Department of Computer Science

Category: 
Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Campus: 
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 11:59pm

Category: Multiple Faculty Positions

Campus: Thunder Bay Campus

Application Deadline:  Open until filled (review of applications will commence on September 20, 2022)

Reference #     SES-2022-23-06 (LTA) SES-2022-23-07 (tenure-track)

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for multiple tenure-track and limited-term (LTA) positions in the Department of Computer Science. The positions will commence on January 1,2023 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications for these multiple faculty positions are invited from outstanding candidates in Computer Science who have a strong research focus, with preferences in the following areas:

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Big Data
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cryptography and Computer Security and Privacy
  • Theory of Computation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing/Computer Graphics
  • Pattern Recognition

Applications with exceptional research in other areas will also be considered.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate an externally funded research program and contribute to the supervision of graduate students in our MSc Program and in our planned PhD Program in Systems and Computing. Candidates having a good publishing record in high impact journals and tier 1 conferences will be given preference. Additionally, candidates are expected to actively participate and support department activities. 

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates must also have a BSc in Computer Science enabling them to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses and demonstrate the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing discipline by incorporating new material. Prior teaching and post-doctoral experience as well as courses or certificates in teaching practice will be considered as an asset. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired.

The Department of Computer Science is a fast-growing department with a total of 13 full-time faculty members including two research chairs. Our faculty members are involved in various externally funded research programs.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery, Acting Chair, Department of Computer Science (e-mail: ses@lakeheadu.ca).  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/computer-science

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applications received by September 20, 2022 will receive full consideration.  Applicants should indicate their area of focus and if they wish their application to be considered for Tenure Track, LTA, or both positions. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #SES-2022-23-06 (LTA) and/or #SES-2022-23-07 (tenure track) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, a completed eligibility form (see below) and the names and contact information of three references.  A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application “Department of Computer Science Faculty Appointments" to:

Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery
Acting Dean Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
e-mail: applications.ses@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements. 

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8010 ext. 8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.