Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Computer Science

Position ID:Memorial University of Newfoundland-Department of Computer Science-AP [#18394, F01235]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X7, Canada
Subject Area: Computer Science / Systems
Appl Deadline:2021/05/03 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/03/31, listed until 2021/05/03)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Computer Science at Memorial University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 1st, 2021. A PhD in Computer Science or related field is required at the time of appointment. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and normal administrative responsibilities. Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience, as stipulated by the Collective Agreement. The positions are subject to budgetary approval. 

 The Department is looking for individuals with expertise in these areas:
• Systems (including candidates doing research in areas such as computer architecture, operating systems, and computer hardware) 
• Theoretical computer science (including candidates doing research in areas such as complexity theory, data structures, algorithms, automata, formal languages, and semantics).

Exceptional candidates in other areas of Computer Science will also be considered. Applicants are expected to possess a strong research record with outstanding promise for future research, and demonstrate excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching capabilities. A successful candidate is expected to 1) conduct high impact research, producing quality publications and building a well-funded research program; and 2) teach in the area(s) of their expertise, as well as fundamentals of Computer Science. 

Applications received by May 3rd, 2021 will be considered. Applicants should submit the following materials: 
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Description of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy 
• Description of research interests (indicating the corresponding research area from the list in this ad) and academic goals 
• Maximum of three selected (p)reprints of publications 
• List of three referees with full contact information and email address. 
All material should be emailed with reference to positions F01235-2021-5/F01600-2021-2/F03944-2021-4 in two pdf attachments: Attachment 1 should include CV, teaching statement, research statement, and list of three referees with full contact information and email address; and Attachment 2 should include three selected (p) reprints of publications. The filenames of the attachments should contain the last name of the applicant.

Dr. Yuanzhu Chen, Head 
 Department of Computer Science 
 Memorial University of Newfoundland 
St. John's, NL, Canada, A1B 3X5 

 The Department currently has 16 tenured/tenure-track and two teaching-term faculty members. The Department supports B.Sc., BA, M.Sc., and PhD programs in Computer Science and collaborative graduate programs with other faculties. For further details, visit  

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For more information about Memorial, please visit

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