Faculty Job Opportunities


Job ID: 29078
Location: Kelowna - UBC Okanagan
Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)
Job Category: Regular
Classification Title: Lecturer
Business Title: Lecturer
VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost&VPrncplAcdmc
Department: UBCO-IKBSAS-CmpSciMathPhyStats
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 2018/08/01
Job End Date: 2019/07/31
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2018/032/25
Available Openings: 2

Computer Science - Lecturer Positions


The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for two 12-month lecturer positions in Computer Science. The positions will be held in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, and are expected to start on August 1, 2018.

We seek applicants with a completed, or nearly completed, PhD in Computer Science or a related field by the time of appointment, relevant university teaching experience, and evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence. All fields of specialization will be considered. A full teaching load consists of 8 courses, based on a 3 + 3 load in Winter 2018-19 and 2 additional courses in the Summer.

Courses to be taught may include the following:
COSC 111 Computer Programming I (Java)
COSC 114 Vector Graphics and Animations
COSC 101 Digital Citizenship
COSC 222 Data Structures
COSC 305 Project Management
COSC 310 Software Engineering
COSC 328 Introduction to Networks
COSC 331 Principles of Computer Science
COSC 341 Human Computer Interaction
COSC 360 Web Programming
COSC 499 Capstone Software Engineering Project (counts as 2 courses)

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities.

Computer Science, at UBC's Okanagan campus, is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

Please contact Dr. Yves Lucet at yves.lucet@ubc.ca for additional information.

Applications are to be submitted online and should include:
i) a cover letter
ii) a curriculum vitae
iii) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; and
iv) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. recent teaching evaluations, if any),
v) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference if requested.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Ashlee Robinson by the deadline, at: ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca.
All documents must be submitted in electronic format using WORD or PDF files with the subject line, "Computer Science limited-term position."

Review of applications will start on March 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The deadline for receipts of applications is May 15, 2018. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job ID: 28242
Location: Kelowna - UBC Okanagan
Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)
Job Category: Regular
Classification Title: Asst Professor (without review)
Business Title: Asst Professor (without review)
VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost&VPrncplAcdmc
Department: UBCO-IKBSAS-CmpSciMathPhyStats
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 2018/07/01
Job End Date: 2019/06/30 Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2017/12/22
Available Openings: 1

Data Science - Assistant Professor (Limited Term)


The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a limited-term position in Data Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is for a maximum duration of 3-years, renewable annually. The successful candidate will be a member of the data science cluster in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field with a focus area related to data science. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity and proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research. They must also demonstrate commitment to student mentoring and supervision, excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching appropriate to career stage, and an interest in graduate supervision. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in any of the following broad areas: (i) cloud computing and distributed systems, preferably with networking and service architecture knowledge; (ii) machine learning, data analytics, and big data, preferably with a focus on neural networks; (iii) cyber security and networking; or (iv) data visualization, especially in AR/VR/MR.

The ability to integrate one's expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on the campus and to enhance existing strengths in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Optimization, and/or Engineering is highly desirable and will be a significant asset. The appointee is also expected to make connections with industry partners to support research and learning partnerships.

The successful candidate should be able to teach in core areas of computer science, with a particular focus on courses within the recently launched undergraduate and graduate programs in data science. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary unit of more than 25 faculty members with research clusters in optimization, medical physics, and data science. It is also very active in the scholarship of teaching and science education. Within Computer Science, in particular, there is dynamic research in artificial intelligence and network science; data integration, big data, and internet of things; modeling, optimization, and computer-aided analysis.

The Department is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online and should include:
i) a cover letter
ii) a curriculum vitae
iii) a research statement
iv) a statement of teaching philosophy
v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching/course evaluations), and
vi) the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Ashlee Robinson by the deadline, at: ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Yves Lucet at: yves.lucet@ubc.ca. All correspondence, including referees' letters, must indicate the competition title (Data Science Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is December 22, 2017. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply Now

Job ID: 28243
Location: Kelowna - UBC Okanagan
Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)
Job Category: Regular
Classification Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)
Business Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)
VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost&VPrncplAcdmc
Department: UBCO-IKBSAS-CmpSciMathPhyStats
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 2018/07/01
Job End Date: 2019/06/30
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2017/12/22
Available Openings: 1

Data Science - Assistant Professor


The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a position in Data Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the data science cluster in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field with a focus area related to data science. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity and proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research. They must also demonstrate commitment to student mentoring and supervision, excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching appropriate to career stage, and an interest in graduate supervision. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in any of the following broad areas: (i) cloud computing and distributed systems, preferably with networking and service architecture knowledge; (ii) machine learning, data analytics, and big data, preferably with a focus on neural networks; (iii) cyber security and networking; or (iv) data visualization, especially in AR/VR/MR.

