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Associate Professor or Professor in Computer Science

Queen's University

Faculty Position in Computing
Queen’s University
January 2021

The School of Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The preferred start date for the appointment is January 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline. A strong record of post-secondary teaching, curriculum development, and/or other relevant leadership experience are required. Experience in securing external research funding would be an asset. The candidate will build on and extend the School’s existing research strengths in smart infrastructures and cyber-physical systems.

The main criteria for selection are: (i) a genuine, demonstrated commitment to academic and teaching excellence in a post-secondary computing education environment and; (ii) a capacity for research in a field related to computer science. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, service and administration and research or scholarship. Support for course development and delivery as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning will be provided to the successful candidate by the Faculty of Arts and Science and through the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Qualified candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:
• work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-focused environment;
• contribute to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the QSC programs, including on-line and professional programs; and
• provide effective service contributions to the School, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University and the broader community.

The Queen’s School of Computing (QSC), an international leader in learning and discovery is seeking a candidate that can play a pivotal role in the re-thinking of our curriculum for the delivery of hybrid (online/on-campus) degrees in Computing, as well as the re-imaging of the future of an academic department in a virtual world.

The School of Computing has 35 full-time and 20 cross-appointed faculty, over 600 undergraduate students, and over 130 graduate students. The School offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Software Design, Biomedical Computing, Computing and Mathematics, Computing and the Creative Arts and Cognitive Science. The School also offers Master’s, and Doctoral programs in Computer Science.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.
Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified above);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
• a statement of research interests; and
• the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted on or before October 7, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as a single PDF, Attn: Chair of Faculty Search Committee at cssearch2020@cs.queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Faculty Search Committee Chair
The School of Computing
557 Goodwin Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

Applicants should arrange for ***THREE*** letters of recommendation to be sent directly by their three selected referees to the Chair of Faculty Search Committee at refletter2020@cs.queensu.ca by the closing date of October 7, 2020. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The University will provide support throughout the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodations that take into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in the School of Computing at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.