Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for several tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval. Hiring at the Associate level will normally require already having achieved tenure elsewhere.
Our department recognizes the historical and persistent barriers that members of equity groups have faced, especially with entering the computer science profession and we further recognize the tremendous value that members with diverse identities, perspectives, thoughts and scholarship bring. We therefore, strongly encourage applications from members of one or more of the following equity-deserving groups: those who identify as women, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
The department is in a strong growth phase. As such, we are currently seeking strong candidates in all areas of computer science, but with particular interest in Cybersecurity, Human-Computer Interaction, Networking, Programming Languages, Robotics, Theory, and Visual Computing.
We are accepting applications for tenure stream positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in:
- Human-Computer Interaction (at least 1)
- Programming Languages (at least 1)
- Cybersecurity (at least 1)
- All areas of Computer Science (several more)
Hiring at the Associate level will normally require already having achieved tenure elsewhere.
Successful candidates will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and generates cutting-edge, high quality research; contributing to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students; contributing to the development of curricula and course design in our graduate and undergraduate programs; and engaging in the life of the Department, Faculty and University through service activities.
Successful candidates shall hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, by the date of appointment. In addition, the successful candidates must present evidence of:
- strong scholarly research that is active, innovative and impactful. This can be evidenced by achievements such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades;
- excellence in teaching through a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available;
- strong communication and expository skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
- strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature or by individuals within the community in which the candidate has made significant achievements, who are recognized as leaders or influencers and are in a position to assess the quality of the candidate's output;
- a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, lived experience, and scholarly research or creative activities, including making learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population and an ability to improve the diversity of our department and programs; and
- an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.
Toronto Metropolitan University
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Toronto Metropolitan is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science consists of 26 faculty members, 9 staff, 5 postdoctoral fellows, 57 PhD students, 53 MSc students, and almost 2000 undergraduate students. Our faculty prides itself on the quality, breadth and depth of its research in a department recognized among the top in Canada. We are also committed to excellence in teaching, including the application and research of novel computer science education pedagogies. We seek a candidate that will augment our existing research and teaching strengths, bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences.
The Department of Computer Science has made a commitment to bringing undergraduate admissions close to gender parity by 2025. Currently, the representation of women in our programs is 22%, 26% and 41% in our undergraduate, MSc and PhD programs, respectively.
Our Department is on a growth trajectory and in subsequent years, we will continue to hire in a broad range of sub-disciplines.
Working at Toronto Metropolitan
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.
Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.
TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.
Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. For guaranteed consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2023. The positions will remain open until filled. A complete application must contain the following:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a detailed research plan of no more than 5 pages, in NSERC Discovery Grant format;
- a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and results of teaching evaluations if available;
- a statement of equity, diversity and inclusion philosophy around your practice, research and teaching methods, including an explanation of how you would contribute to the diversity of our department; and
- names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Candidates who are not Canadian citizens but are citizens of the U.S., Mexico or Chile and/or who are fluent in French are also encouraged to apply.
Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Dave Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at email@example.com.
Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact email@example.com
We thank applicants in advance for their applications; however only applicants under consideration will be contacted about their candidacy.