Tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions in Computer Science

The Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University (https://www.cs.dal.ca) invites applications for up to two Tenure-Stream Assistant Professor positions in any area of Computer Science.

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science offers a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. The Faculty offers reasonable teaching loads (with excellent TA support), and competitive pay and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance and an exceptional pension plan). The Faculty supports new hires with moving assistance and start-up funding. Early-career researchers will enjoy the collaborative lab environment; mentoring; peer support for teaching, research, and grant writing; and extensive ties to local industry.

Dalhousie is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (http://www.discoverhalifaxns.com). Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and is vibrant, multicultural, and welcomes many newcomers. It is also a regional tech hub, and affords residents with a high quality of life. We enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, parks, playgrounds, watersports in the summer, snow sports in the winter, a vast number of arts and cultural events, an excellent library system, and a passable public transit system. Nova Scotia is home to many beautiful communities, campgrounds, trails, lakes, rivers, beaches, lighthouses and opportunities for running, hiking, cycling, ATVing, boating and generally exploring the great outdoors. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers, long, colorful autumns and cool, snowy winters.

Dalhousie University is one Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities. The funding situation is excellent: active researchers have many opportunities for both investigator-led operating grants and support for industry collaboration.

The Faculty of Computer Science is a research focused faculty with over 40 faculty members, including Tier I and Tier II Canadian Research Chairs. Around one third of our 1400 students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. The Faculty also partners with other faculties and departments (including management, medicine and statistics) to offer various multi-disciplinary study streams under the Master of Digital Innovation and is an active participant in the Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar who holds or will have completed a PhD in Computer Science or a related area by the appointment date. Evidence of a strong commitment to and aptitude for both research and teaching is essential. The ideal candidate will be open to collaborative research within the Faculty. 

Applicants should have demonstrated potential to establish independent scholarly research. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop graduate-level courses, and support the Faculty’s initiatives. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, and foster existing and new collaborations with government, industry, and with other members of Dalhousie’s research community. 

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications must include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, sample publications, and the names and full contact information of three referees. 

Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their research statement how they see their research fit in one or more of the Faculty’s research concentrations, described in https://www.dal.ca/faculty/computerscience/research-industry/fcs_research.html

Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

All application materials should be submitted directly at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4973 except for the letters of reference; please arrange for your referees to forward letters of reference directly to [email protected] by the above deadline.
Quick Link for Direct Submission of Application:http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4973