Thursday, 12 December 2013

USC Teaching Faculty Positions (Lecturers)

Dear Colleague:


I'm writing to let you know that the Computer Science department at the University of Southern California has four open lecturer positions.

These are full time, benefits eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track. These are primarily teaching positions; all candidates  are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching.  Lecturers will  spend the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties  with reduced obligation for research and University service.

I'd appreciate it if you could bring these positions to the attention of your graduating PhD students and postdocs. A description of the positions, including how to apply, is at:

           http://www.cs.usc.edu/about/faculty-jobs/?#Teaching

Thanks.

Gaurav
--
Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Professor and Chairman
Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Editor-in-Chief, Autonomous Robots
http://robotics.usc.edu/~gaurav

Monday, 9 December 2013

Spring 2014 NSERC USRAs for Co-op Students

CS Deadline for co-op USRA:  January 10, 2013

USRA applications for a spring co-op work term should be completed on the NSERC web site by January 10th. Deadline is more flexible for non co-op students. Email Margaret Towell at mtowell@uwaterloo.ca  if you are working on an application.

You will need a supervisor who has a research project you can work on.  Talk to some profs who are working in research areas of interest to you by checking out the bios and web pages of people in those areas:   https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/research/research-areas

NSERC USRA application forms:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Index_eng.asp

When you have found a supervisor who has a project and they are willing to take you on, login to the online Form 202 Part 1 for students. Please upload your unofficial transcript as not doing so will delay the application.

For instructions and details on the NSERC Undergraduate Research Student procedure, please see the GSO  web page for links and information about the NSERC USRA at:
https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards-funding/external-awards/nserc-undergraduate-research-awards-usra

Eligibility to hold a USRA:
  • Cdn and PR students 
  • must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study 
  • a minimum overall average of at least 80% or higher if in year 2 or 80% over the last 2 years if in years 3 or 4. 
  • students must make a full-time commitment to the USRA and cannot register in courses at the same time 
  • students who have completed degree requirements may apply for a USRA if they will hold it in the term immediately after degree completion.     

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Professor of Informatics at Sherbrooke University

The Université de Sherbrooke invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science of its Faculty of Science.

A detailed description of this position can also be consulted on the Université's website by going to http://www.usherbrooke.ca/emplois and then following the links "Travailler à l'Université" , "Emplois disponibles" and "Professeure ou professeur" (Faculté des sciences no 01904).

Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR)

Upcoming application deadline- February 15, 2014

The Master of Management in Operations Research (MM in OR) program at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia is program designed for individuals with backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, economics, or other quantitative fields.  The 16-month program offers a unique blend of technical coursework, practical consulting skills, and real-world problem-solving experience that positions students for success in today's competitive business world.

MM in OR students work closely with internationally renowned faculty, business leaders, and outstanding peers to develop and realize their goals in a professional business environment. A highlight of the program is the Industry Project. Every student receives generous financial support by completing an intensive 5-month applied project with an industry partner that addresses a significant operational issue. Working closely with faculty and project leaders, students use the latest decision tools and technologies to make concrete recommendations to executives of some of the most prominent companies in Canada.

The MM in OR program is an ideal alternative to an MBA for technically-oriented students looking for a professional business degree that utilizes their quantitative skills. MM in OR students have excellent employment potential, and graduates go on to rewarding careers in such fields as consulting, logistics and operations analysis, and supply chain management.

For further information, please visit our web site http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/mmor or contact us by email: info@coe.ubc.ca or by phone: 604-822-3359.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

PostDoc Fellowship at the University of Lethbridge

Applications from outstanding candidates are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in algorithm design and optimization at the University of Lethbridge. The research will broadly target the development of advanced algorithms to solve challenging problems in communication networks, facility location and discrete optimization. The position is for one year, but may be extended for up to a second year, subject to the availability of funds. The preferred start date for the fellowship is on or before April 1, 2014.

The fellow will join the Optimization Research Group in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. The group consists of faculty and graduate students at the masters and PhD level whose research areas include telecommunication, transportation and logistics, scientific computation, and bioinformatics. The group members work in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere and maintain strong research collaborations within the group, across Canada and internationally.

