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Professorial and Teaching Stream Roles, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Employer: York University, Lassonde School of Engineering

Closing Date: 30/11/2021

Location: Toronto, ON

Job Description:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the following Professorial and Teaching Stream positions:

Computer Science – Professorial Stream (1 Open Rank + 2 Assistant Professors) – Markham Campus
Computer Science – Teaching Stream (3 positions) – Markham Campus
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.

Electrical Engineering/Software Engineering – Professorial Stream (4 Open – Assistant/Associate/Full Professors)
These positions will specialize in one or more of the following areas: Software engineering (all areas), Power engineering (electric power and energy systems with preference for control in power applications), or Biomedical engineering (medical devices, or biological signal processing with emphasis on energy-efficient hardware implementation).

Engineering First Year – Teaching Stream (1 position) – Markham Campus
These positions will support the first year Engineering curriculum at Markham in the broad area of electrical and computer engineering. This appointment will be responsible for the delivery of the engineering first year courses taught by the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Theory of Computation or Data Science (5 Assistant/Associate Professors)

These positions will focus on Theory of Computing broadly interpreted (including, but not limited to algorithms, complexity and cryptography) or Data Science broadly interpreted (including, but not limited to data mining and visualization, big data systems and natural language processing).

Where noted, 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 (https://www.yorku.ca/markham/) 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 fulfill 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.

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/.

Founded in 1959 on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat, York University is Canada’s third-largest university, and is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching institution. York is a vibrant and exceptionally diverse community of over 60,000 faculty, staff and students building their own unique paths to success in their chosen fields. York’s community also includes over 325,000 alumni worldwide.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, York University has an established international reputation for inclusive excellence and is committed to social justice, equity, inclusivity, and diversity. As a modern, multi-campus urban comprehensive university with 11 Faculties and Schools and 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres, York is a vibrant intellectual community focused on the highest academic quality, outstanding teaching and learning and student experience, cutting-edge research, and engagement with local, national, and international communities. Home to one of the largest and most diverse student bodies in Canada, including 55,000 students, almost 18% of whom are international students (representing 172 countries), York University reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

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 eecsjoin@yorku.ca.

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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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.

For detailed position descriptions, candidate requirements, and information on the application process, please click on the relevant link below. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.lassonde.yorku.ca.

Computer Science – Professorial Stream (1 Open Rank + 2 Assistant Professors) – Markham Campus
Computer Science – Teaching Stream (3 positions) – Markham Campus
Electrical Engineering/Software Engineering – Professorial Stream (4 Open – Assistant/Associate/Full Professors)
Engineering First Year – Teaching Stream (1 position) – Markham Campus
Theory of Computation or Data Science (5 Assistant/Associate Professors)

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.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Massey at jmassey@kbrs.ca or Debra Clinton at dclinton@kbrs. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.