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David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Applications are invited for the following faculty positions:

David R. Cheriton Chair in Software Systems
Tenured Faculty Position

Lecturer Positions

NOTE: Applications are now closed for the following faculty positions:

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions

Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position


David R. Cheriton Chair in Software Systems
Tenured Faculty Position

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites applications for one tenured (associate or full professor) faculty and research chair position.

The Cheriton Chairs were created to support world-leading research in traditional and emerging areas of Computer Science and interdisciplinary fields. An outstanding researcher is sought for one endowed Cheriton Chair at the rank of associate or full professor, with tenure. The chair includes substantial research support and teaching reduction. The successful applicant is expected to lead an innovative and high-impact research program, to engage actively in graduate student supervision, and to contribute to the overall development and reputation of the school. Candidates are expected to have an outstanding research record in Software Systems (very broadly defined). A PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required and rank and salary will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $150,000 – $200,000 and negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The appointment is expected to commence during the 2018 calendar year.

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest computer science school in Canada, with 89 faculty members. It enjoys an excellent reputation in pure and applied research and houses a diverse research program of international stature. Because of its recognized capabilities, the school attracts exceptionally well-qualified students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the University of Waterloo has an enlightened intellectual property policy that vests all rights in the inventor. Please see the school’s website for more information: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca.

To submit an application, please register at the submission site: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/faculty-recruiting. Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your full application. Applications will be considered when they are complete and as long as positions are available. However, full consideration is assured only for applications received by November 30, 2017.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.

Lecturer Positions

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites applications for two (2) two-year definite-term faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer. A master’s degree in computer science or a related field, awarded or anticipated, is required, but preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree. Candidates are also expected to have teaching experience. Interest in online course development is welcome. This position will normally have a teaching load of five one-term courses per year and administrative and other duties as determined by the Director of the School. Other duties may consist of an additional course, academic advising, or other significant administrative duty. Typical administrative duties will consist of serving on school committees and participating in recruiting and outreach events. Reappointment at the end of the term is possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $75,000 to $100,000 and negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The appointments are expected to commence during the 2018 calendar year.

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest computer science school in Canada, with 89 faculty members. It enjoys an excellent reputation in pure and applied research and houses a diverse research program of international stature. Because of its recognized capabilities, the school attracts exceptionally well-qualified students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the University of Waterloo has an enlightened intellectual property policy that vests all rights in the inventor. Please see the school’s website for more information: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca.

To submit an application, please register at the submission site: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/lecturer-recruiting. Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your full application. Applications will be considered when they are complete and as long as positions are available. However, full consideration is assured for applications received by April 14, 2018.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.