Lethbridge is located in Southern Alberta, close to the border with British Columbia. It is only 1.5 hours drive from the Rockies and the Waterton Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city has excellent schools providing French immersion, francophone and international baccalaureate programs, and there are numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities at the university and the newly built arts centre. Lethbridge has hosted several high profile events including live performances from the Cirque du Soleil and Elton John.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field, obtained in the last five years. Extensions are considered in case of maternity leave or other special circumstances. Proof of degree completion must be provided prior to the start date of the fellowship. To apply, please submit a letter of intention, a CV, a research statement, the contact information for three referees, and a sample of your publications, to the e-mail address below. Please use the subject "PDF application" in your e-mail.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by January 31, 2014 will receive full consideration.

PhD at SUNY-Buffalo

UNIVERSITY at BUFFALO - COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (CSE) DEPARTMENT

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) is one of the first Computer Science degree programs in the world (established in 1967) and one of the largest. With more than 35 full-time faculty members and over 850 graduate and undergraduate students, our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and consistently ranks among the top 60 best programs in the United States.

CSE faculty are experts in their fields, and perform world-class and cutting-edge research. They include award-winning researchers and teachers (including 9 NSF CAREER Award recipients), members of prestigious editorial boards, and fellows of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAI. They have founded and direct major centers and laboratories devoted to big data analytics, biomedical computing, biometric systems, cloud computing, smartphones, robotics, computer security and information assurance, high performance computing, networking and distributed systems, multimedia databases and information retrieval, computer vision and information visualization, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining, VLSI and computer architecture, and computational theory. CSE faculty were ranked 21st nationwide for attracting federal funding to perform state-of-the art computer science research in a recent survey by NSF.

Our graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry, and have been hired by major IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and VMware. Our world-known graduates include: Carl Kesselman (co-inventor of Grid Computing), Robin Li (founder of baidu.com -- Chinese Google), Bruce Shriver (past president of IEEE Computer Society), and Max Nikias (provost of University of Southern California). Our Ph.D. graduates often obtain very competitive faculty positions at top 100 research universities.

The CSE department is located in a brand-new $75-million, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building. This building also features a cybertorium or smart auditorium, outfitted with the most sophisticated communications devices and smart technologies. Flexible research labs, classrooms, and meeting areas foster interdisciplinary work. 

UB CSE has unique funding and research opportunities for Ph.D. students, with most admitted students receiving financial aid through TA, RA, or different fellowship programs. Please see the attached brochure and visit us at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ for more information, and feel free to send any inquiries to cse-gradinfo@buffalo.edu. The online application deadline for graduate studies at UB CSE is December 31st, 2013, and all supporting documentation is due January 15th, 2014. 

About SUNY-Buffalo: The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities. (http://www.buffalo.edu)


About Buffalo/Niagara Area: The second-largest city in New York State, Buffalo is one of the most livable, lively, and comfortable places in which to live, work, and play. It’s an easygoing, inviting mix from great music and food to spirited professional sports teams, renowned architecture and cultural institutions, and top-notch entertainment. Situated at the eastern end of Lake Erie where the Great Lakes empty into the Niagara River, Buffalo is in easy reach of the Canadian lakeshore and Niagara Falls, the most accessible of the world’s natural wonders. The Buffalo Niagara region offers all of the amenities of a major urban area—without the headaches. The average workday commute is less than twenty minutes, which is the lowest out of fifty major U.S. cities. Affordable housing is widely accessible throughout the region, and a reasonable cost of living makes the good life possible on any budget. Most neighborhoods offer easy access to shopping, recreation,   dining, and excellent schools. (http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of assistant professor. We seek candidates who will be excellent researchers and teachers in the areas of machine learning, computer graphics/digital arts, and theory/algorithms, although outstanding candidates in any area will be considered. We particularly seek candidates who will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects both within Computer Science and involving other Dartmouth researchers, including those in other Arts & Sciences departments, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

The department is home to 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and two research faculty members.  Research areas of the department encompass the areas of systems, security, vision, digital arts, algorithms, theory, robotics, and computational biology. The Computer Science department is in the School of Arts & Sciences, and it has strong Ph.D. and M.S. programs and outstanding undergraduate majors. The department is affiliated with Dartmouth's M.D.-Ph.D. program and has strong collaborations with Dartmouth's other schools.

Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, is located in Hanover, New Hampshire (on the Vermont border). Dartmouth has a beautiful, historic campus, located in a scenic area on the Connecticut River. Recreational opportunities abound in all four seasons. With an even distribution of male and female students and over one third of the undergraduate student population members of minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities.

To create an atmosphere supportive of research, Dartmouth offers new faculty members grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities.

Applicants are invited to submit application materials via Interfolio.  For the machine learning position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23502; for the computer graphics/digital arts position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23489; for the theory/algorithms position, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/23503.  Upload a CV, research statement, and teaching statement, and request at least four references to upload letters of recommendation, at least one of which should comment on teaching. Email facsearch14@cs.dartmouth.edu with any questions.

Application review will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled.

PhD and MSc positions in HCI at Queen's University's Human Media Lab

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University (www.humanmedialab.org) is inviting applications for PhD and MSc students in Human-Computer Interaction. The positions are fully funded for 4 years for PhD students, and 2 years for MSc students. We are looking for outstanding students with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and a strong background in HCI.

The Human Media Lab specializes in developing and evaluating advanced disruptive user interface prototypes. Work at the lab involves conceiving of designs, engineering and implementing hardware and/or software interfaces, and empirically evaluating prototypes of computers of the future. Our recent emphasis has been on Organic User Interfaces (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_user_interface): Computers that use non-flat or flexible displays. Prior work includes flexible smartphones (www.hml.queensu.ca/paperphone), tablet pcs (www.hml.queensu.ca/papertab) and spherical and cylindrical form factors (www.hml.queensu.ca/telehuman).

Projects

As part of this project, you will be working on systems involving flexible displays and 3D printed electronic objects, with the goal of creating user interfaces that have a three dimensional shape enveloped by a display, and capable of conveying real-world haptics to users (see www.hml.queensu.ca/morephone for an example). The study of the effects of haptics and the functionality of these objects will be an integral part of the research.

You will be supervised by Prof. Roel Vertegaal, and collaborate with some of the world's top interaction designers, including Yves Behar of Fuseproject (Jawbone, XO laptop), the world's premier flexible display firm Plastic Logic, as well as with top haptics engineers at industrial partner Immersion, Inc. You will collaborate with other students at the lab in a creative, forward-looking process with the aim of disseminating work at top conferences and in the popular press.

Partners

These positions are supported by Immersion, Inc. (www.immersion.com), Fuseproject (fuseproject.com), Plastic Logic (www.plasticlogic.com) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Criteria

PhD applicants must hold an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science or strongly related field. MSc applicants must hold an honours degree (BSc) in Human-Computer Interaction or Computer Science. All applicants are expected to have a strong interest and multidisciplinary background in a combination of human factors, empirical psychology, computer science, industrial design or electrical engineering. Successful candidates will have published at top HCI conferences, such as ACM CHI, UIST, TEI, ITS or CSCW.

Funding

The Human Media Lab will provide full support for a period of four years for PhD positions, and two years for MSc positions. The level of support will be highly competitive with that offered by other Canadian universities, and may consist of a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships.

Application Process

The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2014. Please send a strong application including CV, visual project portfolio, and references to roel[at]cs.queensu.ca. Please attach a project proposal covering your motivation and research interests, and additional material strengthening your application. Tag your email with the subject line "Graduate Application".

About the Human Media Lab

The Human Media Lab is one of Canada's premier laboratories for high-tech research in Human-Computer Interaction. It employs a growing team of 12 students, postdocs and assistants that is housed in our new headquarters, designed by world-famous designer Karim Rashid (http://www.hml.queensu.ca/hml-by-karim-2/). The Human Media Lab is part of the School of Computing, one of the top five departments in Computing in Canada. Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is ranked as one of the top 4 universities in Canada. The City of Kingston is located in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of Ontario, equidistant to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa (http://goo.gl/maps/Wgpng).

Other links

Information about Queen's School of Computing's formal application procedure: http://www.cs.queensu.ca/students/graduate/ http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/application-process

For an Discovery Channel documentary on the HML facilities, visit http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip670943

For more information about Organic User Interfaces visit http://www.organicui.org
Information about Queen's University and living in Kingston, Ontario: http://www.queensu.ca/ http://tourism.kingstoncanada.com/

Monday, 2 December 2013

Assistant Professor Positions at Simon Fraser University


The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline is required, with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The School is seeking to fill positions in computational biology and big data science to support its recently established Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) positions. The School is searching for candidates in the areas of algorithms, data mining, genomics, machine learning and systems. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will also be considered. 

Simon Fraser University is consistently one of the top-ranked comprehensive universities in Canada, and the School of Computing Science is one of the leading Canadian computer science departments. The School currently has approximately 200 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, more than 1200 undergraduate majors, and 53 faculty members. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.hml 

The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Applications may be considered beyond this date, or until the position is filled. For additional information see www.cs.sfu.ca. The positions are subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. 

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, your research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three referees at: 

http://www.cs.sfu.ca/about/job-opportunities.html 

School of Computing Science 
Simon Fraser University 
8888 University Drive 
British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6 

cs-faculty-search@cs.sfu.ca 

Tenure-Track Position in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics at U of T

The Department of Computer Science and the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2014.

We seek an emerging researcher with an exceptional research record and excellent teaching credentials. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest level; to establish a strong, externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and to participate actively in the Donnelly Centre and Department of Computer Science. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University's strengths in biology and bioinformatics—and computational, medical and biological sciences more broadly—and to facilitate further interaction with other units. To facilitate such interactions, the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science (51%) and the Donnelly Centre (49%). The candidate may also be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. For further information on these federally endowed Chairs see www.chairs.gc.ca.

The Department of Computer Science is an international leader in research and teaching, with recognized strength in most areas of computer science. The Donnelly Centre is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Toronto with the mandate to create a research environment that encourages integration of biology, computer science, engineering and chemistry, and that spans leading areas of biomedical research. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live, and a major centre for advanced computer, medical and biological
technologies with strong ties to the University.

Applicants should apply online at http://academicjobsonline.com/ajo/jobs/3641, and include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Other supporting materials may also be included. Although we expect applicants to have a PhD and postdoctoral training in the computational sciences (computer science, computational biology and quantitative biology), exceptional candidates with recent or imminently-expected PhDs will be also considered.

Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required. Salaries are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2014.

For more information on the Department of Computer Science see: www.cs.toronto.edu and for the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research see: www.thedonnellycentre.utoronto.ca. For questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tenure-track Positions at U of T

The University of Toronto invites applications for three tenure-stream appointments in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments will be with the tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science and its affiliated undergraduate departments:
  • Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga: specific areas of interest include operating systems, networks, distributed systems, database systems, computer architecture, programming languages, and software engineering.
  • Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough: all areas of Computer Science.
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto St. George: all areas of Computer Science that touch upon Big Data in the broadest possible sense-including but certainly not limited to theoretical foundations, algorithms, systems, software, applications and cross-disciplinary research. The candidate may also be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. For further information on these federally endowed Chairs see www.chairs.gc.ca.

All appointments will begin on July 1, 2014.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in computer science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to pursue innovative research at the highest level; to establish a strong, externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; to contribute to the enrichment of undergraduate programs in their department; and to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Computer Science.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Salaries are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3615, and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of at least three references, who will upload confidential letters.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2014.

For more information about Computer Science on the three campuses of the University of Toronto, see our websites (St George: web.cs.toronto.edu; UTM: www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats; UTSC:
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms), or contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Lecturer Position at U of T

The Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto seeks an enthusiastic and innovative teacher for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in the field of Computer Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching, possess the intellectual curiosity to pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking and teaching, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department. Candidates from all areas of Computer Science are invited to apply. Particular attention will be given to candidates with an interest in or experience teaching Software Engineering. Candidates must have a graduate degree (PhD preferred) in computer science or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing teaching assistants, developing course materials, and curriculum development. In addition, each faculty member has some responsibility for student recruitment and departmental administration.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers hold continuing appointments at the University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online at http://recruit.cs.toronto.edu/, and include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statement of career goals and teaching philosophy, teaching dossier, and the names and email addresses of three to five referees who may be contacted to provide a letter of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Burns at recruit@cs.toronto.edu.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of Lecturers who are engaged in pedagogical and curricular innovations, development of new teaching technologies, and research in computer science education. For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit our home page at www.cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.