Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Theoretical Computer Science
Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
McMaster University, Department of Computing and Software
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.
McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering invites applications for five tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Software; however, exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. The positions will be located on the main university campus to begin on July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
While applicants in all areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering are encouraged to apply, the Department plans to hire some applicants specifically in the area of Theoretical Computer Science. Applicants specializing in subareas such as algorithms, data structures, computational complexity, parallel and distributed computation, probabilistic computation, quantum computation, automata theory, combinatorial algorithms, cryptography, program semantics and verification, computational geometry, and computational number theory and algebra, would help address identified needs within the Department.
The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related discipline, by the time of the appointment. The applicant must also demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and a willingness and ability to contribute to the department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as university-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities. Research excellence will be reflected in successful mentoring of graduate students and particularly doctoral students, extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. They will also be expected to foster existing collaborations and initiate news ones within their department and with other departments and faculties.
The Department of Computing and Software is one of the top departments for Computer Science and Software Engineering in Canada. We have 27 faculty members with expertise in computer systems, software engineering, theoretical computer science, security, privacy, machine learning, data analytics, scientific computing, and bioinformatics. The department mentors over 1400 undergraduate students in three programs: computer science, software engineering, and mechatronics engineering. It also mentors more than 120 graduate students in masters and doctoral programs in computer science and software engineering.
McMaster Engineering has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. With over 180 faculty members who mentor approximately 6,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students, about half of whom are doctoral students, we have earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and high impact research and innovation. Discover more of what McMaster Engineering and the Hamilton area have to offer academic professionals and their families by reviewing our Information Guide highlighting our research excellence, family-friendly resources and rich local culture. Opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth are also made available through our Faculty’s Fireball Academy and the MacPherson Institute.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengths our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey as part of the application process. It takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to email@example.com.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Engineering at 905-525-9140 ext. 24900 to communicate accommodation needs.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following materials through the University’s electronic portal: https://careers.mcmaster.ca/psp/prepprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=41830&PostingSeq=1
www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/[Job Opening # 41830]:
Department of Computing and Software
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L7
• a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable, research statement including a selection of research publications, and a statement on teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);
• a brief statement describing the contributions you have made or plan to make to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service in academic, professional or community contexts (2-page maximum);
• the names of at least three referees; letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.
Complete applications that are received by January 30, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2022 is preferred. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
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