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Assistant Professors, Data Science & Information Security, Department of Computer Science

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
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  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming/Systems
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The Department of Computer Science (CPSC) at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for two tenure-track positions 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 areas of Data Science or Information Security.


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


The successful information security applicant should have demonstrated expertise in applied cryptography, system security, or network security. We are also particularly interested in applicants with expertise in building secure software systems.


Both applicants 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 candidates are 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. They 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 as well as information security. 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 Faculty of Science Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance (ISPIA) is a multi-disciplinary Institute at the University of Calgary, devoted to research and educational activities in all aspects of information protection, with strong linkages to industry and community


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 December 1, 2017 or until the positions are filled. Hiring decisions will be finalized in Spring 2018, with the successful candidates joining the University of Calgary in July 2018.


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)