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

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceYork University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Interactive Systems or Human Computer Interaction at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence on or after July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in computer science or other closely related field is required by the start date, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching.

Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of Human-Computer Interaction research, with a focus on human-centered computing that is contextualized in its social and cultural milieu. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in value-based approaches to HCI (e.g., participatory design, emancipatory design, value-sensitive design, etc.), and in emerging modes of HCI knowledge production (as connected to the epistemological shifts within HCI, such as critical technical practice, intersectional approaches, standpoint approaches). The successful candidate will have a clearly articulated program of research that demonstrates the application of these expertise and approaches, in research area(s) such as: ubiquitous and pervasive computing; ambient interfaces; tangible embedded, and embodied Interaction; collaboration, learning, and communication systems; or affective interfaces. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approaches to research and/or teaching.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of excellence, as demonstrated by, for example: the 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 and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching the core courses in our undergraduate digital media program will be provided through such means as: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University in Toronto is one of the foremost academic and research departments in Canada with more than 60 faculty members, offering 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

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

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 Professor Melanie Baljko, Chair of the Search Committee at

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), Aboriginal (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 by 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.

You should complete the online application process at Include a cover letter (indicating position you wish to be considered for), a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three sample research publications. Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees.  For full consideration, we need to have received your complete application materials by March 31, 2021.