Now Hiring: Assistant Professor (Software Engineering)

University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the College of Arts and Science in the Department of Computer Science. The successful candidate will build a substantial, externally funded research program broadly in the area of Software Engineering, in a way that complements and enhances our existing Software Engineering program. As the current university vision emphasizes collaborative research, the successful candidate will be able to identify how they will work with other faculty members in the department, units on campus and external and academic partners, while maintaining a core research program in software engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, particularly in the Software Engineering Honors program. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the departmental website ( for program details.

The Department of Computer Science is the home of 23 faculty, 10 staff, and more than 130 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in diverse areas of computer science. The University of Saskatchewan is home to the Canadian Light Source (synchrotron), the Global Institute for Food Security, and the Global Institute for Water Security, centres with significant and sophisticated software needs.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline, from a reputable institution. We are seeking candidates who have a strong research record evidenced by publications at recognized Software Engineering venues. Teaching, particularly in software engineering related fields and in upper division courses would be an asset. Evidence of an ability to attract external grant funding would be an asset. Evidence of professional service or outreach activities would also be an asset.

Salary bands at the University of Saskatchewan are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877. The position is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement; a teaching statement, and the contact information of at least three references to In addition to its usual content, the cover letter should clearly state the position the candidate is applying for, and the Canadian citizenship or immigration status of the applicant. We encourage all candidates to self-identify as a member of an equity group (women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities) in their letter of application.

For additional information or questions, please contact

Kevin Stanley
Head, Department of Computer Science

110 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK S7N5C9 Telephone: (306) 966-4886 Email:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.