Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Priority areas include:
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics, AI for Science
  • All areas of computer science, including multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research.

  • Excellent faculty members are sought who will enhance the School’s strengths. Positions will normally be at the probationary (tenure track) assistant professor level. Appointments with tenure, at the associate and full professor level, are possible as circumstances warrant. At least one hire in each of the targeted areas is planned. All successful applicants are expected to engage actively in graduate student supervision and teaching, to contribute to the overall development of the School, and to be, or to have demonstrated the potential to be, leaders in their research field. A PhD in computer science, or equivalent, is required. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $130,000 – $180,000, and negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024; however, alternate start dates may be negotiated.

    The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest computer science school in Canada, with 114 faculty members. It enjoys an excellent reputation in theoretical and applied research and houses a diverse research program of international stature. Because of its recognized capabilities, the School attracts exceptionally well-qualified students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the University of Waterloo has an enlightened intellectual property policy that vests all rights in the inventor. Please see the School’s website for more information: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/about/open-positions .

    To submit an application, please register at the submission site: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/faculty-recruiting . Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your full application. Applications received by November 30, 2023 will be given full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

    The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations: https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous/ .

    The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. It regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

    The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Occupational Health at occupationalhealth@uwaterloo.ca . The office will work with the selection committee to secure accommodation while ensuring that the information is safeguarded and confidentiality is maintained .

    If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Professors Stephen Mann and Olga Veksler, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, at cs-recruiting@uwaterloo.ca .

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

    Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo .