University of Guelph

Canada Research Chair in Biocomputing, Biomathematics or Biostatistics


Department of Computing and Information Science

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Guelph seeks applications or nominations to fill a Tier I or Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in an area of biocomputing, biomathematics or biostatistics. The appointment may be in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics or in the Department of Computing and Information Science; a joint appointment is also possible. The Departments together have 41 faculty, offering strong teaching and research programs to the PhD degree. Research programs are enhanced by faculty and graduate student participation in the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute and the Biophysics Interdepartmental Group. In addition, faculty are active participants of several projects in the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) research network, the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARC-Net) and the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS). The SHARC-Net includes a 500 node Beowulf supercomputer cluster. Further information concerning the departments is available at http://www.mathstat.uoguelph.ca/ and http://www.cis.uoguelph.ca/ The candidate's research should complement the University of Guelph Strategic Research Plan, which can be found at http://www.uoguelph.ca/Research/programs/crc/3a.html.

The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Further information on the CRC Program many be found at the program website at http://www.chairs.gc.ca

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, develop a strong graduate program and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Tier I candidates should be recognized by their peers to be world leaders in their research field and Tier II candidates are acknowledged to have the potential to lead their research field. Applications or nominations should include a curriculum vitae, a five-year research plan and four references, at least one of which addresses teaching. Forward applications to Dr. O.B. Allen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1 (fax: 519-837-0221); or to Dr. W. Dobosiewicz, Department of Computing and Information Science (fax: 519-837-0323). Applications should be received by 1 September 2001. All CRC appointments are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa.

The University of Guelph is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.