EECS Assistant Professor (Robotics/ML)

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth and atmospheric science. This $250 million initiative includes hiring 100 new faculty and staff, expanding the student body by 1500, and fostering an inclusive and diverse culture committed to advancing gender parity. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Computer Science, to commence July 1 2017. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a particular research focus and ability to teach in Robotics or Machine Learning, although exceptional applicants in other areas of computer science will be considered.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science, or a closely related field, and a research record commensurate with rank.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The successful candidate will have the ability to participate in new or existing partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions, and promise of expertise and leadership in scholarly research and in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University is one of the leading academic and research departments in Canada with over 53 research-active faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Digital Media, Computer Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering, as well as research intensive MSc, MASc and PhD degrees.  Further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering, with departmental link for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can be found at http://eecs.lassonde.yorku.ca/

Applicants should complete the online application process at https://lassonde.fluidreview.com/.  A complete on-line application shall include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three sample research publications, the names and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters.  Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2016.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.  York University is an Affirmative Action employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program, which applies to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/ 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.