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Canada Research Chair, Tier 1

Date posted: May 23, 2023. Post closed: July 14, 2023

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Next-Generation Interfaces

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the areas of Information Visualization and Games Research. The Chair’s research foci will contribute to UVic’s existing capacity for world class research, innovation and interaction with industry. The Chair will be offered to an established scholar with an outstanding track record and world class research agenda in one or more of the following areas:

  • Next-Generation Interfaces - Driving innovations in interfaces that change how we interact with digital systems.
  • Games Research - Investigating and evaluating digital game play experiences and phenomena.
  • Affective Computing - Exploring and building systems that interact with user emotional states.
  • Information Visualization - Advancing the display of complex data for the benefit of human interpretation.

The target candidate will direct an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in the areas of Information Visualization and Games Research. The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for a CRC Tier 1. This will be a search open to internal candidates only.


Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized leader, whose accomplishments have made a major impact in the field of Next-Generation Interfaces.
  • The candidate will propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality.
  • The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching, supervision, and mentorship.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated capacity to collaborate with a range of diverse colleagues and communities.

Additional information

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research- intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and our planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location inspires in people a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

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Contact information

The successful candidate will be nominated for the CRC before the end of October, 2023. Applications must include the following components compiled into a single PDF document:

  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications and how they fulfill the criteria defined above;
  • A maximum three-page description of the candidate’s proposed research program;
  • Three of the candidate’s most important research contributions to date;
  • A maximum two-page statement of teaching, supervision, and mentorship experience and approach;
  • A one-page statement identifying the candidate’s strengths and experiences in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  • Contact information for three references.

Application deadline

Posting closed: July 14, 2023 (4PM PST).

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.