November 22, 2017

School of Info Tech, Faculty of Liberal Arts Professional Studies, York University, is seeking a tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor (Big Data & Data Analytics)


Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Applied Big Data and Data Analytics
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Information Technology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
The School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a particular research focus on Applied Big Data and Data Analytics, although exceptional applicants in other areas of Information Technology may be considered.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a closely related field, and a strong research record, appropriate to their stage of career. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service; is expected to develop a strong, independent, externally funded research program; publish in top-tier venues; supervise graduate students; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and contribute to the curricular and institutional growth of the School. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Located in Toronto, the School of Information Technology at York University is unique in its interdisciplinary and applied approach to Information Technology research and education. Situated among some of the top Liberal Arts, Business and Engineering programs in the country, the School offers an ideal environment for developing research and educational initiatives that cross disciplinary boundaries and approach the study of Information Technology from new and unexplored angles. Home to some of the best reputed scholars in their field, the School features a strong tradition of externally funded research and industrial collaborations. The city of Toronto offers an industrially and culturally vibrant and diverse environment and a multitude of opportunities for professional and intellectual growth.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To be considered for the position applicants should submit: (a) a signed cover letter; (b) a detailed curriculum vitae; (c) a statement of research; (d) a statement of teaching; and (e) three signed confidential letters of academic reference. Applicants should submit their applications at . Reference letters should be submitted directly by referees to:

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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