JOB POSTING: Concordia University Three research chair positions: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics


Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 230 professors. With 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs, the School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit: concordia.ca/ginacody

The Gina Cody School is seeking three outstanding candidate for the newly created research chair positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the aforementioned areas or in other related areas may also be considered. Each position represents a five-year renewable research chair that comes with an attractive research package.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field, with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering or similar engineering disciplines with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related area. She/he will conduct independent scholarly research, and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. As this is a senior research chair appointment, the incumbent is expected to provide leadership in their research area through initiatives that may include large team-based grants.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Cybersecurity and Internet of Things and possess a strong expertise in several of the following areas: cyber-security, cyber-physical systems, IoT security, cellular IoT, consumer and industrial IoT, advanced networking in IoT, edge computing, IoT for smart cities, and big data in IoT with a demonstrated ability to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings. Applicants must hold a PhD in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related engineering field. She/he shall have an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and committed to excellence in teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The ideal candidate is an internationally recognized researcher with an exceptional scholarly record, and has proven leadership qualities, and the ability to collaborate with industry. She/he is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the supervision of Masters and PhD students and attract strong external funding. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: fundamental research in machine learning or deep learning, and applications to areas such as natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and medical imaging. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in artificial intelligence in the department and have rich opportunities for intellectual interaction and collaboration with other leading researchers and in industry.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Concordia’s search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates and quote reference 3950 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering, reference 3951 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things and reference 3952 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence.

All applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.

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Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.