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Academic Postitions

Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics


Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Position Summary:

Dalhousie University invites applicants for a probationary Instructor position from outstanding candidates with a strong interest in undergraduate education in Mathematics and Statistics.

The candidates should have demonstrated interest and ability in undergraduate education in Mathematics and Statistics.  The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics: a PhD degree (completed or in progress) will be considered an asset. The candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated innovation in teaching, experience with electronic teaching resources, and the ability and interest to teach a variety of courses will be an asset.

The Instructor will be expected to fulfill the following duties:

  • Teach 4 semester-long courses from the undergraduate curriculum per academic year
  • Manage the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre
  • Supervise and mentor the Teaching Assistants in the first year course tutorials
  • Manage the maintenance and development of online assignments for large multi-section courses
  • Deliver one on-line course each academic year, and assist in the delivery of another
  • The instructor should contribute to the administration of the department through attending meetings at departmental, division and faculty level, participating in committees, and volunteering for administrative tasks

The start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

For more information and application procedures please review the detailed posting.

Post Doctoral Fellow Positions

Rigetti Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship or

Doctoral Student Fellowship

(Full-time position)

Mathematics and Statistics

Position Summary:

Rigetti Computing based in Berkley, California through its work with faculty at Dalhousie University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics has provided funding for a scholarship for a PhD  student or post doctoral fellow who is involved in developing a quantum computer language.

The successful applicant will work on a project entitled "Trusted Quantum Software via a Formally Verified Functional Quantum Programming Language". Specifically, the project will involve the design of a type system for a type-safe functional programming language for quantum computing, loosely modelled on the Quipper language (http://www.mathstat.dal.ca/~selinger/quipper/). It will also involve developing the meta-theory (including categorical semantics) of the language, and eventually the formalization of some of this meta-theory in a proof assistant.

For more information and application procedures please review the detailed posting.


AARMS - Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

AARMS postdoctoral fellowships are awarded, on the recommendation of its Scientific Review Panel (SRP), to beginning researchers who received their PhD no more than four years before applying. Applications will be considered from those who anticipate receiving their PhD before the proposed start time of the fellowship, however the PhD must be in hand before actually beginning the fellowship. AARMS will provide $17,500 per year for the fellowship and the supervisor is responsible for organizing matching funds of at least this amount

It is typically expected that the proposed supervisor will not be the same person as the applicant’s PhD supervisor, and that the proposed Postdoctoral Fellowship will be at a different university than the one at which the PhD was awarded. The proposed supervisor must be a full-time tenure track or tenured faculty member at a university in Atlantic Canada.

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline. Awards are tenable for two years and include travel costs, a research grant, and a conference travel allowance.

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