Computer Science - Assistant or Associate Professor (Big Data Visual Analytics)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-10-19

Faculty of Science

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Big Data Visual Analytics - UOIT12-390

Competition No: UOIT12-390

Appointment Type: Assistant or Associate Professor

The Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment in Big Data Visual Analytics. The Faculty is seeking an internationally recognized researcher with the potential to lead the emerging field of big data visual analytics to address critical challenges of collecting and properly interpreting large volumes of heterogeneous, messy and uncertain data sets, facilitated by modern computing technology. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and have extensive knowledge of how the problems of big data visual analytics cross many subfields of computer science (databases, artificial, intelligence, information intelligence, information retrieval, graphics, and human computer interaction). In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience leading collaborative/interdisciplinary research teams. The candidate's research program should inform, support, and help domain experts interpret large data collections.

As an innovative university, UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. The vision for research at UOIT is to be committed to and engaged in academic and research activities of national and international standards, especially those activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Research activity at this young university has grown dramatically with a research profile that is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT's commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including nine Canada Research Chairs. For detailed information please visit:

Professors who are experts in their fields from around the world teach the university's more than 9000 undergraduate and graduate students. As Ontario's first laptop-based university, UOIT offers a diverse array of challenging undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its faculties of Business and Information Technology; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Science and Humanities.

UOIT provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers in the Faculty of Science and across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. The Faculty of Science is committed to excellence and innovation in technology-enhanced interdisciplinary research and teaching, which is relevant to the needs of society and our surroundings. The Faculty of Science promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students. Undergraduate programs offered through the Faculty include programs in Biological Science, Chemistry, Computing Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Within these disciplines, programs are tailored and include innovative programs such as Digital Media. Graduate studies in the Faculty of Science offer students the opportunity to complete an MSc and/or PhD in Applied Bioscience, Computer Science, Materials Science (offered in conjunction with Trent University), and Modelling and Computer Science.

The CRC candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and should demonstrate extensive research experience in big data visual analytics. It is essential that the candidate demonstrate commitment to research excellence, have the ability to develop collaborative research partnerships, the ability to conduct a dynamic and world-class research program, and exhibit strong teaching and communication skills. Appointment to this tenured or tenure-track faculty position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2012 until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to with the applicant's name and the competition number in the subject line.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at


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