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Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence)

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Job Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence)
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We are one of Canada’s top universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, two campuses (Lethbridge and Calgary), seven faculties and schools, and more than 2,500 employees, ULethbridge is Lethbridge’s second largest employer. Faculty and staff come together to contribute, each in their own way, to establishing ULethbridge as Canada’s destination university. In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s top small cities.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure track position in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $79,132 – $92,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, with a focus on Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We seek applicants with demonstrated potential for producing high-quality research, and potential for securing research funding. In addition, we seek applicants who will forge interdisciplinary collaborations and contribute to the University’s Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Data Science.
The successful applicant will teach in both the Computer Science and Data Science programs and supervise student research trainees. Therefore, we seek applicants with a breadth of teaching and mentorship experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As our Computer Science courses and labs utilize Linux, knowledge of Linux is an important asset.

Our Team:
It is an exciting time for Computer Science at the University of Lethbridge, as all of our Computer Science programs have experienced significant growth over the past several years. The faculty members that make up the Computer Science program are active researchers in a diverse set of areas, including database management, natural language processing, VLSI design, image processing, optimization, quantum computing, information and network security, software engineering, and data mining in music and sociolinguistics. Faculty are also actively involved in teaching for both the main Computer Science programs, as well as several combined degree programs with Geography and Environment, New Media and the Dhillon School of Business. The department has established masters and doctorial programs in Computer Science, as well as a thriving undergraduate student culture where students are involved in both research activity as well as clubs and programming contests.

Our University:
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Since our founding on traditional Blackfoot territory in 1967, Indigenous culture and knowledge has been woven into the fabric of the University, enriching learning, creative activities, and research every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,500 students.

Our Values:
The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunset that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border. Looking for a centre with a lower cost of living than many other Canadian cities? See the Canadian Real Estate Association national price map to compare average Canadian housing prices.

Our Application Process:
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application; curriculum-vitae; statement that demonstrates commitment to EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion); statement of teaching importance, interests and philosophy; statement of research program; teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide three reference letters from referees who can speak to the applicant’s research and/or teaching ability and potential.

Understanding that career interruptions can have an impact on a candidate’s record of achievement, we encourage applicants to explain in their applications any impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Our Contact Information:
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Wendy Osborn, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/26/2023
Close Date 01/08/2024
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 07/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Evaluations
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Interest
  6. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
Optional Documents

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