Concordia University

NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier I Position in Software Engineering (Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Concordia University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science hosts over 7500 undergraduate/graduate students and prepares the next generation of technical leaders and entrepreneurs to address complex real-world problems. We offer a multi-disciplinary and research-engaged environment dedicated to incubating innovation, excellence and success. Our teaching and research is daring and transformative and contributes significantly to the sustainable intellectual and economic development of our community. We connect ideas with people and we are redefining the university experience.

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering has a faculty complement of 40 researchers active in the various areas of computer science and software engineering and its strength is expected to grow in the next few years. The department offers popular bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in both computer science and software engineering. Enrollments are stable and strong at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  More information on the Department is available at:

Concordia University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is seeking applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair, Tier I, a full professor position. The position is being advertised in conjunction with a tenure-track position in software engineering with specialization in Programing Languages. The applicant must possess research interests in the field of software engineering and/or related theoretical areas. Applicant must be an internationally recognized expert capable of leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She/he must demonstrate industry application of their research activities. The applicant must propose an original and innovative research program of the highest quality. The successful applicant will become a tenured full professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.  

The candidate’s research interests could include but not be limited to: Architecture, Analysis, Design, Empirical methods, Evolution and maintenance, Formal methods, Human factors, Management and processes, Methodologies and practices, Mobile Applications, Performance, Programming, Quality, Refactoring, Security and privacy, Specification and verification, Testing, Tools and Environments, or other topics relevant to the discipline of software engineering.

A strong emphasis is placed on fundamental and applied research, research partnerships, and the ability to establish and develop industrial collaborations as well as international collaborations.                                           

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in the area of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related discipline. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset. Applications should consist of a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names of at least four referees. This appointment is expected to commence in August, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified, but should be submitted by December 15, 2016. Only short-listed applicants will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2017. The applicant must propose an original and innovative research program. Only short-listed applicants are notified. Further details are available at:

The position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) program.  Tier I CRC Chairs are research-intensive faculty positions providing the chair holder with an opportunity to grow and maintain a world-class research program with access to substantial research and infrastructure funding. CRC positions at Concordia offer an attractive salary, an annual research stipend, reduced teaching loads, and the opportunity to apply for start-up infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF). The successful candidate will be nominated to the Canada Research Chairs Program ( Nominees for Tier 1 chair positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. These awards, tenable for seven years and renewable indefinitely, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

Electronic applications are preferred.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Kindly forward your applications to:

Dr. Sudhir Mudur, Chair
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


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