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Tenured /Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Ontario Tech University

Faculty of Science
Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Posting Date: July 6, 2021
Application Review Date: September 1, 2021

The Faculty of Science at Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), invites applications, from qualified individuals, for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computer Science. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field or have completed all of the requirements of their PhD by the date of appointment. The preferred areas of expertise to strengthen and complement our existing research programs are: programming languages and compilers; software development and analysis; systems (e.g., cloud computing, distributed, parallel, embedded and operating systems). We will, however, consider applicants in all areas of Computer Science who have demonstrated exceptional research and teaching potential.

Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs in response to the needs of students and the evolving 21st century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech’s globally-trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a successful and innovative externally-funded research program which supports peer-reviewed publications, training of graduate students at both masters and PhD level, and academic and industrial collaborations. The candidate will also be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and contributing to the continued development of these programs. Given Ontario Tech’s commitment to providing a technology-enhanced learning environment, we seek individuals who are interested to explore and develop effective pedagogical applications of technology in Computer Science education.

The Faculty of Science at Ontario Tech is non-departmental and embraces interdisciplinary collaboration. The Computer Science group, within the Faculty of Science, offers a vibrant and dynamic academic environment with a strong track record of research impact. The Computer Science BSc program includes specializations in Digital Media and Data Science as well as a co-op option. The Computer Science MSc and PhD are cross-Faculty programs supported by 20+ research faculty, including three Canada Research Chairs.
The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the collective agreement.

Ontario Tech is one of Canada’s newest public, research universities, with over 10,000 students at all levels of study. It is located in Oshawa, Ontario (population of approximately 160,000) and easily accessible from Toronto, Ontario by car and transit.

The Faculty of Science is interested in candidates who will proactively advance equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities, curriculum and teaching and can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a respectful work and learning environment at Ontario Tech.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021, but later submissions may be considered until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit, in an electronic format through the Ontario Tech website, an EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusiveness) statement, a formal letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of their teaching philosophy/interests/experience, a list of three potential referees, and an outline of their present and future research programs.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager or Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.