Endowed Chair in Computer Systems

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus, is seeking candidates with exceptional scientific records in the area of Computer Systems, broadly defined, for a fully endowed chair at the rank of tenured Professor, made possible by a generous donation to the department by David Cheriton, a distinguished Stanford Professor and UBC alumnus. UBC Computer Science (www.cs.ubc.ca ) ranks among the top departments in North America, with 54 tenure-track faculty, 200 graduate students, and 1500 undergraduates.

The successful candidate must demonstrate sustained research and teaching excellence judged by the following key factors: i) publication record in the highest caliber international computer science systems, networking, operating systems, distributed systems, and security conferences and journals; ii) impact on the field and/or industry resulting from his or her publications, or resulting from other research artifacts such as software; iii) successful mentorship of graduate students, and collaboration with other researchers in the field; iv) teaching of both undergraduate and graduate courses and department service; and v) external funding and leadership within his or her research community. Preference will be given to candidates that have built or contributed to the building of real software systems of note. Outstanding industrial researchers are also encouraged to apply --- all evidence of a candidate's public speaking, teaching and mentoring effectiveness, such as in seminars, tutorials, or student project supervision, will be considered. The potential of an applicant's research program to complement and extend existing research strengths of the department and the University will be an important factor in selection. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

Applicants must submit a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names of at least four references. The teaching statement should include a record of teaching interests and experience. Applications may be submitted online at https://apps.cs.ubc.ca/fac-recruit/systems/apply/form.jsp.

The website will remain open for submissions through the end of the day on September 1st, 2015. The website may remain open past that date at the discretion of the recruiting committee. All applications submitted while the website remains open will be considered. [Update: Note that the website remains open for submissions.] 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Systems Recruiting Subcommittee by email at fac-rec-systems@cs.ubc.ca

Norm Hutchinson
Chair, Systems Recruiting Subcommittee
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Please do not email applications. Apply online via: https://apps.cs.ubc.ca/fac-recruit/systems/apply/form.jsp

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