Job ID: 28892

Updated: July 6, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The University of Calgary (UCalgary), located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The university recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the university recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to diverse communities. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The University of Calgary recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining a welcoming and equitable environment that enables every member of our campus to thrive. The¿ Inclusive Excellence Cluster Hiring Initiative has been launched to advance and embed the institution’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, Indigenous engagement, and inclusive excellence. This initiative, which was developed in accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, is a key step to ameliorate the under-representation of members of equity deserving groups at the university, to enhance the conditions of disadvantaged groups, to build a critical mass of scholars who reflect the diversity of our student body and the broader community, to advance epistemic pluralism and the creation of new knowledges and ways of knowing, and to broaden the culture of inclusivity and engagement.  

As part of the Inclusive Excellence Cluster Hiring Initiative, the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for an Associate Professor (with tenure) in Mathematics and Statistics with a specialization in the fundamentals and/or applications of machine learning methods. This position is only open to qualified women candidates. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023, or a mutually agreed upon date. 

Description of Position
The successful candidate will have an active research program that focuses on the foundations of machine learning and/or its applications and is aligned with the University of Calgary’s and the Faculty of Science’s strategic plans. They will be expected to conduct high quality research, evidenced by publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, securing external research funding, and maintaining an active profile in their field.

The candidate will be able to interact within the diverse research environment in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Calgary, and take advantage of the access to state-of-the-art core infrastructure. The candidate is also expected to collaborate with some established research program(s) in Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science. These research programs include but are not limited to inverse problems, imaging, optimization, mathematical and computational finance, mathematical biology, computational neuroscience, computational homology, and quantum computing. 
Additionally, the candidate will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful applicant will be prepared to teach courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and/or related programs (e.g., Professional Masters programs in Data Science, Quantum Computing or Information Security) commensurate with their expertise and current teaching needs. 

Applicants must have a strong track record of an independent research program, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at university level utilizing contemporary approaches to teaching, evidence of effective graduate student supervision, and evidence they contribute collegially within their academic unit.

Description of Work Environment
The successful candidate will join an established multidisciplinary and inter-Faculty team of researchers and educators with a commitment to supporting fundamental and collaborative research activities. The position provides an opportunity to establish a vigorous, sustainable, externally funded research program, contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision, and participate in the ongoing growth and development of the Department, Faculty, and University. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment.

How to Apply
Interested individuals should apply directly through the University of Calgary using the ‘Apply Now’ link. A complete application should include:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three referees. Applicants must self-identify as a woman within their cover letter to be considered for this position. 
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion 

All applicants will be required to complete an attestation confirming their eligibility for this position in the application process.

Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee at The committee will be chaired by Antony Ware, Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science.

The review of applications will begin on June 28th and continue until posting has been filled.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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)

Acknowledgement of Non-Traditional Career Paths
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the traditional territory of the peoples of Treaty 7 and Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a global and innovative intellectual hub for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. UCalgary ranks fifth among Canada’s top research universities in Research Infosource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Universities list released on Jan. 25, 2022. UCalgary is the youngest university to have reached the top five.

UCalgary has more than 6,500 graduate students and 28,500 undergraduate students, more than 1,800 academic staff (continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment), more than 1,300 sessionals, and more than 3,200 non-academic staff, in 14 Faculties, across five campuses. The vibrant and research-intensive environment at UCalgary is home to 146 research chairs (75 Canada Research Chairs), and more than 50 research institutes and centres. UCalgary has the fastest growth rate in attracting research funding among the 10 largest universities in Canada.

The university’s new Framework for Growth establishes principles and focus areas for the University of Calgary over the coming decade. It will ignite our entrepreneurial spirit to turn challenges into opportunities to improve the world around us. It will help to meet our academic and research ambitions and strengthen our community engagement in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, whose exciting future is unfolding rapidly, and where scientific disciplines will play a major role. Built around three big ideas (transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery), the Framework will distinguish the university and drive growth.
To learn more about this vision please see:

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary has been named one of the world’s most livable cities, has been ranked one of the most sustainable cities in the world, and is the third most diverse in Canada. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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