Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Position ID:University of Toronto-Department of Computer Science-APCOGSCI [#8476]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Cognitive Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/05 (posted 2016/11/01, listed until 2017/05/01)
Position Description:    

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream appointment in the Department of Computer Science (51%) and University College (49%) in Cognitive Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2017.

We are interested in candidates in all areas of Computer Science and Cognitive Science that touch upon cognitive science in the broadest possible sense. We are especially interested in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional computing and cognitive science research topics and complement our existing strengths.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Cognitive science or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Evidence of excellence in research and teaching at the highest international levels is required. Excellence in research will be evidenced primarily by publications in top ranked field relevant journals, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences and strong reference letters by referees of top international stature. Teaching excellence will be demonstrated by awards and accolades, teaching accomplishments, as well as strong endorsements by referees.

Successful candidates are expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong, externally funded independent research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and to contribute to the enrichment of both undergraduate and graduate programs in the two departments.

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

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a departmental and a collegiate structure.

The Department of Computer Science is an international leader in computer science research and education, and has a long history of joint faculty appointments and collaborations with other units in the university, including being a founding member of the Cognitive Science program at University College. For more information about the Department of Computer Science see our website at www.cs.toronto.edu or contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu .

University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4500 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. The College‚Äôs Cognitive Science Program gives students the opportunity to explore the mind and its structures in an interdisciplinary context. For more information about the Cognitive Science program at University College see our website at www.uc.utoronto.ca/cognitive-science  or contact Cecille Sioulis at cecille.sioulis@utoronto.ca .

Applicants should apply online AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8476 , and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and research and teaching statements. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.

Review of applications will begin after December 5, 2016 but the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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

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

Further Info:
www.cs.toronto.edu
email
 
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
3303-10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
CANADA

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