Director, Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver seeks outstanding internal UBC candidates for the position of Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). ICICS is a multidisciplinary research institute that promotes collaborative research in advanced technologies systems. It was established in 1986 as the Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR) from the three founding departments of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In 2000, CICSR’s scope broadened to include any UBC faculty member involved in advanced technologies research and its name was changed to ICICS. It currently has over 160 members from 18 different departments and 7 different faculties across UBC and approximately 1,000 affiliated graduate students. ICICS is a world-class, multi-disciplinary organization that is unique in Canada in its breadth of expertise. More information about ICICS can be found at http://www.icics.ubc.ca/.
The Director acts as primary academic and administrative officer of the Institute, coordinating and leading the Institute’s various programs, activities and initiatives. The Director reports to a Steering Committee chaired by the Dean of Applied Science and comprised of the Deans of Applied Science, Science and Graduate Studies.
The successful candidate must hold an appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, and must be a current active member of ICICS. He/she is a dynamic, visionary and collaborative leader, who will bring people together and build on ICICS’ strengths in education, research and professional practice as it manages its growth trajectory. The successful candidate must have proven leadership and administrative experience or have demonstrated the potential for such skills in other ways.
The position is for a five year term and will be available on June 1, 2015 or soon after depending on the completion of the selection process. Nominations and applications are now invited.
Nominators must submit a one page description of why they consider the nominee to be a highly desirable candidate. After consulting with the Committee, the Chair will invite some nominees to apply as deemed appropriate.
Applicants are invited to submit a package that consists of a brief cover letter, a current curriculum vitae and the name and contact address (including email address) of three references who are able to provide an objective assessment of the candidate’s suitability for this leadership position.
Nominations and applications should be submitted in confidence to:
Dr. Marc Parlange, co-Chair
ICICS Director Search Committee
Faculty of Applied Science
5000 - 2332 Main Mall
The package must be sent by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org and any attachments should only be Word or pdf files, set for printing on letter-size paper.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 27, 2015, and the deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Head, Department of Mathematics
The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics. The Department is committed to excellence in research and education. The department is an advocate of the key interdisciplinary role of the mathematical sciences and committed to its current programs of industrial and education outreach. The department contributes essential scientific leadership for the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), for Mitacs, for the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) and for the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM). Further information about the department can be found at math.ubc.ca.
We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research profile, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, an articulate vision for the future of the Mathematics Department at UBC, and demonstrated leadership abilities, including management, organizational, financial, communication, and consensus- building skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non- academic leadership of the Department, will develop a strategic plan for the Department and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas.
The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2015. The successful candidate must hold a tenured professorial position at the University of British Columbia, with strong preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of Professor. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The deadline for applications is April 23, 2015; applications will be processed as soon as they are received. Applications, consisting of a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae should be sent to:
Dr. Simon Peacock
Dean of Science
University of British Columbia
2178-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
T: (604) 822-3337
F: (604) 822-0677
UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.