Carnegie Appointment in Humanities and Computing


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University, in cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) at Dalhousie University and the History of Science and Technology Program (HOST) at the University of King’s College, invite applications for a probationary, tenure-stream Assistant Professor level position in Humanities and Computing.

The successful candidate will teach at least 2 courses per year in FCS: 1 section each of CSCI 1800 (Computing and Society in History) and CSCI 1801 (Case Studies in Computing and Society) OR 2 sections of either class, with each section having an enrolment of up to 250 students. The faculty member will also have further annual teaching duties in FASS and/or HOST, to be confirmed at time of appointment based upon the teaching load of the chosen FASS home department. A 1 course release will be granted for serving as course director of CSCI 1800 and 1801.
This position is a Carnegie appointment, meaning that the colleague will be a member of King’s Faculty rather than of the Dalhousie Faculty Association and will be expected to contribute to the administration of King’s as well as of Dalhousie. The appointment is intended to further a meaningful exchange of ideas and expertise in Humanities and Computing across King’s and Dalhousie, and to ensure that the new colleague has a strong community of support. The new colleague’s home for research purposes, including funding, grant application support, conference travel, etc., will be in FASS and King’s as per existing Carnegie appointment practices, but they will be encouraged to form research collaborations and connections with colleagues in the Faculty of Computer Science as well as with HOST and FASS colleagues. At Dalhousie, their main administrative home will be in FASS, but they may also be expected to contribute to administration within the Faculty of Computer Science: for example, by serving as a FASS representative on relevant FCS committees.

A record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching and research in Humanities and Computing (broadly construed) and specific competency in areas relevant to the History of Science and Technology is required. A record of publication will be an asset. Applicants must have in hand, by the start date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a field appropriate for appointment in a FASS department (see list at Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and the names and contact information for three referees. All materials must be submitted electronically through . The closing date for applications is June 7, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit