications, and contact information for a maximum of three academic referees. Applicants are encouraged to include statements in their cover letter that speak to their experience with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., scholarship, teaching, mentoring, lived experience). Submit applications to:

Dr. Chinh T. Hoang, Chair,
Department of Physics and Computer Science,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5,
email: pcschair@wlu.ca

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2024, at 11:59pm.

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 indigenous@wlu.ca. 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 equity@wlu.ca.

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 Ruth MacNeil, Senior Administrative Officer, Faculty of Science (rmacneil@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html

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 hr@wlu.ca.

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 Department Appointments and Promotion Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.