[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty Position in Computer Science at University of Toronto

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs jessica.burgnerkahrs at utoronto.ca
Mon Dec 2 08:55:54 PST 2019

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Robotics, to begin on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or robotics or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We are interested in candidates in the following areas of robotics: biomimetic robotics, humanoid robotics, robot control, robot vision, medical robotics, assistive robotics, or human-robot interaction.

Excellence in research will be evidenced primarily by presentation at top ranked conferences and publications in high impact journals in robotics, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong reference letters by referees of top international stature. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials and teaching evaluations, as well as strong endorsements from referees.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in computer science research and education. UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto system, and the successful candidate will hold his/her appointment in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UTM and will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science. UTM is embarking on an ambitious expansion to its computer science program over the next several years and in the near term is focused on growing its research cluster in robotics. The successful candidate will complement the existing strengths<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__web.cs.toronto.edu_contact-2Dus_faculty-2Ddirectory_-23tenurestream&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKShMAMol4bwFu3VpFqF7LV6IBYEz_fFGMXaZU1pcDw&s=uwN_tEcm00YI5uHBle_E7eEHPApCnWsTpwpfC7xtuq0&e= > in robotics research and extend the range of robotics courses offered to computer science undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong, externally funded independent research program; and to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position comes with substantial start-up funding, including a significant new laboratory space allocation, resulting in a unique opportunity to extend a new research enterprise in a thriving metropolitan area.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is competitive with our North American peers.

Applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__academicjobsonline.org_ajo_jobs_14990&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKShMAMol4bwFu3VpFqF7LV6IBYEz_fFGMXaZU1pcDw&s=D0bKb5QDlS7dbsd4dLTjmAkEldDpn7CNyRtVPAEgQcE&e= , and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement and additional supporting materials such as sample course materials and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.

Review of applications will begin after December 9, 2019 and applicants should endeavour to have all materials submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional enquiries, please contact Julia Martyn, Chair's Assistant, at julia.martyn at utoronto.ca<mailto:julia.martyn at utoronto.ca>.

For more information about the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga see our website at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.utm.utoronto.ca_math-2Dcs-2Dstats_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKShMAMol4bwFu3VpFqF7LV6IBYEz_fFGMXaZU1pcDw&s=0EhxwRidK7UhekS_iiqhc94QqM7STA_3QdBGcaIDaU4&e= . Information about the Tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science can be found at www.cs.toronto.edu<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cs.toronto.edu_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKShMAMol4bwFu3VpFqF7LV6IBYEz_fFGMXaZU1pcDw&s=21oozLMCZmN_dvKIsyJLk756HVPiHSjbAJuiMIzETvw&e= >.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Jessica Burgner-Kahrs | Associate Professor
Director Continuum Robotics Laboratory

Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road | Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6 | Canada

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