CRC in Computer Vision

York University

Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision (Tier 1)

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the area of Computer Vision, preferably at the Full Professor level,  to commence no later than July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. The Department offers programs in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Digital Media.

This position will attract a highly-successful research leader with an established and innovative program of research and teaching in computer vision. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with existing researchers in related areas within the department and to build linkages to other faculty hires related to vision research across the university, including participation and membership in York’s internationally recognized Centre for Vision Research. Tier 1 CRC Chairs are research-intensive faculty positions providing the chair holder with an exceptional opportunity to grow their research program through prioritization on research and access to infrastructure funding. The awards have seven-year terms, are renewable and are intended for exceptional established researchers who have acknowledged leadership in their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at

York University offers a world-class, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural city. York is a centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students.

Applicants should visit to complete the online application process, ensuring that they provide all of the information required:  a cover letter, detailed CV, statements of contribution to research and teaching, links to scholarly work and three signed reference letters. Applications must be received by November 30, 2015.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.