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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a Professorial Stream tenure-track position in Computer Science to commence on or soon after July 1, 2022. There are three (3) positions available. One position is at open rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, depending on experience – and two positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicants will be based at York’s new Markham Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and will become members of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between the appointment date and the opening of the campus, the appointees will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Campus.

York University’s Markham Campus ( offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focusing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines, and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic management needs by providing transferable 21st-century skills that are at the core of future economic and community development in Markham, York Region, and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.

These positions will support the development of two new programs. One program has a significant focus on work-integrated learning and non-traditional delivery in digital technologies. The other is concentrated on an experiential-learning-centric and community-based computer science program with a focus on software development. Successful candidates whose research is AI-related will also be supported in seeking affiliation with the Vector Institute in Toronto, one of the world’s premiere AI research centres.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science (or related field), with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in computer science and will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in software development, cloud computing, cybersecurity, or data science.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of excellence of a recognized international calibre, as demonstrated by, for example: a research statement; a record of publications in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and recommendations from referees of high standing. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University has more than 60 faculty members and offers a range of undergraduate programs and research-intensive graduate degrees. For further information please visit

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. Further information is available at

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York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.

Applicants should complete the online application process at Include a signed letter of application outlining professional experience (indicating the position for which you wish to be considered), a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, statements of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, and three sample research publications. Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees. The review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021, and for full consideration we need to have received your complete application materials by November 30, 2021.