Tenure-Track Position in Data Science

University of Prince Edward Island


The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of Data Science at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach broadly across all years in our Analytics programs, maintain a strong research program that includes the supervision of students, contribute to the further development of curriculum, and fulfill service obligations to both the School and the University. Finally, the successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applicants should have:

  • A Ph.D. in Analytics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent
  • A research record of demonstrated excellence in some area of Data Science
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to teaching excellence
  • Engagement and connections in the Data Science/Analytics community

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Full-time, permanent faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package including group life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental health, travel insurance, pension, and long-term disability insurance.

About UPEI:

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI consists of eighteen professors and two instructors, and offers programs in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Financial Mathematics, Data Analytics, Business Analytics, and Video Game Programming. The School is currently in a period of growth, with the addition of new faculty, the development of graduate programs, and increased collaboration with local industry.

The University of Prince Edward Island is located in the provincial capital of Charlottetown,  a bustling tourist destination that boasts the amenities of a much larger city, including excellent theatre, galleries, music, and dining possibilities. A province-wide hiking and biking trail runs right along the UPEI campus, and the National Park beaches and world-famous golf courses are a short drive away. Charlottetown and its surrounding communities offer charming and affordable housing options, a low crime rate, and a semi-rural lifestyle that is second-to-none.

Application Procedures:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience, and a teaching dossier. Electronic submissions should be in the form of a single pdf file. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below.

Applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick, Interim Associate Dean
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PE
Canada C1A 4P3
Email: smcs@upei.ca

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.