University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science

Position ID:UofT-Department of Computer Science-UTSCDS [#17769]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Distributed Systems
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Distributed Systems
Appl Deadline:2021/01/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/10, listed until 2021/01/28)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Distributed Systems. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate a strong record of excellence in research and teaching at the highest international levels. We seek candidates working in any aspect of Distributed Systems. We seek exceptional candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths, see The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.


Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of top international stature.


Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. 


Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.  


The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. It is an international leader in Computer Science research and education. The successful candidate will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, and to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Computer Science,


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is competitive with our North American peers. 


All qualified applicants are invited to apply online through AcademicJobsOnline at Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.


For questions about the position, please contact: and for more information about our department, please see our website


Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2021, and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then, however the position will remain open until January 28, 2021.


Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the U of T platform will NOT be considered for this position. 

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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
40 St.George Street, Rm. 4244
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

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