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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure track position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin as early as January 1, 2025, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $79,132-$92,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with demonstrated potential for developing an independent, externally funded research program, producing high-quality research, and developing collaborations. We seek applicants with a focus in one of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Networks and Security, Quantum Computation, and Human Computer Interaction.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in their subject area and other fundamental areas of Computer Science, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in the newly approved Foundations of Data Science graduate certificate program. In addition, the successful applicant will show potential to supervise research students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As our Computer Science courses and labs utilize Linux, knowledge of Linux is an important asset.

Our Team:
It is an exciting time for Computer Science at the University of Lethbridge, as all of our Computer Science programs have experienced significant growth over the past several years. The faculty members that make up the Computer Science program are active researchers in a diverse set of areas, including database management, natural language processing, VLSI design, image processing, optimization, quantum computing, information and network security, software engineering, and data mining in music and sociolinguistics. Faculty are also actively involved in teaching for both the main Computer Science programs, as well as several combined degree programs with Geography and Environment, New Media and the Dhillon School of Business. The department has established masters and doctorial programs in Computer Science, as well as a thriving undergraduate student culture where students are involved in both research activity as well as clubs and programming contests.

Our University:
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,500 students.

Our Values:
The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity, diversity and inclusion as core values to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive. Therefore, applications from equity seeking groups are encouraged.

Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunset that illuminate Alberta's big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary's International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.

Our Application Process:
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application; curriculum-vitae; statement that demonstrates commitment to EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion); statement of teaching importance, interests and philosophy; statement of research program; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. All applicants should provide contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant’s research and/or teaching ability and potential; references will be contacted directly for short-listed candidates.

Review of applicants will begin August 19, 2024.

While all applications that meet the above requirements will be considered, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

Understanding that career interruptions can have an impact on a candidate’s record of achievement, we encourage applicants to explain in their applications any impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Our Contact Information:
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Wendy Osborn, Co-chair (Computer Science), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at wendy.osborn@uleth.ca.