EECS - Computer Science - Professorial Stream, Open Rank (African Heritage)

Computer Science

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 in any field of computer science related to the Department’s activities to apply for a professorial stream tenured or tenure-track appointment at an open rank – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending on experience – to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

A PhD in computer science or a closely related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence (depending on the rank of the appointment), in research and in teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre, 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, as well as undergraduate teaching, 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 will be provided through means such 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 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 http://eecs.lassonde.yorku.ca.

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 http://lassonde.yorku.ca/

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 Richard Hornsey, Chair of the Search Committee at Richard.hornsey@lassonde.yorku.ca.

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs  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.

You should complete the online application process at this link. Include a cover letter (indicating position, and the rank you wish to be considered for), a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of contribution to research, teaching, and curriculum development, three sample research publications. We will start reviewing complete applications on November 15, 2020.  For full consideration, we need to have received your complete application materials by November 30, 2020.