Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Hackathon focused on positive social change in the Middle East

HackingME welcomes University of Waterloo students to the first Hackathon focused on positive social change in the Middle East held in Canada!

What is HackingME?

Hacking the Middle East is a Toronto Hackathon bringing together software developers, designers, experts in middle eastern politics, history, governance, culture (and many other areas) to build solutions for positive social change in the middle east.

What’s the Goal?

The mission for Hacking the Middle East is to bring together a community with a diverse set of skills to collaborate and work on ideas for positive social change in the Middle East.  We hope to bring together Software Developers, Graphic Designers, User Interface Designers, Project Managers and Middle Eastern domain experts for a full-weekend to work on projects with a focus on improving aspects of the middle east. Project ideas are decided by event participants and can be joined by anyone who feels passionate about that project. The HackingME Hackathon aims to foster rapid innovation and collaboration in a weekend.

Why join?
  • For social good, to help out and give back to society
  • To make connections with developers, designers, middle east experts, businesses and like minded individuals
  • To win a prize and recognition

Event Details
HackingME will take place over the weekend of June 20-22 2014 at Beit Zatoun in Toronto (Bloor and Bathurst)

Please check out the event at

Feel free to email us if you have any questions:

Limited‐term teaching assistant professor (University of Victoria)

Department of Computer Science

University of Victoria

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria invites applications for limited‐term Teaching Assistant Professor (formerly Senior Instructor) positions starting September 1, 2014 or January 1, 2015.  A variety of appointment options may be available. For example, the highly qualified individuals employed will be responsible for teaching three courses during an 8‐month part-time appointment (e.g., one course in the fall and two courses in the spring) appointment, or six courses (e.g., two courses in the fall, three courses in the spring and 1 course in the summer) for a 12-month full-time appointment.

Possible teaching assignments include first‐year programming courses, first and second year computer science courses, as well as computer graphics courses at all levels. Computer Science course descriptions can be found at Success-ful applicants will also be assigned selected administrative duties.

Qualifications: candidates must be experienced in teaching computer science courses and must hold a PhD or Masters in Computer Science or a closely related field. A PhD is a significant asset.

The term is 8 months or 12 months. The salary for an 8‐month three-course appointment is $32,500. The salary for a one-year six-course appointment is $65,000. Review of applications will begin Monday, June 2, 2014 and continue until positions are filled. Applicants are asked to submit their application—including a CV, a Teaching Statement, and two reference letters—by email to

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal People, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Hacking Health Kids @ SickKids, May 2-4

I work at Toronto General Hospital, and my department, the Centre for global eHealth Innovation is cosponsoring an event called Hacking Health Kids this May.

The event is being held at the Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto. We've had participation from Waterloo Comp Sci at Hacking Health events in the past 2 years and we would love to see you again! This time, programmers and technologies are coming together to create innovative and sustainable solutions that impact Paediatric health and delivery. The event will be held at Toronto's SickKids Research Centre over the May 2-4 weekend!

It would be a great opportunity for students at all levels to attend as it's hands on experience with current technological innovators. Faculty, or anyone else interested is also welcome. Registration is at

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Faculty Positions for Indian Citizens at IIT Jodhpur

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals with exceptional academic record in teaching, good research record and valuable industrial experience relevant to teaching and research for full-time faculty positions of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor (on Contract) to carryout teaching and research in the following three disciplines :
1.   Computer Science & Engineering,
2.   Electrical Engineering, and
3.   Mechanical Engineering
Persons with exceptional academic and research record in other areas also are invited to apply. The requirement of minimum experience may be relaxed for applicants with outstanding credentials. Higher emoluments may be given by the Selection Committee to selected applicants with significant research and / or industrial experience. Foreign National also are invited to apply for the post of Visiting Faculty (On Contract)

1. Applicant’s Qualification 
(a) Professor
  1. Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent in the appropriate discipline, with at least First Class academic record throughout from 10th Class to  Ph.D. Degree.
  2. At least a minimum of 10 years teaching, research and/or industrial experience, of which at least 4 years should be  at the level of Associate Professor in IITs, IISc, IIMs and IISERs or at an equivalent level in any such other Indian or Foreign Institute.

