CP421A - Data Mining (Winter 2022)

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science 

Department: Physics and Computer Science 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 2223 

 

 

Position Title: CP421 A – Data Mining

Term: Winter 2022 (Jan. 1 – Apr. 30)

Days/Times:  T R 11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 100

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: October 7, 2021

Posting ends: October 22, 2021

 

Position Summary:

 

The course is aimed at an entry level study of information retrieval and data mining techniques. It is about how to find relevant information and subsequently extract meaningful patterns out of it. While the basic theories and mathematical models of information retrieval and data mining are covered, the course is primarily focused on practical algorithms of textual document indexing, relevance ranking, web usage mining, text analytics, as well as their performance evaluations. At the end of the course student are expected to understand the following:

 

  1. The common algorithms and techniques for information retrieval (document indexing and retrieval, query processing, etc).
  2. The quantitative evaluation methods for the IR systems and data mining techniques.
  3. The popular probabilistic retrieval methods and ranking principles.
  4. The techniques and algorithms existing in practical retrieval and data mining systems such as those in web search engines and recommender systems.
  5. The challenges and existing techniques for the emerging topics of MapReduce, portfolio retrieval and online advertising.

 

Qualifications – Required: Master’s

Qualifications – Discipline: Computer Science

Qualifications - Professional Designation: PhD would be an asset

Salary: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

Submit with Application:

 

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching

Optional

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

 

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

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PTAC Hiring Committee

Department of Physics & Computer Science

Faculty of Science

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

pcspositions@wlu.ca

 

This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 

 

 

Please Note:

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated and do not have an approved exemption based on medical/disability or religious beliefs/creed grounds, you will be expected to receive your second dose of the vaccine by no later than October 8, 2021. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University’s rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier’s website at https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2021/aug/laurier-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-next-steps-for-students-and-employees.html.

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
 

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.
 

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 


Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.


In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.


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All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.


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