[Bioperl-l] faculty position available
Wed, 06 Dec 2000 15:53:01 -0600
At the Department of Computer Science at the University of
Saskatchewan, we have several openings for faculty positions.
At least one of the positions we are trying to fill is in the area
of bioinformatics. The "generic" advertisment is below.
However, there have some exciting initiatives and opportunities
specifically in the area of bioinformatics to be aware of:
- The University recently received a CFI grant to establish
a $900K bioinformatics laboratory.
The laboratory involves researchers from 6 different departments
as two national research centers located on campus. The laboratory
will start "coming on stream" in the early spring of 2001.
- NRC's Plant Biotechnology Institute and Agriculture
and Agri-Food Canada's Saskatoon Research Centre (both on
campus) are each establishing bioinformatics centres, and welcome
collaborations with faculty from the Dept of Comp. Sci. at the UofS.
- The UofS will have Canada's only synchotron light source. This
facility is under construction, and when complete, will be a nation-wide
source for X-ray crystallographic data.
- The Department and University are pursuing the introduction of an
undergraduate program in bioinformatics.
If you would like more information about bioinformatics at the
UofS, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
General ad follows ...
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan
has arguably the best climate in Canada. The friendly and supportive
environment is ideal for helping new academics to get established.
The collegiality and the healthy mix of teaching and research makes
the Department an ideal place to launch a successful academic career.
With substantial growth planned across all areas of Computer Science,
the Department is seeking several good candidates.
Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions at the
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level to start July 1,
2001. The Department is interested in outstanding candidates from all
areas of computer science. However, preference will be given to
candidates interested in areas of database systems, software
engineering, bioinformatics, computer networks, hardware systems, or
human-computer interaction. We are seeking motivated researchers who
are interested in collaborative, applied research that cuts across
traditional boundaries. A successful applicant will be expected to
build and sustain a strong research program and to make a commitment
to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or
Located in Saskatoon, one of Canada's most liveable cities, the
University of Saskatchewan is a major Western Canadian university
with a wide range of academic programs and approximately 18,000
students. The city of Saskatoon is known as Canada's best place to
raise a family, with safe neighbourhoods, excellent schools and great
The Department of Computer Science is highly respected both locally
and nationally for the quality of its academic programs and research.
The Department is well known for its collegiality and supportive
environment. It offers graduate programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D.
levels, with approximately 65 students enrolled. There are
professionally accredited undergraduate programs in Computer Science
and in Software Engineering. The Department produces over 100 BSc's
each year. Home to a diverse collection of vigorous research
programs, the Department is seeking to develop new multi-disciplinary
initiatives in a variety of areas including electronic commerce,
bioinformatics, pervasive computing and telecommunications to
complement its existing strengths.
For further information about the Department, see
http://www.cs.usask.ca. Please direct applications or inquiries to
the Department Chair:
Professor Jim Greer
Department of Computer Science
57 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9
Applications, including curriculum vitae and the names and addresses
of three references, will be accepted until all position are filled.
Applications are invited from qualified individuals regardless of
their immigration status in Canada. The University of Saskatchewan is
to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal
people, people with disabilities, and visible minorities) are
encouraged to self-identify on their applications. Special efforts
will be made to assist with locating positions for spouses.