Tenure-Track Teaching Focused Position in Computing, Queen’s University, July 2020

The School of Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a teaching focused tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The preferred start date for the appointment is May 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. Post-secondary teaching, curriculum development and/or other relevant experience is required.  Experience in securing external research funding would be an asset.

The main criteria for selection are: (i) a genuine, demonstrated commitment to academic and teaching excellence in a post-secondary computing education environment (such as adjunct/sessional lecturing experience) and; (ii) a capacity for research in a field related to computer science or software engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels corresponding to approximately 70% of the position time. Support for course development and delivery as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning will be provided to the successful candidate by the Faculty of Arts and Science and through the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Qualified candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-focused environment;
  • contribute to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the programs in the School of Computing, including the Biomedical Informatics graduate diploma and master’s program; and
  • provide effective service contributions to the School, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University and the broader community.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”, OR “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. We are focused on being the quality leader in Canadian higher education and are dedicated to promoting research and scholarship of national and international distinction. The School of Computing has 29 full-time and 20 cross-appointed faculty, over 500 undergraduate students, and over 140 graduate students. The School offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Software Design, Biomedical Computing, Computing and Mathematics, Computing and the Creative Arts and Cognitive Science. The School also offers Master’s, and Doctoral programs in Computer Science.

Queen’s University is one of the oldest universities in Canada and has a global reputation for teaching and research excellence. The main campus is located within walking distance to the vibrant downtown area. Kingston is on the shore of Lake Ontario and near the Thousand Islands region of south-eastern Ontario. Kingston and the surrounding region boast a wide range of recreational opportunities and a rich arts and cultural community. In addition to Queen’s University, Kingston is home to St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College of Canada.

Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified above);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • a statement of research interests; and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted on or before September 30, 2019.  Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as a single PDF, Attn: Chair of Faculty Search Committee at 2020CSSearchTeaching@cs.queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Faculty Search Committee Chair
The School of Computing
557 Goodwin Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by their three selected referees to the Chair of Faculty Search Committee at 2020RefLetterTeaching@cs.queensu.ca by the closing date of September 30, 2019. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The University will provide support throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodations that take into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in the School of Computing at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

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