Associate Professor in Computer Science – Systems Cluster

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About the Opportunity: Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science invites applications for a probationary tenure-track Associate Professor position in the Faculty’s Systems Research Cluster. This position would commence on July 1, 2023.

The Systems Research cluster includes researchers representing three main areas, namely networks, security, and software systems. As networks, cloud technologies and distributed systems continue to evolve rapidly, they become the fundamental enablers for transformative commodity and research systems. In addition, this area is highly interdisciplinary, with close ties to areas such as data analytics, machine learning, algorithm design and human computer interaction. For more information on the Faculty’s Systems Cluster please visit:

About the Faculty of Computer Science: The Faculty of Computer Science is a research-focused faculty with over 50 faculty members, including Tier I and Tier II Canadian Research Chairs. Around one quarter of our 2400 students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. The Faculty’s research strengths intersect across disciplines from oceans and agriculture to healthcare and the arts in core areas including: Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction, Visualization & Graphics, Systems, Algorithms & Bioinformatics, and Computer Science Education. The Faculty also partners with other Faculties and departments (including Management, Medicine, Law and Statistics) to offer various multi-disciplinary study streams under the Master of Digital Innovation program, and is an active participant in the Interdisciplinary PhD program.

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science offers a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. The Faculty offers reasonable teaching loads (with excellent TA support), and competitive pay and benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and an exceptional pension plan. The Faculty supports new hires with moving assistance and start-up funding. Early-career researchers will enjoy the collaborative lab environment; mentoring; peer support for teaching, research, and grant writing; and extensive ties to local industry.

Qualifications: We seek established researchers who can provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates a record of independent research. The candidate must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to cloud computing, high performance computing, internet of things, security and software systems, software engineering or related fields. Evidence of a strong commitment to and aptitude for both research and teaching is essential.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, participate in course development at both the undergraduate and graduate-level, supervise and mentor students, and support Faculty initiatives. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, and foster existing and new collaborations with government, industry, and with other members of Dalhousie’s research community. Entrepreneurship, industrial experience, and ability to collaborate on both research and industry-focused projects will be considered assets.

Candidates who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their research area may be recommended for a Dalhousie Established University Research Chair position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence by continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. To apply for this position please visit:

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