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Now Hiring: Postdoctoral Fellow at UAlberta

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Alberta, Computing Science

Competition No. – A113944549

Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.


The Department of Computing Science and Amii, at the University of Alberta, has an immediate opening for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work with the Amii Fellows in multiple areas of Artificial Intelligence research. 

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is one of three centers of excellence in the Pan-Canadian AI strategy. Amii is establishing an Amii-wide post-doc position for post-docs to work with the Amii Fellows. One strength of Amii is the collaborative nature of the centre. Thus, the ideal candidate will work with two or more fellows to conduct novel and transformative research.

The appointment will initially be for a one-year term and will be renewable for an additional year subject to the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. 

The postdoctoral fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary group of computer scientists and their students. For information about the Amii Fellows and their research, see our people. Applicants are not required to be working directly in the area of an Amii fellow as long as they can make a compelling research proposal that connects the proposed work. For example, someone may propose working with fellows to explore the equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) implications of machine learning, even if the fellows are not directly working on research related to EDI. As the fellows perform research in broad areas of AI, candidates working in areas outside of machine learning are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page research statement, 1-page diversity statement, and contact information for 2-5 references to amiiadm+pdf2021@ualberta.ca 

The research statement should describe a plan of research and its relevance to the specific expertise of two Amii Fellows. Applicants are asked to include an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement in their application letter. In this letter, applicants should identify their strengths and experiences with EDI, such as supporting diverse and/or underrepresented students in STEM, or research related to EDI impacts of Artificial Intelligence. 

The starting date for this position is negotiable. The review of applications will begin on February 22nd. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by March 7th. The search will continue until suitable candidates are found.

The Department of Computing Science is home to nearly 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and over 200 graduate students in its PhD and thesis-based MSc programs. 

The University of Alberta has over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows are part of the university’s exceptional learning and research environment.

Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, offers a rich array of cultural, professional, sports, and entrepreneurial activities, with easy access to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and its public elementary and secondary schools provide high-quality education.

Edmonton is also home to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), which is part of the CIFAR $125M Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, as well as on-going significant provincial funding (over the last 18 years). Amii has attracted an extremely strong cohort of professors, postdocs and graduate students, and enhanced what was already a world-class very strong machine learning community in Edmonton.

How to Apply

Email amiiadm+pdf2021@ualberta.ca



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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