Associate Professor/Professor – Artificial Intelligence/ Data Science/ Information Engineering


  • Professional
  • Toronto, ON
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Expires on: January 16, 2020

University of Toronto
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time, tenure stream faculty position in the area of data-driven Industrial Engineering at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, starting July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in industrial engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. Candidates will have an established international reputation in the development and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) methodologies for Information Engineering. Candidates will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have previous experience in graduate student supervision, and undergraduate teaching in both AI/ML and Information Engineering. It is preferred that candidates have an undergraduate degree in engineering and to be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and departmental service. Evidence of an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching are required.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in research through an established international reputation, as demonstrated by leadership in the academic community, editorships, research output, awards and accolades. Excellence in research will be evidenced primarily by sustained contributions and the quality of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals and conferences, the submitted research statement, strong letters of reference from referees of high international standing, and noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.

Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, excellent teaching evaluations, strong endorsements from referees, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto is home to the top mechanical and industrial engineering programs in Canada. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a substantial article-length writing sample, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact chair@mie.utoronto.ca.

Applicants must also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead and signed) directly to the department via e-mail to chair@mie.utoronto.ca. Reference letters must be received by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by the closing date of January 7, 2020.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format.

For more information on the University of Toronto, and the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, please visit our website: http://www.mie.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.