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Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Data Science

University of Calgary

Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Data Science,
Faculty of Science (Job ID 26447)

The Applied Data Science position may be appointed in any Faculty of Science department (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Science, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics and Astronomy).

The applicant must possess a PhD in a Data Science-related discipline at the time of appointment and commensurate experience for the rank they are applying for.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a track record of impactful publications in high quality journals and conferences. The successful applicant needs to contribute to the Faculty's innovative teaching and research initiatives, including our highly successful professional graduate programs in Data Science & Analytics.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise in the latest big data processing approaches, data analysis, information presentation and visualization, machine learning, cloud computing, or distributed processing of sensors and computational devices.

The candidate must have strong interests in multi-disciplinary approaches in exploring artificially intelligent systems as partners to augment scientific inquiries, support innovative exploration of ideas, and investigate how smart technologies, data science, and artificial intelligence can be used to benefit our society and help solve scientific, social, and environmental challenges.

In addition to demonstrating evidence of data science research, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate evidence of having applied research in at least one of the following fields: computer science, mathematics; geosciences; natural, social or medical sciences; engineering; architecture; education; art & design; law; business or financial technologies. The successful applicant can be appointed into any of the departments in the Faculty of Science.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a strong early-career research and publication record, strong commitment to teaching and learning, use of contemporary approaches to teaching, strong commitment to graduate supervision, and evidence they are committed to working effectively within a strong team.

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must have a strong track record of an independent research program (e.g., publications in high quality journals, evidence of external funding), demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at University level utilizing contemporary approaches to teaching, evidence of effective graduate student supervision, and evidence they contribute collegially within their academic unit.

The candidate must have strong interests in supporting the Faculty of Science's Data Science research initiatives and training programs, which we offer in partnership with the Cumming School of Medicine and the Haskayne School of Business. The candidate is expected to contribute to the University of Calgary’s Growth through Focus strategy to promote transdisciplinary scholarship and innovation and empower our students and communities to tackle society’s big problems. The candidate’s teaching obligations will be primarily in our professional graduate Data Science & Analytics programs.

Business address and Job location:

Faculty of Science
2500 University Drive NW
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Please apply online at A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:
• Cover letter (1-2 pages)
• Current curriculum vitae
• Research Plan (1-3 pages)
• Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
• Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body (up to 1 page)
• Names and contact information of three references

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Christian Jacob
Department Head, Computer Science

Application Deadline: August 25, 2022

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package, please visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)