Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position in Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expires on: March 10, 2023

University of British Columbia
Computer Science

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for one full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of artificial intelligence or machine learning, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The department has an additional preference (but not a requirement) for candidates whose work makes interdisciplinary connections to Economics. Appointment at a higher rank may be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications and experience.

This position is offered as part of a new, interdisciplinary research cluster, AI Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) within UBC’s Centre for AI Decision-making and Action (CAIDA). CAIDA consists of over 100 researchers whose research leverages AI; AIM-SI will hire 5 new faculty members across three departments: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics; the first two were already hired last year.  Those recruited will join over a dozen existing researchers who are highly active in the core AI Methods research community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field and must demonstrate evidence of research success and a high potential to be leaders in their research field. The successful candidate should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and will be expected to develop an independent research program in an area that complements existing Department expertise and aligns with opportunities at UBC. The successful candidate will be expected to effectively supervise Computer Science graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate Computer Science courses, and actively participate in departmental activities.

Candidates will have strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and a commitment to creating a welcoming community where those who are historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized are treated equitably, feel respected, and belong.

UBC is ranked as the top CS program in Canada and in the top 25 Computer Science departments worldwide, with over 2500 undergrads, 240 grads, and 64 faculty including 16 new hires in the past three years.  Faculty members excel in both theory and methods research as well as collaborative research with domain-area experts.

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