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Assistant Professor Positions at Simon Fraser University

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline is required, with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The School is seeking to fill positions in computational biology and big data science to support its recently established Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) positions. The School is searching for candidates in the areas of algorithms, data mining, genomics, machine learning and systems. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will also be considered. 

Simon Fraser University is consistently one of the top-ranked comprehensive universities in Canada, and the School of Computing Science is one of the leading Canadian computer science departments. The School currently has approximately 200 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, more than 1200 undergraduate majors, and 53 faculty members. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: 

The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Applications may be considered beyond this date, or until the position is filled. For additional information see The positions are subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. 

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, your research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three referees at: 

School of Computing Science 
Simon Fraser University 
8888 University Drive 
British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6 


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