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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Health Sciences

University of Windsor

Position # 002017TT-2018-CS

The University of Windsor's School of Computer Science, in the Faculty of Science, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Health Sciences, commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School is seeking to complement its existing strengths and encourages applicants with demonstrated potential to build an internationally recognized, externally funded, exceptional research program in the areas related to Life Sciences, Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Machine Learning. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching, as well as interest in collaborating in all aspects of the academic unit. The applicant must show potential to become an innovative independent researcher and a leader in the field, capable of successful supervision of graduate students and teaching of graduate level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to excel at teaching and regularly update undergraduate courses in the field, as well as teaching a wider range of topics and levels as assigned. Undergraduate student supervision and advising are expected. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other faculty members from the School of Computer Science, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Schulich School of Medicine – Windsor Campus, the Faculty of Nursing, the Windsor Regional Hospital, the Windsor-Essex Cancer Center, and other related agencies. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to obtain external funding, and actively participate in the School’s activities. Professional and departmental/institutional services are also expected.

This tenure-track position aligns with new undergraduate and graduate programs and courses to be developed in the School of Computer Science and the Department of Biological Sciences. Machine Learning and Data Analytics research and development has experienced significant growth. We have a successful inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research group (the Windsor Cancer Research Group) involving faculty members from the School of Computer Science. The School of Computer Science also currently has strength in Bioinformatics, Cancer Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, and Machine Learning. We seek strong researchers to collaborate with the proposed Health Institute.

A PhD in Computer Science is required by the date of appointment. The applicant must demonstrate current knowledge and skills, and demonstrate a record of, or show potential for, excellence in research and teaching. A demonstrated research record should be supported by evidence such as recent high impact refereed publications, external grants, and any record of successful student supervision and research collaborations. A demonstrated teaching record supported by a recent teaching dossier, student evaluations, and record of course development and teaching are required. A potential for excellent teaching of a wide variety of computer science courses at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs is expected. The applicant should demonstrate an interest in collaborating in all aspects of an academic department, showing evidence where applicable of recent service record in the professional and departmental/institutional unit. Strong English communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

An established research record supported by individual or team grants; involvement in course and curriculum development; demonstrated record of high quality teaching with the ability to teach a wide range of courses; excellent teaching scores in North American institutions; demonstrated record of service to university, departmental communities, and also to professional and community organizations are preferred. Industry related experience and/or experience with successful industry funded projects are an asset.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
• three (3) samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
• graduate transcripts; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 17, 2017. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Director, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3714; Email: csdir@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.