(b) Associate Professor
  1. Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent in the appropriate discipline, with at least First Class academic record throughout from 10th Class to Ph.D. Degree.
  2. At least a minimum of 6 years teaching, research and/or industrial experience, of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor.

 (c) Assistant Professor
  1. Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent in the appropriate discipline, with at least First Class academic record throughout from 10th Class to Ph.D. Degree.
  2. At least a minimum of 3 years teaching, research and/or industrial experience, from the date of defending the Ph.D. Thesis (duration while pursuing Ph.D. Program is not  be included).
  3. Applicants should be below 35 years of age preferably on date of interview.

(d) Assistant Professor (on Contract)
i.          Fresh Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent in the appropriate discipline, with at least First Class academic record throughout from 10th class to Ph.D. Degree. Selected candidates shall be
a.         placed in Pay Band 3 of Rs. 15,600-39,100 with AGP of Rs. 6,000 with seven
            non-compounded advance increments;
b.         Moved after 1 year to AGP of Rs. 7,000 based on a review of performance;
c.         Moved after 3 years to AGP of Rs. 8,000 with a minimum pay of Rs. 30,000
            based on a review of performance; and.
d.         Moved to Pay Band 4 (Rs.37,400-67,000) with an AGP of Rs. 9,000 on completion of 3 years of service as Assistant Professor with AGP of Rs. 8,000 based on a review of performance.
ii.         Applicants should be below 35 years of age preferably on date of interview.
(e) Foreign Nationals
     Foreign Nationals and persons with PIO card are eligible for the post of Visiting Faculty (on    Contract) with consolidated monthly salary of Rs. 60, 000 – 1, 00,000

2. Scale of Pay


Scale of Pay
Approximate Total Emoluments          (As on 31 December 2013)
With House Rent Allowance
Without House Rent allowance
PB4: Rs. 37400-67000
with AGP of Rs.10,500
Minimum Pay of Rs.48,000 
Rs. 1,26,000
Rs. 1,15,000
Associate Professor
PB 4: Rs. 37,400 – 67,000
with AGP of Rs.9500
Minimum pay of Rs 42,800
Rs. 1,13,000
Rs. 1,02,000
Assistant Professor

PB 3: Rs. 15,600 – 39,100
with AGP of Rs.8000
Minimum pay of Rs 30,000 
Rs. 83,000
Rs. 75,000
Assistant Professor
(on contract)
PB 3: Rs. 15,600 – 39,100
With AGP of Rs.6000
Minimum pay of Rs. 20,140 (After one year the AGP will be increased to Rs. 7,000 )
Rs. 58,000
Rs. 53,000

3. Additional Support to New Faculty Members
The following conveniences are provided to Faculty Members joining the Institute:
  1. Reimbursement of relocation expenses of up to Rs. 1,50,000 or actual (whichever is  less) for candidates joining for full-time positions at the Institute from  abroad/from any place in India, subject to maximum of one-way economy class airfare for travel for family. This facility is available only to candidates joining the posts of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor after executing a bond to serve IIT Jodhpur for 3 Years. Persons joining the post of Assistant Professor (On Contract) can become eligible only, if they are offered the post of Assistant Professor after due review of performance; in such cases, a bond shall be executed to serve IIT Jodhpur for 3 Years after joining the post of Assistant Professor.
  2.  Reimbursement of telephone bills up to Rs. 1,500 per month.  
  3. A Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) of Rs. 3 lakhs for     every block period of 3 years on reimbursable basis to meet expenses related to     participation in national and international conferences, payment of membership    fee towards professional bodies, purchase of books and contingent expenses.
  4. Research initiation grant up to Rs. 50 Lakhs within the initial period of 3 years from the date of joining.
  5. Transit accommodation upto a period of 30 days on payment of Rs.280 towards Hostel Accommodation. Within this period, the Institute will try to offer suitable accommodation on the residential campus, if available. When such accommodation is not available, the employee is required seek private accommodation in the city.
  6. Medical re-imbursement as per Institute norms.
  7. Reimbursement of education allowance for children up to 12th Class for the first two children.
  8. Contribution towards New Pension Scheme (NPS) as per norms of Government of India.

