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Assistant Professor in Computer Science – 2 Positions

University of Guelph

The School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, with earliest start date of November 1, 2024.


Education and Background
At the time of appointment, candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field. Those with previous academic experience, including post-doctoral or prior academic appointments will be considered an asset. Relevant industrial experience will also be taken into consideration.

The successful candidate should have remarkable scholarship in Computer Science with demonstrated impact. The candidate must propose an independent and fundable scholarship program in their Scholarship Statement and demonstrate their ability to conduct innovative scholarship that complements the school’s current scholarship strengths. Preference will be given for those candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests complement our existing strengths.

The candidate must have a keen interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. They must demonstrate their ability to teach university-level courses that align with their background. They should be capable of teaching core computer science undergraduate courses at all levels and graduate courses related to their scholarship area. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in supervising students and/or staff on scholarship-oriented projects.

Evidence of community engagement is crucial, such as organizing conferences, participating in outreach, volunteering, or being involved in student clubs or councils. Such evidence demonstrates the candidate's ability to provide service to the School, University, and research community.


The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized scholarship program and secure external funding from tri-council agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) or similarly prestigious funding agencies. They will also be expected to supervise graduate students in the current MSc and PhD programs. The candidate will typically teach three courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 80% of their time will be divided equally between scholarship and teaching, with the remaining 20% for providing service to the School, College, University, and scholarship community at large.

School of Computer Science
As of Fall 2023, the School of Computer Science has 1,023 undergraduate students enrolled across its three undergraduate programs and 112 graduate students in its four graduate programs. It is currently experiencing a growth cycle in both undergraduate and graduate enrollments. The School is currently supported by 27 faculty members and 11 staff members.

University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about 90 km west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a collective purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that collective purpose in every experience associated with our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on September 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a Teaching Statement (including teaching philosophy, interests, experiences, and course evaluations if available); (4) a Research Statement (including a summary of research achievements and a proposal for future research and funding plan); and (5) names and complete contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Minglun Gong
Professor and Director
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbors as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.