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Call for Applications: Canada 150 Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (Expired)

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Computer Science for nomination to a Canada 150 Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI).


The Canada 150 Research Chair Program ( has been established by the Government of Canada to foster research excellence in Canada. These chairs are eligible to internationally-based top-tier researchers and are valued at $350,000 per year. Each chair has a nonrenewable term of seven years, after which the chair holder will hold a regular faculty appointment.


The nominee for the Canada 150 Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence will have demonstrated outstanding research performance in one or more of the following sub-fields of AI: (i) statistical machine learning; (ii) data privacy and security; (iii) search and planning in large networks. The candidate will have an enviable record of fundamental research in one of the indicated research areas, will have demonstrated leadership in collaborative research, and will demonstrate the ability to acquire external funding.


The University of Regina's Strategic Plan 2015-2020 emphasizes Digital Future as a strategic priority and the Faculty of Science has a strong AI research environment.  The University of Regina is a world leader in research on intelligent decision-making, covering a large variety of topics revolving around data analytics.  Significant opportunities for collaborative research in the field of AI exist with Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics. Moreover, several University of Regina research institutes and laboratories support data mining, parallel computing, visualization, mathematical computation, AI, and information technology. The Department of Computer Science also maintains significant industrial and governmental collaborations.


To apply online: (under Academic Positions)


Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research achievements to date, a brief outline of the proposed research, and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will commence on July 20, 2017.


The University of Regina is committed to development of a representative and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation.

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