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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TENURE TRACK, Computer Science

Acadia University

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Jodrey School of Computer Science and Iven Curry School of Engineering
Assistant Professor
Tenure-Track

Position # 20309 – The Jodrey School of Computer Science and Ivan Curry School of Engineering invite applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track position commencing on or after December 1, 2021, at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate will be a member of both units (60% CS, 40% Engineering) with the Jodrey School of Computer Science as their home department.

An overall ability to contribute to the dynamic teaching and research culture of both Schools is important, with the successful candidate being comfortable with the overlap between engineering and computer science. Teaching commitments will focus on software engineering, digital systems, and other fields that overlap between the two units, as well as other unit needs. The candidate should have a strong interest in pedagogy at all levels. The candidate will also be expected to develop an externally funded research program, supervise MSc and undergraduate students, and make contributions to both Schools, the university, and the broader community. Evidence of a strong commitment to both teaching and research is required.

Acadia University is dedicated to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We are committed to building a diverse workforce, focusing on increasing representation, recruitment, and retention throughout the institution. Acadia is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Applicants with experience enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in an institutional environment, such as an intersectional approach to the advancement of women and other equity-recognized individuals and groups in computer science and engineering, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection of the successful candidate will be based on academic qualifications, a proven track record or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, scholarly and other contributions to the discipline, and the extent to which teaching areas and research interests complement the needs of both units.

Qualifications: A PhD in Computer Science or a PhD in Engineering (Software Engineering or Computer/Electrical Engineering) and be eligible/registered for P.Eng licensing.

How to Apply: Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single zip file containing only PDF documents to cs@acadiau.ca.
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email.

Applications should include the following:
- a brief cover letter, teaching statement, and statement of research interests
- a statement on the candidate’s strengths and experiences in enhancing EDI in an institutional environment
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae
- the names and contact information of three references (to be contacted if short-listed)

ATTENTION: Dr. Darcy Benoit
Professor and Director,
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Email: darcy.benoit@acadiau.ca

Closing Date: 1 August 2021

For additional information on the Jodrey School of Computer Science or the Ivan Curry School of Engineering, please visit: http://cs.acadiau.ca/ and https://engineering.acadiau.ca/.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Darcy Benoit.