[Bioperl-l] faculty position available

Tony Kusalik kusalik@cs.usask.ca
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 kusalik@cs.usask.ca

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 
community services.

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.