[PlanetKR] Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Computer Science or Machine Learning

Shakil M. Khan shakil.khan at uregina.ca
Tue Dec 6 20:24:06 UTC 2022

=== Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Computer Science or Machine Learning ===

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Computer Science or Machine Learning, starting July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will join a vibrant department of highly motivated researchers and educators including several world-renowned experts in their respective fields. 
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by the time of appointment and be committed to excellence in the three pillars of academia: research, teaching, and service, which will be used as the criteria to evaluate and rank the applications. Details on these criteria are provided below.

We are seeking a candidate who has an exceptional research record in either Theoretical Computer Science (including, but not limited to, algorithms, computational complexity, computational geometry, computational learning theory, coding theory, algorithmic game theory, formal language theory) or Machine Learning. In particular, the successful candidate’s record will contain publications in leading international venues in their specific field. The successful candidate will initiate an independent research program, secure external funding to support this research, and recruit and supervise graduate students conducting research in their area of expertise. In their application, candidates are to provide a research plan that shows potential for further publications in leading international venues and for long-term external funding from NSERC; potential for funding through industry partnerships will be considered an additional asset.

Candidates are to provide evidence of teaching expertise and a teaching philosophy. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to teach core computer science courses in our undergraduate program, as well as courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that are aligned with their primary research area. 

Candidates are to demonstrate a commitment to academic service through committee work, peer review activities, and the support of other academic work (e.g., conference or workshop organization, conducting academic skills seminars). The successful candidate will be a willing participant in academic service, both within the Department/University and within the broader academic community.

Applications must be submitted online at https://urcareers.uregina.ca <https://urcareers.uregina.ca/> by January 24, 2023, and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, names and contact details of three references, a description of the applicant’s most significant research contributions (up to 2 pages), a statement of research plans (up to 3 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s prior teaching experiences and future teaching plans/interests (up to 3 pages). In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Sandra Zilles, sandra.zilles at uregina.ca <mailto:sandra.zilles at uregina.ca>) on or before February 7, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including those within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

The University of Regina main campus is situated on the traditional territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihsinapek, Nakoda, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, and is the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. 

More information on the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina can be found at https://www.uregina.ca/science/cs/index.html <https://www.uregina.ca/science/cs/index.html>. If you have any questions about this position, feel free to contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Sandra Zilles (sandra.zilles at uregina.ca <mailto:sandra.zilles at uregina.ca>).



Shakil M. Khan

SaskPower Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence 
Department of Computer Science
University of Regina

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