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The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Computer Games and Virtual Worlds for appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE). The CSE department has an active research group in 3D Graphics in addition to a highly popular Computer Games degree option at the undergraduate level. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity in the department through high profile interdisciplinary research in collaboration with members of Concordia’s Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG). The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package. For additional information about ENCS, CSE and TAG see www.encs.concordia.ca, www.cse.concordia.ca and www.tag.hexagram.ca.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, software engineering or computer engineering or a related area and also possess research and development expertise in the area of computer games, 3D graphics and virtual worlds. A successful candidate is expected to provide academic leadership, establish a strong externally funded research program, demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings and teach/develop both undergraduate and graduate courses. Strong commitment to the supervision of graduate student research and to excellence in teaching are essential. Relevant industrial experience is an asset. Excellent communication skills are required. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the province of Quebec, is required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  Concordia is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of asexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
Applications should consist of a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement concerning teaching and research interests, and the names of at least three referees. This appointment is expected to commence in the summer of 2015. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be notified. Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent no later than December 1, 2014 to:

Dr. Sudhir Mudur, Chair
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering



Please visit the Human Resources website for further information on part-time positions available for the upcoming Fall and Winter 2014-2015 semesters.



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Application for Fall 2014 TA and Marker positions is now open. Please apply here:

Graduate students from Concordia's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department are invited to apply for our Teaching Assistant positions. Undergraduate students may also apply but must be excellent students in 3rd or 4th year of study (a minimal mark of A- in the course to be taught is needed). Please note that priority will be given to Masters and PhD students from the CSE department (both thesis and course-based students are invited to apply). You must be registered as a full-time or part-time student at Concordia during the semester for which you are applying for TA positions.


If this is your first time applying, you will be required to first enter in some student info. You are also required to complete the COPTTA English test and Health & Safety training if you have not already done so in past semesters.


If you are a first-time applicant, please send a copy of your most recent unofficial university transcript to ta [at] encs [dot] concordia [dot] ca. If this will be your first semester at Concordia, please send your unofficial transcript from the last university you studied at.

We thank everyone for applying, but only successful candidates will be contacted. We ask that you please be patient as we review all applications. We are unfortunately not able to provide you with updates concerning your application status.

All TA applicants must attend the Health&Safety workshop. If you have already done the
workshop in a previous semester, you DO NOT need to attend it again.

Workshop details:
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
2:00 -3:00. pm

Please be there at 1:45 pm to give time to sign in.
The workshop will begin promptly at 2:00 pm and run until 3:00 pm.

You must pre-register online as space is limited and we cannot guarantee
spots for everyone:

We remind students that GRADPROSKILLS is quite strict on punctuality and
if you are late, you are assumed to be absent and will be charged the
non-attendance fee of $25.

In addition, all TA applicants for Fall 2014 are required to complete the COPTTA (Concordia Oral Proficiency Test for Teaching Assistants) English test. If you have already passed the test before, you DO NOT need to re-take it.

The test dates are:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

In order to register, you will first need to fill out and sign this form (only the sections with * next to it) and email it to ta[at]encs[dot]concordia[dot]ca. For program of study, list whether you are a Masters or PhD student. Please make sure to include "COPTTA registration" in the subject heading of the email and your full name and student ID in the body of email. Spaces are limited, so we advise you send this form asap. Further details on how to register for a specific test date will be sent to you via email once we receive your filled-in form.

Only students who completed their Cegep or high-school here in Quebec in English or any other English institute in Canada are exempt from taking the COPTTA test.

Please note that all applicants for tutor, lab demonstrator and programmers-on-duty positions (not marker) require completion of the TA Orientation / Health & Safety training if they have not already done so in past semesters. TA applicants are also required to complete the COPTTA (Concordia Oral Proficiency Test for Teaching Assistants) English test.

The following are the only categories of students exempt from taking the COPTTA test:

  • Marker applicants
  • Students who have already passed COPTTA with a score of 4 or higher
  • Students who have completed at least 4 years of education in English in a Canadian school prior to starting their Bachelor's degree (i.e English high-school or cegep). The candidate must supply proof.
  • Note that students who have studied in an English school outside of Canada will still need to pass the COPTTA test.

    For any questions, please contact ta [at] encs [dot] concordia [dot] ca


    For non-academic positions, please visit the Concordia Human Resources website.


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