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Designated Search - Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Up to 3)

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Position Title Designated Search - Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Up to 3)
Posting Number F517P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Computer Science
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
About the Opportunity The Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University ( invites applications for up to three tenure-stream Assistant Professor positions in any area of Computer Science. These positions are designated for candidates who identify as women, Indigenous persons of Turtle Island, and/or persons of Black/African descent.

In 2021, recognizing the growing demand for digital talent in the region and the remarkable growth of the technology sector, the Province of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University launched the ScaleCS initiative which commits to expanding enrolment in Computer Science, enhancing academic and research programs, and hiring 50 additional Faculty members over a five-year period. The goal is to make Nova Scotia one of North America’s most attractive jurisdictions for both digital talent and companies through excellent academic programs, research, collaboration with industry, and outreach.

We are seeking candidates whose research focuses on one of our five research clusters 1) Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, 2) Human Computer Interaction, Visualization & Graphics, 3) Systems, 4) Algorithms & Bioinformatics and 5) Computer Science Education. We are interested in all areas of Computer Science, however research areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: Computer Vision and Signal Understanding, Qualitative and Design Research in HCI, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Qualifications: The successful candidate(s) must complement and strengthen the existing teaching needs and research focus in the Faculty. Candidate(s) must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area by the appointment date. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of research and teaching excellence, including but not limited to a combination of the following elements:

  • publications in Tier 1 venues
  • evidence of high-quality scholarly output
  • a strong independent research plan with an ability to be funded
  • experience working in top research labs and environments
  • experience or the ability to teach core computer science course offerings
  • evidence of or a willingness to collaborate across research disciplines and with industry

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise and mentor students, and support the Faculty’s initiatives. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, and foster existing and new collaborations with government, industry, and with other members of Dalhousie’s research community.

About the Faculty of Computer Science: The Faculty of Computer Science is a research focused faculty with over 50 faculty members, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Around one quarter of our 2000 students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. The Faculty also partners with other Faculties and departments (including management, medicine, law 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.

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.

About Dalhousie University:
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.

Dalhousie is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ( 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 convenient 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.

In keeping with the principles of the Employment Equity Plan, the position is designated to candidates who self-identify as belonging to one of the following groups: women, Indigenous persons of Turtle Island (especially Mi’kmaq), and persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians). All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-deserving group, and in this spirit, encourages applications from candidates who, in addition to belonging to one of the groups mentioned above, also identity as members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Application Instructions:
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.

Applications are due by November 15, 2023.

All application materials should be submitted directly at Candidates should be prepared to have their referees forward their letters of reference upon request. Any questions should be directed to Emily Wishart, HR Advisor at

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 11/15/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Sample Publication(s)
  6. List of referees
Optional Documents