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Careers are Built at Brock.

As a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara, Brock University offers unique opportunities in leadership, teaching, research, student support services, and administration. We have a history of developing the strength and career potential of our employees.

We are on the cusp of something new and exciting. We are launching into our next 50 years and are looking for people with passion, energy, and a strong desire to help our students achieve their goals.

Experience Brock, experience success.

Experience the Benefits of Working at Brock.

Learning and career development are natural elements of an academic environment. At Brock, career development is ingrained in our culture. On average, 45- 60% of our staff position hires are a result of internal movement**. Our Senior Leadership, Staff, and Faculty help drive our collaborative culture. Learn more about how our employees feel about their employment experience at Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca/careers/testmonials.

** 2016 metrics

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Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .
February 25, 2021

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.

About the positions

The Department of Computer Science at Brock University invites applications for 2 probationary tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2021. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Each successful candidate will be expected to engage in a program of research, teach courses, supervise student theses and course work, participate in the affairs of the program, and fulfill service commitments to the program and the university. A successful applicant should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including an interest in teaching foundational and core computer science, and applied computing.

Applicants must hold a recently completed Ph.D. (2016 or later) in Computer Science. Applicants close to finishing their Ph.D. may be considered. The specific requirements for the 2 positions are as follows. (1) Data Science: This position must show evidence of successful research in data science. Areas of interest include security, databases, data visualization, and big data. This position will be expected to help support a new BSc in Data Science and Analytics, as well as a new PhD in Intelligent Systems and Data Science. (2) Open to any research area of computer science: This position will show evidence of successful research in topics that diversify the department’s current research strengths. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Note that one of the positions will be expected to assist in development of courses for a new engineering program being planned at Brock.

Notes

Interested candidates are invited to electronically submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the contact information for 3 academic references via the online application system.

(Note: maximum file size of 5MB per attachment upload.) Please do not email application material to the department.

Review of applications will begin in late February 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Brian Ross (Department Chair, [email protected]). Although we appreciate all applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all interested candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be considered in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.

About the department

Faculty members in the Department pursue research in many areas of computer science, as well as transdisciplinary research. We offer an MSc in Computer Science degree, with thesis and project streams. Planning is at an advanced stage for a Ph.D. degree program offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department offers degree programs for four-year BSc honours, major, Co-op honours, and combined honours with various other disciplines. The Department provides a minor in Applied Computing. The department partners with other departments, faculties and institutions to offer cross-disciplinary honours programs in Computing and Business (Faculty of Business), Computing and Solid-State Device Technology (Physics), Computing and Network Communications (Sheridan College), and Game Programming (Interactive Arts and Science and Niagara College). A new Data Science and Analytics degree is in preparation (with Mathematics and Statistics, and the Faculty of Business). More information about the Department is available at www.cosc.brocku.ca.
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questionsincluded in the questionnaireat thetime ofapplication.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: [email protected] to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a result of Brock University’s current remote operational model, interviews at this time will be conducted virtually.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca

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