Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure-Track/Tenured- CRC: Applied Artificial Intelligence

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Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Tracking Code: 1308-136

Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing. The position is contingent upon funding.

Application Review Date: September 10, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 appointment in Applied Artificial Intelligence in Business and Information Technology. Contingent on the success of the CRC nomination, the successful applicant will be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Canada Research Chair nominations are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.

The Faculty of Business and IT seeks an exceptional nominee whose research complements our existing strengths in business, game development, computer security, and networking while transcending traditional AI research in these and other relevant areas. The CRC holder will conduct a world-class research program and build a diverse research team in collaboration with FBIT, UOIT and industry partners, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, teach courses in the AI field in FBIT and other UOIT faculties (Engineering, Science, etc.), and participate in service to the Faculty, University, and academic/scientific community.

The CRC holder’s research program will utilize facilities and computing resources including the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET), a high-performance computing institute involving numerous academic institutions in southern Ontario, and the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), a high-performance computing platform, which provides the computational power needed to perform leading-edge research and store and analyze data. UOIT is also a member of ORION, a high-speed, fibre-optic network that supports research, education, and innovation in Ontario. CRC nominees are eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.

CRC Tier 2 awards are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who are no more than 10 years from completion of their highest academic degree. Eligible Tier 2 nominees are acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field and demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years. Where applicable, candidates are encouraged to clarify how a career interruption due to maternity, parental, extended sick and family care leave etc. has impacted their record of achievement (the Tier 2 justification process may be used to review a candidate’s eligibility in such cases. Please contact UOIT’s Office of Research Services for more information: research@uoit.ca). For information regarding CRC Program eligibility criteria, please consult the following webpage: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s7.

FBIT is interested in candidates who will proactively advance equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities, curriculum and teaching and can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a respectful work and learning environment at UOIT.

Interested scholars are invited to submit an electronic application package through the UOIT website consisting of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing how your career achievements align with the CRC criteria.
  • A detailed current curriculum vitae (If applicable, explain any career interruptions that might have affected research productivity);
  • A concise description of current and future research plans
  • A sample of three key publications

The name and contact information of three referees. These referees may be asked by the University to provide letters of reference.

For further information on this position, applicants may contact the dean's executive assistant melissa.picard@uoit.ca. The recruitment committee will start reviewing applications and conducting interviews on September 10 and until a successful candidate is selected.

About The Faculty of Business and IT (FBIT)

FBIT is a dynamic and growing faculty with over fifty teaching and tenure-track faculty members who collaborate in providing market-driven programs. FBIT offers honours undergraduate degrees in Commerce (with major/minor in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, organizational behaviour and human resource management, marketing and technology management and minor in operations and supply chain management) and Information Technology (with majors in game development and entrepreneurship, networking and IT security and technology management). We offer a MBA, and a Master of IT Security (MITS) degree with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence in Security. MSc and PhD programs in Computer Science are offered jointly by the Faculties of Business and IT, Engineering and Science.

Faculty research is diverse and interdisciplinary, with a broad emphasis in the areas of finance, marketing, management, operations management, information technology, computer networks, computer security, immersive technology, user experience, and artificial intelligence.

Researchers partner with an array of small and large organizations and research institutions within Canada and internationally. Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories in commerce, information technology, computer security, computer networks, game development and health informatics. For more information on the Faculty, please visit: http://businessandit.uoit.ca/index.php.

About UOIT

UOIT has a strong reputation as a leading-edge learning environment while delivering innovative research. UOIT advances the creation and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through research collaborations with service organizations, NGO’s, industry and both formal and informal educational organizations.

UOIT is committed to and engaged in academic and research activities of international standards, especially those activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Research activity has grown dramatically with a research profile that is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. For detailed information please visit: http://research.uoit.ca/about/success-in-research/index.php.

UOIT is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the CRC nomination and appointment process and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jocelyn Churchill at jocelyn.churchill@uoit.ca or 905-721-8668 ext. 3679. For more information, see http://accessibility.uoit.ca/.

Our university is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation of qualified persons in underrepresented groups.  As such, we are requesting that you complete UOIT's Employment Equity Survey.The information will help us become more successful in our efforts and will not be used against you in any way.   Information obtained will used in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and will only be accessible to authorized personnel in the Human Resources department and will not be accessible to the search committee.  Only aggregate survey data will be disclosed to chair of the search committee at the closing of this search and the data will not reveal the identity of any applicant and will not attribute responses to any particular individual.

The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chairholders to work in Canada have been established by Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective agreement.

Job Location

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Campus Travel

N/A

Salary Grade

Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement