Department Chair of Computer Science

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Department Chair
Department of Computer Science

University of Victoria

We invite applications for the position of Chair of the Department of
Computer Science as a tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor
effective on or before September 1, 2022. Candidates should have a
Ph.D. in the field of Computer Science.

Candidates will usually have a strong record of teaching, research and
service at a university, but candidates from industry with a strong
research and teaching record, who have been recognized for their
mentorship and leadership are also encouraged to apply. The successful
candidate will have a demonstrated track record for, strong academic
leadership, a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and
strong teaching and scholarly activities.

The Department, situated within the Faculty of Engineering and
Computer Science, offers B.Sc. Major, Honours and minor degrees in
Computer Science and a Bachelor of Software Engineering program,
jointly offered with the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering. It offers several joint programs combining Computer
Science with Geography, Health Information Sciences, Mathematics,
Music, Physics, Psychology, Statistics and Visual Arts. The department
offers Masters and Doctoral programs and there are currently 133
graduate students. It also offers a one-year course-based Master of
Engineering in Applied Data Science, jointly with the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering. Both undergraduate and graduate
students can benefit from a cooperative education program.

There are currently 33 faculty members, fifteen members having joined
the Department in the past five years, creating a dynamic environment
with opportunities for growth and development. The
Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) building opened in Oct. 2006 and
the Department has two Canada Research Chairs and CFI funded
laboratories. There is a planned extension to the ECS building, which
will include multi-disciplinary space. More information on the
Department is available at


Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer
Science, the Chair of the department is responsible for providing
strategic and administrative leadership to the department’s programs.
The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain the
confidence and cooperation of the department and provide leadership in
the pursuit of excellence in Teaching, Research and Scholarly
Activity. In addition to the regular academic duties, they will
promote equity, diversity and inclusion; uphold and foster collegial
governance with the department, the Dean’s Office, and other
administrative units of the University; advocate for and support
faculty members, staff and students in their work; and effectively and
efficiently manage the department’s administrative affairs, exercising
good judgment in decision-making. High-level interpersonal skills,
good judgment, a consultative and collegial approach, and a proven
record of success as a leader in an academic setting is required. For
more information, please review the Position profile and the Duties of
the Chair, page 152 of the University of Victoria Collective Agreement.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter outlining past
experience in leadership and teaching and scholarly activities, a
curriculum vitae, a one-page EDI statement, and the contact
information for at least six references, to addressed to the Faculty of Engineering
and Computer Science. You are asked to upload your C.V. and other
personal information to this service, which is provided for the
convenience of you and your referees. The service stores data on
servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the
custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may
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If you do not wish to use this service, please submit your complete
application package to:

Dean Mina Hoorfar

CSC Chair Search Committee
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 2Y2

In order to be considered, applications must be received by March 8,
2022. The committee will start reviewing applications in late
February, 2022.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential
and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of
Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic
sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research
hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the
planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound
passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary
environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in
exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live,
learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and
its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and
vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for
discovery and innovation.

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands
of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a
way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of
equity, diversity and inclusion in its living, learning and work
environments. In pursuit of its values, UVic seeks members who work
respectfully and constructively with differences and across all levels
of power. UVic actively encourages applications from members of groups
experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career
interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research
achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application
the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for
any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty
Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic
and Provost at Any personal information provided
will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by
the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by
the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; in accordance with
Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian and permanent residents
will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if
you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


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