Department of Computer Science

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Computer Science at Memorial University invites applications for three (3) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting January 2020. A PhD in Computer Science or related field is required at the time of appointment. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and normal administrative responsibilities. Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience, as stipulated by the Collective Agreement. The positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Department is looking for experts in the following areas:

  • Computer Systems/Architecture/Operating Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Reinforcement Learning/Deep Neural Networks
  • Computer Graphics/Computer Vision
  • Big Data/Data Science/Data Mining
  • Theoretical Computer Science/Theory of Computation

The areas of Computer Systems/Architecture/Operating Systems are strongly preferred for one position due to the current specific needs of the Department. Exceptional candidates in any area of Computer Science will be considered. A successful candidate is expected to teach in the area(s) of their expertise, as well as fundamentals of Computer Science.

The Department is looking to increase its collaborations with other units of the University. Thus, interdisciplinary work and the potential to collaborate with current faculty members will be an asset. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching capabilities and to possess a strong research record with outstanding promise for future research.

Applications received by September 15, 2019 will be considered. Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy
  • Description of research interests and academic goals
  • Maximum of three selected (p)reprints of publications
  • List of three referees with full contact information and email address

All material should be emailed with reference to position COMP-2019-001:

Dr. Yuanzhu Chen, Head
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3X5

The Department currently has 16 tenured/tenure-track and two teaching-term faculty members. The Department supports B.Sc., BA, M.Sc., and PhD programs in Computer Science and collaborative graduate programs with other faculties. For further details, visit

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For more information about Memorial, please visit


Department of Computer Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000