Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

Position ID:University of Alberta-Department of Computing Science-TENUREPROFS2016 [#8270]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Edmonton, Alberta T6G2E8, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Computational Science and Engineering / Natural Language Processing, Green and Sustainable Computing, Robotics, System Security
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/10/11, finished 2017/06/09, listed until 2017/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta invites applications for tenure-track Professor and (non-tenure-track) Research Professor positions at all levels.  Candidates with a strong research record in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in particular (but not limited to) Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Games, Visualization and Security, will be considered for this position.

 

According to csrankings.org the department is ranked #1 in Canada and averaged #3 in the world in terms of number of publications at top AI venues in the last 10 years, and it is also home to Amii (www.amii.ca), the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, formerly known as AICML.  It is noteworthy that the recent  Government of Canada budget included an investment of $125 million into a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy which features a major investment in research at the University of Alberta. According to the most recent Times Higher Education World University ranking, the department is ranked 3rd in Canada and 67th in the world and is home to 46 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and over 200 graduate students in its Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs.  The University of Alberta is home to over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Successful candidates will have strong communications skills  and demonstrate a commitment to highly effective graduate and undergraduate teaching.  They will establish their own funded research programs, supervise graduate students, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.  Strong potential for productive interactions with researchers in the department or in other disciplines at the University of Alberta will be considered an asset.  Finally, the candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the appointment date.    

 

Applicants are asked to submit the following (all files must be submitted in PDF format):

 

  • a full curriculum vitae,

  • a 1-2 page research statement which should (1) highlight contributions to their field of research, (2) present an overview of their  planned research program for ~5 years after initial appointment, and (3) describe how the candidate will interact, collaborate with and complement other researchers at the University of Alberta,

  • a 1-page teaching statement including their experience and interests, and

  • their most significant peer-reviewed published contribution to their field of research,

 

Each applicants must also ensure that three referees will submit (through the submission website) confidential reference letters about their accomplishments and their potential as an independent researcher.   

 

A successful candidate for the tenure-track professor position may be considered as a nominee for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in the Faculty of Science, if the appointment advances the strategic considerations of the Faculty of Science and the University of Alberta.   

 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications and all reference letters must be received by Dec. 1st, 2017; however, this competition will remain open until filled.   

 

For further information please email the Department Chair’s Executive Assistant at cs.ea@ualberta.ca (please use “AI Professor Position” as the email’s subject).

 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

 

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.



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:
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Dept of Computing Science (ATH 2-52)
Univ. of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G2E8
Canada

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