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Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track Position, Artificial Intelligence

Université Laurentienne

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Laurentian University is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Computer Science.

Applications are invited for an exceptional candidate in the area of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, effective July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will receive a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience in teaching and research. All specialties within the broadly defined area will be considered.

Laurentian University serves 9,400 students on its main campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province. Laurentian has been in a phase of steady growth, realizing more than $150M in capital investments over the past five years. These include the construction of the McEwen School of Architecture, the award-winning Vale Living with Lakes Centre, a new student residence, the modernization of classrooms and labs, completion of an Executive Learning Centre, an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre and a University Club. Most recently, in the fall of 2018, the University completed construction of the new $30 million Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.

Laurentian’s beautiful forested campus is surrounded by sparkling fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails. An Olympic-size swimming pool, rock-climbing wall and fully-equipped fitness centre are among the campus amenities enjoyed by students, staff, and faculty at Laurentian.

The university is situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major population centre (population 160,000). It is a friendly, diverse and multicultural city with a vibrant arts scene, the home of numerous festivals in all seasons, live music, theatre and literary events. Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB), Health Sciences North and two post-secondary partners, Collège Boréal and Cambrian College.


About the Position

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a four-year Bachelor of Computer Science along with specializations in Web Data Management and Game Design, a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Science in Mathematics along with a specialization in Actuarial Science, and a Master of Computational Sciences. The department also offers a variety of courses to serve other departments and schools within Laurentian University.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks innovative individuals with established records of both teaching and research. The candidate should demonstrate excellence in research and should provide evidence of teaching at the university level. Exceptional candidates who have obtained their PhD degrees recently may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and to participate in the administration of the department.

Essential Qualifications

All candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science with specialization in an AI-related field. Candidates should demonstrate research ability (scholarly publication record) plus teaching competency.

Application Requirements

Applications should include the following items:
• Complete and updated curriculum vitae;
• Letter of intent, clearly indicating area(s) of expertise;
• Summary of previous teaching experience;
• Summary of research interests (including future research at Laurentian);
• Scholarly publication record with samples of peer assessed publications;
• Portfolio of teaching samples (including hard copy and/or digital and/or publications);
• Names and full contact information for three referees (reference letters will be requested later in the process).

Applications should be sent as PDF files to vpap@laurentian.ca. Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding the computer science program or further information about the position should be directed to: Dr. Amr Abdel-Dayem, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Laurentian University, aabdeldayem@laurentian.ca.

University Policy

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University's bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. (https://laurentian.ca/bilingualism). The University has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. Information can be found at www.laurentian.ca. LU faculty members are part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are advised to consult the Collective Agreement at www.lufapul.ca.

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost for more information.

All qualified persons 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.