The ability to integrate one's expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on the campus and to enhance existing strengths in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Optimization, and/or Engineering is highly desirable and will be a significant asset. The appointee is also expected to make connections with industry partners to support research and learning partnerships.

The successful candidate should be able to teach in core areas of computer science, with a particular focus on courses within the recently launched undergraduate and graduate programs in data science. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary unit of more than 25 faculty members with research clusters in optimization, medical physics, and data science. It is also very active in the scholarship of teaching and science education. Within Computer Science, in particular, there is dynamic research in artificial intelligence and network science; data integration, big data, and internet of things; modeling, optimization, and computer-aided analysis.

The Department is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online and should include:
i) a cover letter
ii) a curriculum vitae
iii) a research statement
iv) a statement of teaching philosophy
v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching/course evaluations), and
vi) the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Ashlee Robinson by the deadline, at: ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Yves Lucet at: yves.lucet@ubc.ca. All correspondence, including referees' letters, must indicate the competition title (Data Science Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is December 22, 2017. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply Now

Job ID: 28239
Location: Kelowna - UBC Okanagan
Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)
Job Category: Regular
Classification Title: Instructor without review
Business Title: Instructor without review
VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost&VPrncplAcdmc
Department: UBCO-IKBSAS-CmpSciMathPhyStats
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 2018/07/01
Job End Date: 2019/06/30
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2017/12/22
Available Openings: 1

Data Science - Instructor (Limited Term)


The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a limited-term position in Data Science, at the rank of Instructor. The appointment is for a maximum duration of 3-years, renewable annually. The successful candidate will be a member of the data science cluster in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related field; with a strong record of relevant university-level teaching; demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence; and promise of education leadership. Knowledge of analytics techniques (including modelling, uncertainty quantification, and modern simulation methods) is essential, as is familiarity with tools such as. Hadoop, R, Python, Tableau, and SAS.

The appointee is required to keep abreast of current developments in the field of data science and related pedagogy, but there is no requirement to undertake research activities. Nevertheless, the ability to integrate one's expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on the campus and to enhance existing strengths in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Optimization, and/or Engineering is desirable and will be a significant asset.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in core areas of statistics, with a particular focus on courses within the recently launched undergraduate and graduate programs in data science. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary unit of more than 25 faculty members with research clusters in optimization, medical physics, and data science. It is home to several Instructors who are active in the scholarship of teaching.

The Department is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online and should include:
i) a cover letter
ii) a curriculum vitae
iii) a statement of teaching philosophy
iv) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching/course evaluations), and
v) the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Ashlee Robinson by the deadline, at: ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Yves Lucet at: yves.lucet@ubc.ca. All correspondence, including referees' letters, must indicate the competition title (Data Science Instructor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is December 22, 2017. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply Now

Job ID: 28375
Location: Kelowna - UBC Okanagan
Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)
Job Category: Regular
Classification Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)
Business Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)
VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost&VPrncplAcdmc
Department: UBCO-IKBSAS-CmpSciMathPhyStats
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 2018/07/01
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2018/01/15
Available Openings: 1

Computer Science/Media Studies - Assistant Professor


The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science, with a focus on User Experience (UX) and specialization in any of the following areas: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), data visualization, animation, virtual/augmented/mixed reality. The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter.

This is a joint appointment in the Media Studies program, which is offered collaboratively by the IKBSAS and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics (http://cosc.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html).

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field with a focus area related to media studies. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity and proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research. They must also demonstrate commitment to student mentoring and supervision, excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching appropriate to career stage, and an interest in graduate supervision.

The ability to integrate one's expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on campus, and to enhance existing strengths in Computer Science, Data Science, Media Studies, Mathematics, Optimization, and/or Engineering is highly desirable and will be a significant asset. The appointee is also expected to make connections with industry partners to support research and learning partnerships.

The successful candidate should be able to teach in core areas of computer science, with a particular focus on courses within the recently launched media studies program. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary unit of more than 25 faculty members with research clusters in optimization, medical physics, and data science. It is also very active in the scholarship of teaching and science education. Within Computer Science, in particular, there is dynamic research in artificial intelligence and network science; data integration, big data, and internet of things; modeling, optimization, and computer-aided analysis.

The Department is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online and should include:
i) a cover letter
ii) a curriculum vitae
iii) a research statement
iv) a statement of teaching philosophy
v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching/course evaluations), and
vi) the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Ashlee Robinson by the deadline, at: ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Yves Lucet at: yves.lucet@ubc.ca. All correspondence, including referees' letters, must indicate the competition title (Computer Science/Media Studies Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.

Apply Now