Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

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The Department of Computer Science invites applications for two (2) probationary tenure track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. The positions will begin July 1, 2023. Excellent applicants in all areas of Computer Science will be considered. Applicants with a research and teaching focus on areas that complement the department’s strengths are preferred.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or a nearly completed PhD) in Computer Science. The candidate must show a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and to academic service. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be teaching courses (both at the undergraduate and graduate level) in Computer Science. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research program, participate in the MSc Program in Computer Science and to be successful in obtaining external grants. We seek candidates who are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion; candidates should indicate concretely in their application how they plan to contribute towards these principles in the performance of their teaching and research activities.

The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science). We support many undergraduates in summer research projects, funded by programs such as NSERC USRAs. We offer a research-based MSc program, and the research activity in Computer Science at StFX has received high rankings by Macleans’ magazine. The Department has also recently launched a new course-based Master’s of Applied Computer Science as well as a post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence to complement other undergraduate degrees. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth, direction and success of the new programs in the department.

Consideration of applications will commence January 16, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, course evaluations (if available), a statement of research interests, copies of three recent publications and the contact information for three references in one PDF file to:

Rhonda MacDonald, Administrative Assistant, Department of Computer Science Faculty of Science
St. Francis Xavier University

Established in 1853, St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is consistently recognized as one of the best universities in Canada. StFX exceeds the needs of today’s undergraduates through providing the very best academic experience — outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research opportunities, and global exchanges — all within Canada’s most vibrant and inspiring residential campus. Here, the focus is on the academic and the personal development of every student, making community and social engagement a large part of the learning experience. Our students are academically strong and highly engaged in every aspect of life, determined to make a positive impact on the world.

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