Assistant Professor in Natural Language Processing University of Alberta Department of Computing Science Canada

Department of Computing Science – University of Alberta

Competition No.  -         A105030818
Closing Date  -  Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (appointments at higher rank may be considered in exceptional cases).  Preference will be given to applicants with established or with clear potential to establish an excellent research program in the following areas: (1) Natural Language Processing, (2) Systems Security, (3) Green and Sustainable Computing, and (4) Robotics. Excellent candidates in other areas of Computing Science may also be considered.  The successful candidate will show a strong ability to communicate and commitment to highly effective graduate and undergraduate teaching.  They will establish their own funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.  Strong potential for productive interactions with researchers in the Department of Computing Science or in other disciplines at the University of Alberta will be considered an asset. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the appointment date (expected to be July 1st, 2017).

The successful candidate for each of these appointments may be considered as a nominee for one of four open Tier II CRC positions in the Faculty of Science, in cases where the appointment advances the strategic considerations of the Faculty of Science and the University of Alberta.

According to the most recent THE ranking, the Department of Computing Science is ranked 4th in Canada and 96th in the world and is home to 44 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and over 200 graduate students in its Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs.  The University of Alberta, ranked 5th in Canada and 107th in the world, is home to over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants are asked to submit the following (all files must be submitted in PDF format):

  • a full curriculum vitae,
  • their most significant peer-reviewed published contribution to their field of research,
  • a 1-2 page research statement which should (1) highlight contributions to their field of research, (2) present an overview of their  planned research
  • program for ~5 years after initial appointment, and (3) include how the candidate will interact, collaborate with and complement other researchers at the University of Alberta, and
  • a 1-page teaching philosophy including their experience and interests.
  • Applicants must also ensure that three referees will submit (through the submission website) confidential reference letters about their accomplishments and their potential as an independent researcher.

All applications are to be submitted at  In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications and all reference letters must be received by Dec. 1st, 2016; however, this competition will be open until filled.

For further information please email the Department Chair’s Executive Assistant at (please use “Assistant Professor Position 2016” as the email’s subject).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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