Assistant Professor with specialization in Data Analytics, Machine Learning,Big Data & Related Areas

Kingston, Ontario (CA)
17 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing – 2 Tenure-track Faculty Positions 

Application deadline: February 15, 2018. However, the selection process will continue until the position is filled. 

The School of Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for two Tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Big Data and related areas. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. They are expected to play a major role in the delivery of the Data Analytics graduate and undergraduate programs at the School of Computing. The successful candidates are expected to be part of a Queen’s-wide Data Sciences cluster involving the Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Smith School of Business. They will also be involved in the planned Queen’s Data Analytics Institute with excellent opportunities for funding and collaboration.

The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidates will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates a record for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications in one of the foundational areas of Computer Science. A commitment to secure external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and ongoing dedication to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s programs are requirements for these positions. Ability to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings, course development and student supervision are required. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the School, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with a global reputation and is a recognized leader in Canadian higher education. The School of Computing has 22 full-time and 20 cross-appointed faculty, over 500 undergraduate students, and over 140 graduate students. The School offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Software Design, Biomedical Computing, Computing and Mathematics, Computing and the Creative Arts and Cognitive Science. The School also offers Master’s, and Doctoral programs in Computer Science.

Queen’s historic campus is located in the heart of the vibrant Kingston community in the Thousand Islands region of South Eastern Ontario. Queen’s is positioned centrally with respect to three major metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. However, the selection process will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as a single PDF, Attn: Chair of Faculty Search Committee at CSsearch@cs.queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to: 

Faculty Search Committee Chair
The School of Computing
557 Goodwin Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Chair of Faculty Search Committee at hiring.letters@cs.queensu.ca by the closing date of February 15, 2018.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in the School of Computing, at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca