Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, School of Computer Science
Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Position Type: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.
About Acadia University: Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. Academic innovation and a personalized learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for success. Acadia is nestled in the Town of Wolfville, amongst orchards and vineyards in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. A short walk from the shores of the renowned Bay of Fundy, the area offers a small-town setting with a relaxed lifestyle and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities. With a progressive commitment to sustainability that echoes Acadia’s status as Canada’s first organic campus, the region offers locally crafted artisan food and beverage with many communities embracing organic, fair trade, and farm-to-table ideals. The Annapolis Valley is home to highly developed agricultural, agri-food, biotechnology, and manufacturing industries that offer growing employment and research opportunities. It is also home to 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest air base on the East Coast. Southern Nova Scotia is surrounded by ocean and therefore has an experienced fishing industry, marine research, and ocean technology companies. Halifax, whose airport is only 60 minutes from Wolfville, provides a wide variety of opportunities and connections academically and commercially in terms of research.
The Position: The Jodrey School of Computer Science invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing on or after 1 July 2023. Candidates should have expertise in Software Development in the application areas of full-stack web development, mobile computing, and/or game development.
Candidates are expected to develop externally funded research programs, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and make contributions to the School, the university, and the broader community. A strong commitment to both teaching and research is required.
The candidate will be assessed based on their demonstrated potential for post-secondary teaching excellence, their ability to develop a scholarly research program that contributes to the discipline, and their potential service to the university and community. Professional, industry, academic, and community-based research and instructional experience will be considered along with academic qualifications when assessing the candidate.
The Jodrey School of Computer Science offers a four-year Bachelor of Computer Science degree and a four-year Bachelor of Applied Computer Science degree, as well as a two-year Master’s of Science degree. The Jodrey School of Computer Science values community engagement and collaboration. The School has an active AI and machine learning research group and leads the Acadia Institute of Data Analytics (AIDA) that works closely with local companies to foster the commercialization of data science solutions. To increase interest and diversify participation in Computer Science, the School annually provides 400+ middle and high school youth opportunities to expand their computer science knowledge by competing in annual robot programming competitions through the Acadia Robotics Program. Computer science students have participated in Acadia’s co-operative education program for the past 40 years, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with students earning nationwide placements. Acadia University has a global community of faculty and students, from across Canada and the world with current student enrolment from over 50 countries.
Academic Qualifications: A PhD in Computer Science or a related field, either completed or within one year of completion. Project management certifications/accreditations and/or industry work experience an asset.
How to Apply: Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Faculty.Careers@AcadiaU.ca. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:
position number 20310 (include in the subject of the submission email),
a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement of research interests, and the names and email/phone contact information of three references (to be contacted if short-listed).
application should be addressed to:
Dr. Darcy Benoit
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.
All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.
Closing Date: June 19, 2023
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Sharon.Watson@acadiau.ca or Darcy.Benoit@acadiau.ca.