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Two positions in Software Engineering School of Computer Science University of Guelph

Posted by Tish on 10/12 at 03:06 PM


The School of Computer Science invites applications from outstanding individuals for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the area of Computer Science, with special emphasis on Software Engineering. The anticipated start date of the positions is Nov. 2, 2015. Successful candidates are expected to devote approximately equal time to research and to teaching within the School, as well as devoting time to service (see below).

The School seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members to support the Bachelor of Computing Major in Software Engineering. This is a Bachelor of Computing Degree, not a Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) qualification. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science. Candidates with a PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering may also be considered, but P.Eng. certification is not germane to these positions. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level are expected, but consideration will be given to qualified candidates at all levels.

Ideal candidates will have a combination of academic and applied background and be able to teach conceptual, as well as hands-on/applied subject matter, in both the classroom and one-on-one settings. Candidates must have research experience as evidenced by a publication record. Relevant industrial experience is also an asset. Ideal candidates are academics with industrial experience. Candidates should propose an independent research program that is interdisciplinary in nature to support the School’s new PhD Program.

Qualified applicants for these positions will be expected to teach core Computer Science undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program funded by external funding sources, and provide service to the School, University, and research community.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent research potential, as well as strong undergraduate teaching interest and ability, and will be expected to mentor graduate students and provide service within and external to the University. Relevant experience such as post-doctoral academic/industrial research experience may be considered an asset. Preference will be given to the candidates who will combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current interdisciplinary research strengths.

At present, the School is comprised of over 17 faculty members, 6 staff and technicians, 400 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students, but is expected to grow significantly in the next five years.

Teaching Requirements:
The candidates should be comfortable teaching any of the School’s first or second year courses, as well as the “Software Design” courses in the Software Engineering Major curriculum in either classroom or distance education format. Candidates with previous teaching experience should demonstrate a consistent record of high quality teaching based on formal teaching evaluations, and/or teaching awards. Junior candidates should provide evidence of mastery of the material of the first two years of the program, e.g., having had formal training in Computer Science, or experience serving as a teaching assistant for this material. Research Requirements: Candidates must have a consistent record of high quality, funded research, or strong evidence of the ability to create and acquire funding for such. Research should focus on some interdisciplinary line of work, and align with the proposed PhD in Computational Sciences offered by the School. Consideration will be given to candidates who have a record of submission and acceptance to high-quality peer reviewed journals and conferences. Candidates will also be evaluated based on their rate and consistency of research activity (i.e. peerreviewed publications, grant applications) during the completion of the PhD Degree and beyond. The candidates should present strong evidence of the ability or potential to establish an independent research career.

Service Requirements:
The candidates will champion the current Software Engineering Major by contributing to the vision of the Major, taking an active role in its management, and participating in curriculum development for the Major. These service requirements are in addition to other service activities.

Additional Information:
The City of Guelph is known for its educational and cultural life and has often been rated as one of the best cities to live in Canada. It is surrounded by rolling farmland, possesses an excellent public transit system and a wide variety of housing possibilities. The City is within easy driving distance of Metropolitan Toronto and recreational areas, from the Niagara wine region to Lake Huron and the ski hills of Collingwood.

Further information may be found at the following sites: uoguelph.ca/hr and socs.uoguelph.ca/job-postings

Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2015, with the hiring process continuing until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send (1) a CV, (2) a statement of teaching vision, and (3) a statement of interdisciplinary research and development vision, all in PDF format (maximum file size: 35MB), to the e-mail address below:

The Director,
School of Computer Science,
University of Guelph Guelph,
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Candidates selected for interview may be required to provide additional documentation including: contact points for three references, sample publications, a teaching portfolio with example lecture notes, slides, teaching philosophy, and supporting documents.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Positions are subject to final budgetary confirmation.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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