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Tenure Track, Department of Computer Science

Lakehead University

Department of Computer Science
Category: Multiple Faculty Positions
Campus: Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline:Open until filled (review of applications will commence on June 15, 2023)

Reference #: SES-2022-23-07 (tenure-track) and SES-2023-24-01 (tenure-track) and SES-2023-24-02 (tenure-track) and SES-2023-24-03 (tenure-track)

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in the Department of Computer Science. The positions will commence on August 1, 2023 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications for these multiple faculty positions are invited from outstanding candidates in Computer Science who have a strong teaching and research focuses, with preferences in the following areas:
● Machine Learning and Deep Learning
● Big Data
● Natural Language Processing
● Cryptography and Computer Security and Privacy
● Theory of Computation/Algorithm Optimization
● Human Computer Interaction
● Computer Vision and Image Processing
● Computer Graphics
● Software Engineering
● Pattern Recognition
● Mobile Computing
● Health Informatics
● Game Programming
● Cloud Computing
● Databases
● Operating Systems/Computer Architecture
● Ethical Issues in Computer Science

Applications with exceptional research in other related areas will also be considered.

The successful tenure-track candidate is expected to initiate an externally funded research program and contribute to the supervision of graduate students in our MSc Program and in our planned PhD Program in Systems and Computing. Candidates having a good publishing record in high impact journals and tier 1 conferences will be given preference. Additionally, candidates are expected to actively participate and support departmental activities and services.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates are expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and demonstrate the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing discipline by incorporating new material. Prior teaching and post-doctoral experience as well as courses or certificates in teaching practice will be considered as an asset. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired.

The Department of Computer Science is a fast-growing department with a total of 10 full-time faculty members including one faculty-based research chair. Our faculty members are involved in various externally funded research programs.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Our campuses are located in Thunder Bay on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and in Orillia on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, and Rama First Nation. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses and is committed to a relationship with Métis and Inuit and First Nations peoples. Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Hosam El-Ocla, Acting Chair, Department of Computer Science (e-mail: Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by June 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # SES-2022-23-07 or SES-2023-24-01 or SES-2023-24-02 or SES-2023-24-03 should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery
Acting Dean Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8010 ext. 8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.