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  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics
    School of Computing
    Queen's University

    Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics @ Queen's University Canada

    The School of Computing, Faculty of Arts and Science and the Department of
    Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s
    University invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position as
    a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics, with
    a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. The appointment will be at the
    rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the level of
    experience of the successful candidate. This position is subject to final
    budgetary approval by the University.

    Candidates must hold a PhD degree. The successful candidate will have a
    background in computer science, though consideration will be given to those
    with equivalent training and demonstrable abilities and focus in
    bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or biomedical data science. The
    ideal candidate will demonstrate that they are an outstanding scientist and
    educator with passion, energy, and a strong vision for innovative research
    in biomedical computing. The preferred candidate must demonstrate
    comprehensive expertise in one or more of the following areas of biomedical
    computing specializations: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Analytics,
    Physiological Modeling and Analytics, Medical Imaging, Feature Extraction
    and Classification and Applications of Machine Learning on Biomedical Data.
    Evidence of clinical health research collaborations or strong
    potential/ability to attract clinical health collaborative initiatives is an
    asset.

    The preferred candidate must have a distinguished record of accomplishment
    in discovery and innovative research, and an ability to collaborate with
    colleagues in the School of Computing and Department of Biomedical and
    Molecular Sciences, as well as with other scientists and clinical
    researchers at Queen’s University. The successful candidate is expected to
    be part of a Queen’s-wide Data Sciences cluster involving the Faculty of
    Arts and Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the
    Faculty of Health Sciences and the Smith School of Business. The candidate
    will also be involved in the planned Queen’s Data Analytics Institute with
    excellent opportunities for funding and collaboration.

    As part of the submitted application, the successful candidate will: (i)
    provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates
    potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and
    an externally-funded world-class research program; and (ii) demonstrate
    strong potential to make outstanding teaching contributions at both the
    undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and
    pedagogical excellence in support of the Departments’ programs. Applicants
    will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively
    in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful
    applicant will be strongly encouraged to apply for external funding to
    support the supervision and training of students and other highly qualified
    personnel.

    Queen’s University is host to numerous research centres and research groups,
    housing scientists with research interests that will complement the
    successful applicant. These include the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC
    Queen’s Chronic Pain Clinic at Hotel-Dieu Hospital); the Cardiac,
    Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit
    (QCPU); and the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). These groups and
    units maintain extensive regional, national and global research
    collaborations. Additionally, the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at
    Queen’s delivers a world-class high-performance computing environment and
    storage resources.

    Canada Research Chairs are established as part of a national strategy to
    foster research excellence. The candidate must meet the requirements for the
    position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Tier 2 Canada
    Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who are less
    than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination.
    Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree due to
    career breaks may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through
    the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For full program information,
    including further details on eligibility criteria, please consult the CRC
    website: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.

    The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s
    is committed to diversity and inclusion and has an employment equity program
    that meets the goals of the Canada Research Chairs program and the
    requirements of our collective agreement with the Faculty Association. Until
    such time as we have met our equity targets
    (http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards-chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-cr
    cp),
    preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups
    under the Canada Research Chairs program: women, Indigenous/Aboriginal
    peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons/visible
    minorities. All applicants will be invited to self-identify once they have
    applied; those who wish to be considered under our employment equity
    provisions are required to self-identify. Self-identification information
    will be held in confidence by the Equity Office and one member of the
    selection committee. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
    however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian
    citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

    To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical
    information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian
    citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their
    country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one
    of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident
    of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of
    Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed
    incomplete.

    A complete application consists of:
    • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
    citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
    • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of
    publications, awards, and grants received);
    • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
    • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching
    portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
    • Applicants should arrange for ***THREE*** letters of recommendation to be
    sent directly to Chair of Faculty Search Committee at
    hiring.letters@cs.queensu.ca by the closing date of ***August 1, 2018***. At
    least one of referees must be at arm’s length.

    The deadline for applications is August 1, 2018. Applications will continue
    to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to
    send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to
    Dr. Hossam Hassanein, Director of the School of Computing, Queen’s
    University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 at BMC.CRC2@cs.queensu.ca.

    The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to
    applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into
    account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation
    during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in the School of
    Computing at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca.

    Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement
    between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association
    (QUFA), which is posted at
    http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collecti
    ve-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

    Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Provost. Only
    nominees external to Queen’s University will be considered. (Please note
    that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and
    Adjunct-1s will be considered as external nominees.)
 


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