Ryerson University invites applications for two Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in Big Data Analytics: one focused on the technical aspects of Big Data, and one focused on applications and implications of Big Data in industry, government, health care, education and/or social services.
Application deadline is July 31, 2013. Full advertisement is at http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/jobs/postings/CRCBigDataAnalytics.pdf, excerpts below.
The Canada Research Chairs 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. Tier 2 Chairs have five year terms, renewable once, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (less than 10 years post-PhD) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their research field. Information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca.
Successful candidates will have original, innovative and high quality research programs that fit with an emphasis on Big Data analytics and Ryerson’s research themes and support Ryerson’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarship, pedagogy, and curriculum. For Ryerson University’s research strategy, please visit www.ryerson.ca/research/SRC%20Strategic%20Plan%202010-2013.pdf Areas of research for the technical aspects/challenges CRC may include distributed computing, algorithm development, integrated systems, network and database architecture, and storage. The applications CRC will research and utilize Big Data techniques to innovatively and creatively address the implications and applications of Big Data in industry, government, health care and/or social services. Both CRC holders will be well-established in terms of top tier publications and research funding, with the capacity to liaise with industry and create collaborative research programs within this highly cross-disciplinary field.
Candidates will be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and will likely be cross-appointed to various faculties on campus, including the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Architectural Science, Arts, and the Ted Rogers School of Management. The successful applicant will develop with Ryerson University the Canada Research Chair application for the October 2013 deadline, with the goal of joining the University in July 2014.