Gina Cody Research Chair in Computer Science

Last updated: October 20, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Job title: Gina Cody Research Chair in Computer Science
Position code: 18_C_CSSE_M
Date posted: October 20, 2021
Application deadline: December 31, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering seeks an outstanding established scholar or emerging researcher for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Computer Science. The successful candidate will be appointed into a full-time position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The ideal candidate is either an internationally recognized researcher with an exceptional scholarly record who has proven leadership qualities, or an emerging researcher with the potential to be a leader in their field. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the supervision of master's and PhD students and attract strong external funding. The five-year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research funding package. We seek individuals with interests in any and all areas of computer science including, but not limited to: artificial intelligence; machine learning including deep learning and reinforcement learning; quantum computing and quantum machine learning; software design; natural language processing; computer vision; robotics; medical imaging; computer graphics; computer games; computational models and algorithms; databases and big data analytics; high performance computing; financial computing and analytics. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.

The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate is an established or emerging researcher, with a demonstrated ability or evidence to attract strong external funding, and to carry out an independent research program leading to high-impact publications. Industry experience or applications of research to industry will be considered an asset. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to the supervision of master's and PhD students. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Lata Narayanan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering: hiring@cse.concordia.ca.

Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (18_C_CSSE_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by December 31, 2021 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.






Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University 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, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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