Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Digital Transformation

Dalhousie University

Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Digital Transformation

  • Institution: Dalhousie University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Website: www.dal.ca
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Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Digital Transformation

  • Dalhousie University | Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 13, 2024
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Job TitleLecturer or Assistant Professor in Digital Transformation

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline March 30, 2024

Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Colin Conrad, Chair of the Search Committee

Department The Faculty of Computer Science and The Faculty of Management

Email Colin.Conrad@dal.ca

Phone -

Job Description

The Faculty of Computer Science and The Faculty of Management of Dalhousie University invite applications for a tenure-stream Lecturer or Assistant Professor position with research expertise related to Digital Transformation or Digital Innovation.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Faculty of Management have a long history of research and teaching collaboration including collaborative grants and shared teaching programs such as the Master of Digital Innovation and Bachelor of Applied Computer Science. In 2023 Dalhousie University created the new College of Digital Transformation to oversee these interdisciplinary collaborations. The goal of the College is to position Dalhousie University as a leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching at the intersection of technology and business. The College will do this by championing leading research in organizational transformation and the operationalization of emerging technologies, as well as supporting new pedagogical methods, work-integrated learning opportunities, and courses to equip students with the theory and skills to lead digital transformation projects.

We are seeking candidates whose research and teaching are focused in areas that advance the College’s goals. Candidates will be jointly appointed, with between 40% and 60% of their expected workload to contribute to each faculty and will hold a primary appointment in one of the two faculties. Candidates must show evidence of an active research program and scholarly expertise that applies to digital transformation. The candidate’s teaching expertise should include one or more of the following: Business Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Process Automation, Management Information Systems, and community-partnered capstone courses.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must complement and strengthen the existing teaching and research needs at the intersections of the faculties. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Computer Science, Business, Management, or a related area within six months of the expected start date of September 2nd, 2024. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research and teaching excellence by providing evidence of the following:

  • High-quality publications in top-tier journals, conferences, or other demonstrated impacts such as published books, industry experience, high research impacts in policy, industry partnerships, research and development, or community partnerships
  • A strong independent research plan, which includes clear links between their research and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • How their work contributes to the advancement of equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization (EDIA-D).
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and the ability to collaborate with other researchers.
  • Commitment to delivering innovative teaching in subjects that span the faculties.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise and mentor students, and support the collaborative initiatives between the faculties. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and foster new collaborations with government, industry, and with other members of Dalhousie’s research community.

The Faculty of Computer Science is a research-focused faculty with over 70 faculty members, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Around one quarter of our 2500 students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. The faculty also partners with other Faculties and departments (including management, medicine, agriculture, law and statistics) to offer various multi-disciplinary study streams and, under the Master of Digital Innovation, is an active participant in the Interdisciplinary PhD program.

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science offers a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion. The faculty offers reasonable teaching loads (with excellent TA support), and competitive pay and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, and an exceptional pension plan). The faculty supports new hires with moving assistance and start-up funding. Early-career researchers will enjoy the collaborative lab environment; mentoring; peer support for teaching, research, and grant writing; and extensive ties to local industry.

The Faculty of Management has a long history of providing a world-class education and supporting innovative research leaders. A leader in experiential and work-integrated learning, we’re focused on being responsive to the world around us. Our research is relevant not just in our core areas, but also stretches across the University to fields like health, psychology, humanities, engineering, law, computer science, oceans, and agriculture. We are an inclusive community driven by curiosity, integrity, and discovery. We welcome and celebrate diverse perspectives.

With more than 2500 students (over one-quarter graduate students) and 80 faculty members, we offer undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Management) and graduate programs (direct-entry and mid-career versions of the Master of Information, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration; and the Master of Science in Business. All of our degree programs are externally accredited. We actively participate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program and the multi-Faculty Master of Digital Innovation.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities. The funding situation is excellent: active researchers have many opportunities for both investigator-led operating grants and support for industry collaboration.

Dalhousie is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (http://www.discoverhalifaxns.com). Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and is vibrant, multicultural, and welcomes many newcomers. It is also a regional tech hub and affords residents with a high quality of life. We enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, parks, playgrounds, watersports in the summer, snow sports in the winter, a vast number of arts and cultural events, an excellent library system, and a convenient public transit system. Nova Scotia is home to many beautiful communities, campgrounds, trails, lakes, rivers, beaches, lighthouses and opportunities for running, hiking, cycling, ATVing, boating and generally exploring the great outdoors. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers, long, colourful autumns and cool, snowy winters.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit http://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

For full consideration, applicants should prepare and submit the following information within our online application system:

  • Cover Letter
  • Recent CV
  • Research Statement (one (1) page, reflective of your substantive research focus and the methodological approaches that you use to address your research) and include up to five sample publications.
  • Teaching Dossier which contains evidence of teaching excellence such as teaching evaluations
  • Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “EDIA Statement”) (one (1) page, reflective of your perspectives on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse constituents).
  • List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage.

Applications are due by March 30, 2024. Applications are to be submitted online at: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/15884

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Colin Conrad, Chair of the Search Committee at: Colin.Conrad@dal.ca

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