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Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor

Discipline/Field: Software Engineering

Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering

Home Department/Area/Division: Computer Science and Engineering

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2013 York University is delighted to announce the creation of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Supported by a generous donation from Pierre Lassonde and by the Government of Ontario and York University, totalling more than $100M, this ambitious project builds on the successes of the present School of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, and Space Engineering. We are currently expanding with new programs in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. The Software Engineering position will be in York's Department of Computer Science and Engineering (to be renamed Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), which is a leading academic and research department in Canada, with 45 research-active faculty members, offering a range of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Digital Media, and Computer Security, as well as research-intensive MSc, MASc and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.

Lassonde School of Engineering Software Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Software Engineering, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, York University, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position calls for research excellence in Software Engineering with an emphasis on mission-critical systems, dependable safety-critical systems, industrial-strength formal methods for software systems, high-assurance business and mobile systems, and rigorous methods for verifying, validating and certifying software systems. Outstanding candidates in all areas of software engineering are invited to apply. This position will play a key role in the development of the Software Engineering Program within the Lassonde School of Engineering. The position is to commence July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Software Engineering or a related field, post-doctoral experience and an outstanding research record, and will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program. The successful candidate shall demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession by being licensed as a Professional Engineer, or by becoming licensed soon after appointment. Applicants should also demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Further information about the Department of Computer Science and Engineering can be found at

All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applicants should forward (as hard copy, only) a curriculum vitae, an outline of their research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and single copies of three publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference (hard copies) forwarded. All application material must be received by November 15, 2012 and should be addressed to:

Chair, Search Committee for Software Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, 1012M, Lassonde Building York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3 Tel: (416) 650-8135 Email:

Posting End Date: November 15, 2012

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2012/11/12 16:35