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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Research) in Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 30827
Location: Main Campus
Updated January 11, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Research) in Computer Science position with a focus on software science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

The candidate must have strong interests in supporting the Department of Computer Science’s research initiatives and training programs. The candidate is expected to contribute to the University of Calgary’s Ahead of Tomorrow strategic plan to promote transdisciplinary scholarship and innovation and empower our students and communities to tackle society’s big problems.

The successful candidate must possess the interest and ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in computer science and especially topics related to software science, in order to support teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs.  We offer both in-person and virtual sections of many of our undergraduate courses.  Teaching assignments of faculty members is a collaborative process where we aim to balance the needs of individual faculty members and the needs of students.

Service to the Department, Faculty, University, and community is also expected.

The candidate must possess a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline at the time of appointment with commensurate experience for the rank for which they are applying. Preference will be given to candidates with a primary focus and interest in one or more of the following areas:

  • static, dynamic, or historical software analysis
  • mining software repositories
  • recommendation systems for software science
  • pattern and anomaly detection from software analysis
  • automated program repair
  • machine learning or artificial intelligence in software science
  • representative sampling techniques
  • interactions between theoretical and empirical approaches for software science
  • scalability of software analyses (big data, performance, distributed computation aspects)
  • statistical analyses over large software corporation
  • visualization in software science
  • cooperative and human aspects of software science

Candidates who are near completion of their program will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be able to show the following:

  • an early-career research and publication record,
  • commitment to graduate supervision,
  • ability to effectively work within a team,
  • commitment to inclusive teaching and learning using contemporary approaches,
  • how they can contribute to the Department, Faculty, University, and Calgary community.

Description of Work Environment
Successful applicants will become faculty members in the Department of Computer Science. The Department offers a variety of programs:

  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BSc in Data Science
  • MSc and PhD in Computer Science
  • MSc and PhD in Computational Media Design
  • Professional certificates and Master’s in Data Science and Analytics
  • Professional certificates and Master’s in Information Security and Privacy.  

We are also developing an on-line pathway for our BSc in Computer Science. Successful applicants will primarily contribute to the software science components of the Department’s programs, but will also have the opportunity to contribute to other components and other programs offered by the Department and Faculty.

The Department of Computer Science is in the Faculty of Science. The Department and Faculty are committed to supporting interdisciplinary research and teaching and we offer and support opportunities to improve your research  and your teaching practice by working with people in other disciplines. The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning also offers professional development and additional resources for those who are developing new ways to teach.

The Department of Computer Science is continuously improving our environment and culture to foster an inclusive environment where all department members can participate and collaborate to their full potential.

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

How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link.

Please submit your application documents as a single PDF file (which may require you to merge documents). The application must include:

  • Cover letter (1–2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research Plan (1 –3 pages)  
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier (1 –2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of EDIA (up to 1 page)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Questions may be addressed to:
Michael Jacobson ([email protected])
Co-head of Department of Computer Science

We’ll start reviewing application on February 14, 2024 and only applications received by this date will be guaranteed full consideration.  We’ll continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

Acknowledgement of Non-Traditional Career Paths
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy 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 ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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 visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


About the University of Calgary
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