Department of Computing and Software
Contractually Limited Appointment - Assistant or Associate Level
The Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University seeks outstanding candidates for a Contractually Limited Appointment to support McMaster’s M.Sc. program in eHealth. The appointment is intended to be a full-time, three-year position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants with a doctorate in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or a related area) at the time of appointment are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in hiring a researcher who works in eHealth or health informatics.
Founded in 1998, the Department of Computing and Software has 24 faculty members and resides in the Faculty of Engineering. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering. The application of theory to practical problems is a major theme of its research programs.
The M.Sc. degree in eHealth is an interdisciplinary program in the use of information technology to support and improve healthcare. It is a partnership between the Faculty of Health Sciences, the DeGroote School of Business, and the Faculty of Engineering. Students in the program complete a set of required and elective courses, an eight-month internship, and either a thesis or a project. The program has been very successful at attracting strong applicants and preparing students for employment by private and public organizations in the health services industry.
Potential to develop a strong research program and become an excellent teacher is crucial. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Serve as the Department leader for the M.Sc. eHealth program.
- Supervise M.Sc. eHealth students and projects.
- Teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including graduate courses in the M.Sc. eHealth program.
- Participate in the maintenance and development of curriculum for the M.Sc. eHealth program.
- Attract external research funding and pursue collaboration with the health services industry.
Registration or eligibility for registration by the Professional Engineers of Ontario will be considered an asset.
Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications, including a CV, a statement detailing teaching and research interests, and the names of at least three referees should be sent electronically to Laurie LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the appointment will ideally commence January 1, 2014. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Posted: June 4th, 2013
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre
at ext. 222-HR (22247).