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Full Professor (Tenure-Track), Computer Science

University of British Columbia Okanagan

University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus
Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Computer Science - Full Professor (tenure track) (JR146)

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the rank of Full Professor. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in artificial intelligence and/or data science (especially in AR/VR/MR), though strong candidates with specialties in closely related areas of Computer Science will be given full consideration. The ideal candidate is expected to lead interdisciplinary data science research activities on the campus and will have the ability to integrate with existing research expertise in the department and to engage in applied research in collaboration with industry and other non-academic partners. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field and will become a member of the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics https://cmps.ok.ubc.ca/. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2021, although the exact start date is negotiable.

Candidates will demonstrate evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment. The successful candidates will teach in their core area of research as well as other related courses and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence. Our department strongly believes in quality teaching and engaging student experiences. Candidates will have a competitive record of scholarly contributions in their respective field of research, and the ability to establish a strong externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum, supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary department of more than 40 faculty members with deep strength in optimization and with growing research clusters in astrophysics, data science, machine learning, and medical physics, as well as active engagement in the scholarship of teaching. The Department is home to the Centre for Optimization, Convex Analysis and Non-Smooth Analysis https://ocana.ok.ubc.ca/ as well as the Medical Physics and Data Analytics Cluster https://mpdac.ok.ubc.ca/, and it is in the process of affiliating with the Banff International Research Station http://www.birs.ca/.

The Department is housed in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science which contains both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, go to https://science.ok.ubc.ca/.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in nine faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, the campus offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: https://hr.ubc.ca/careers-and-job-postings/relocation-services/relocating-kelowna.

As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/. Candidates are expected to support UBC Okanagan’s commitments to Indigenous engagement.

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC Okanagan is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of our community. We ask that all applicants complete a voluntary survey (link to survey) that will help us to assess the effectiveness of our efforts to reach a broad group of potential applicants.

How to Apply: Applications are submitted online at https://hr.ubc.ca/careers-and-job-postings/faculty-careers (JR146) and should include:

• a cover letter clearly indicating position to which the candidate is applying
• a curriculum vitae
• statement of research interests
• a statement of teaching philosophy
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching/course evaluations)
• the names of three referees who can be asked to submit letters of reference.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. W. John Braun at john.braun@ubc.ca. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Computer Science Full Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is January 5, 2021. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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