Request for Application
Interested candidates may please apply with all details requested in the prescribed
form (PDF Format and DOC format in the website of IIT Jodhpur
  1. Institute adopts reservations policy as per Government of India norms. Applicants are requested to provide the certificates in required format along with the application form.
  1. Applications are welcomed throughout the year and should be sent by e-mail to Applications will be screened for interview once every three months.
  2. Recruitment will be based on the need in certain areas within the said discipline. Also, applications will be considered from  exceptionally meritorious person with background in any area of disciplines other than the said disciplines.
  3. The Institute reserves the right to fill or not fill any or all of the advertised posts.
  4. Mere fulfillment of the qualification and experience requirements does not entitle the applicant to be called for an interview.
  5. Candidates employed in Government and Semi-Government Organizations, Public Sector Enterprises, Autonomous Organizations, University and Educational Institutes must apply through their present employers. If they anticipate unavoidable delay in their application being forwarded through proper channel, they may submit advance copies of their applications directly to the Institute.
Typed or legibly written applications in the prescribed format complete in all respects with relevant details / enclosures may to be sent to:

Professor B. Ravindra
Coordinator (Faculty)
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Old Residency Road, Ratanada
 Jodhpur  342 011
Rajasthan, INDIA
Phone: (91291) 244 9071; eMail:

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Limited-Term Lecturer Position at UWindsor

The University of Windsor invites applications for a One-Year Limited-Term Lecturer position in the School of Computer Science commencing July 1, 2014. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor consists of 20 professors, 8 support staff, over 400 undergraduate students, and approximately one hundred graduate students. Areas of funded research include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Distributed and High-Performance Computing, Graphics, Image Processing, Information Retrieval, Networks, Software Engineering, and Theoretical Computer Science. For further information about the School of Computer Science, visit our website at 

The City of Windsor and Essex County have a growing population numbering at present over 400,000 and are situated on the southern bank of Detroit River across from our northern neighbour, the large metropolis of Detroit. The region provides an environment rich in culture and recreational activities, 

The primary responsibility of the lecturer will be teaching university level courses, particularly supporting the Masters of Applied Computing professional degree program. For further information about the School of Computer Science visit our website at 
Required qualifications are a Doctoral degree in Computer Science together with successful experience in teaching a wide variety of Computer Science courses at all university levels. Industry experience is an asset, including aspects of recognized certifications, training, and internship placement. 

Applications and nominations should include: 
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; 
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae; 
  • a teaching dossier or evidence of teaching effectiveness that might include sample course outlines or teaching evaluations, if available; and 
  • three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees directly to the Department Head. 

The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( by the deadline date of May 5, 2014. 

Reference Letters to be sent to: 
Dr. Ziad Kobti 
Director, School of Computer Science 
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4 
Phone: 519.253.3000, ext. 3714, Fax: 519. 973.7093, E-mail: 

Applications may still be received after the deadline date. The acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointments committee. The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. 

To address gender balance in the Department, applications from women are strongly encouraged. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, c/o Gerri Pacecca, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, 511 Chrysler Hall Tower, 401 Sunset Avenue, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. 

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario’s leading academic institutions, provides a learning-centred approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow. Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at 

For more information on living and working at the University of Windsor, visit the Faculty Recruitment and Retention website at, or contact Ms. Gerri Pacecca (Email:, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic toll- free at 1-877- 665-6608 within North America or call collect outside of North America at 001-519-561-1432.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Tenure-track Position at University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is advertising a tenure track faculty position in software engineering. The details may be found at