Research Assistant Professor Position

The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.AI) at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a three-year definite-term position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. This opportunity is open only to individuals who self-identify as Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in computer science or an equivalent discipline. Evidence of ongoing research in artificial intelligence (broadly defined) is required, although emphasis on natural language processing and/or computer vision is preferred. Candidates with experience in tackling real-world industry-relevant challenges in artificial intelligence are particularly appealing. Primary duties include research that aligns with the activities of Waterloo.AI and contributions to the strategic priorities of the Institute, including opportunities for teaching, outreach, and project management. Salary will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 and negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023; however, an alternate start date may be negotiated.

The Waterloo AI Institute was founded in 2017 “to cohere, advance, promote, and exploit cross-disciplinary research at the frontiers of artificial intelligence and its applications at the University of Waterloo.” From the outset, the Institute distinguished itself with a focus on a multidisciplinary approach to artificial intelligence and a focus on applied research to complement strengths in foundational research. The Institute spans all six Faculties across campus and encompasses a large, vibrant, multidisciplinary community comprising over 230+ faculty members and 450+ graduate students and postdocs. Information about the Institute is available at

The application package shall consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applications should be directed to Jimmy Lin, co-director, Waterloo AI Institute, at Applications will be considered as soon as possible when received, with full consideration assured for those received by December 7, 2022.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations:

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. It regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests please contact Occupational Health at The office will work with the selection committee to secure accommodation while ensuring that the information is safe-guarded and confidentiality is maintained.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Professor Jimmy Lin at