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Assistant Professor, Data Science, Department of Computer Science

Job ID: 15760

Updated: July 11, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science (CPSC) at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants must have an exceptional publication record (for the seniority level of the position) and possess a PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent) at the time of appointment.  Successful applicants must be enthusiastic about contributing to both teaching and research.

Applicants are sought in the area of Data Science.

The successful applicant should have demonstrated expertise in creating big data applications, augmented intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, or data mining.  We are also particularly interested in applicants using data science approaches to enhance software design processes.

The applicant should also be able to work in close collaboration with other researchers at the University of Calgary.  Interdisciplinarity in an applicant’s research is an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program aligned with the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision, and to provide high-quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He/she will actively recruit and supervise graduate students.  Peer-reviewed external funding is expected to be obtained and sustained.  Industrial partnerships are also strongly encouraged, as appropriate.

Recently ranked #1 among young universities in North America, the University of Calgary has significant ongoing research activities in fundamental and applied analytics.  Information security, information visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction, and engineering of analytics applications are current strengths, leading to close interactions with experts from a wide variety of application domains.  Cross-disciplinary teams are tackling big data challenges in energy, health informatics, life sciences, and other areas.  Analytics and visualization have been identified as core platform by the University of Calgary, triggering investments in these and related research areas.

The Department of Computer Science is one of Canada’s leaders, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  It has large undergraduate and graduate programs state-of-the-art computing facilities, and successful multi-disciplinary linkages.  Calgary is a multi-cultural city and enjoys a moderate climate beside the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  Further information is available online.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a concise description of their research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references via email to or physical mail to:

Head, Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2018. 

Hiring decisions will be finalized in Fall 2018, with the successful candidate joining the University of Calgary in January 2019.

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. 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)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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