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July 19, 2023 / Western University - Teaching Faculty Appointment in Computer Science

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Teaching Faculty Appointment in Computer Science

Teaching Faculty Appointment in Computer Science

Posting Details

Job Category

Academic

Position Type

Full-Time

Career Level

Entry Level

STEM Sector

Science


Job Description

Western University invites applications for a three-year Limited-Term faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience, to participate primarily in the delivery of Computer Science undergraduate programs. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science. The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. This position has an 80% Teaching and 20% Service workload distribution. Teaching duties will include up to 3.0 full course equivalents over a twelve-month period.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. As a community leader we understand that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting and contribute to our pursuit of research excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.
Applicants must possess an MSc in Computer Science or related discipline; a PhD in Computer Science or relevant industry experience would be considered an asset. Experience in teaching computer science at the post secondary level is required. Preference will be given to those who can teach courses in computer science that include software engineering, computer graphics, computer architecture or theory of computing. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching is an asset, as shown though innovative course design, methods that engage students in learning, or evidence of understanding needs of diverse learners. Evidence of training in pedagogy at the university level is also an asset.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Computer Science (csd.uwo.ca) is a research-intensive Department in Western’s Faculty of Science, with both undergraduate and graduate programs. Established research areas within the Department include algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, distributed systems, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department has strong ties to industry and strongly encourages and supports participation in interdisciplinary research. The Department jointly offers an undergraduate data science program, a professional Masters in Data Analytics and two collaborative Masters programs in Artificial Intelligence.
The university campus is in London Ontario, one of the fastest growing cities in Canada with a population of 422,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree- lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London has a reasonable cost-of-living, and boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see https://www.ledc.com/why-london ).

If you share our commitment to excellence in teaching and are eager to pursue a rewarding academic career, please send (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (iii) a statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion and (iv) the names of three referees. Please ensure that the form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf
is completed and included in your application submission. Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV.

Applications should be sent via email to the attention of:
Dr. Mike Domaratzki
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Western University
1151 Richmond St London, ON, N6A 5B7
Email: sstraat@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Sara Willemse at sstraat@uwo.ca.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 30/09/2023

Applications should be sent via email to the attention of:
Dr. Mike Domaratzki
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Western University
1151 Richmond St London, ON, N6A 5B7
Email: sstraat@uwo.ca


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