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Computer Science Approaches Against Racism

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

The School of Computer Science of McGill University, Montreal, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment (all ranks) with a focus on computer science approaches to address anti-Black racism and other types of social inequities.

Examples of areas of interest include:

  • Data science techniques to detect, monitor, and study the presence and consequences of racial inequities in our societies.
  • Design of fair/just artificial intelligence and algorithmic systems, with applications toward reducing racial inequities.
  • Development of accountable, transparent, and ethical computer systems from critical human-computer interaction and software engineering perspectives.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment and must have demonstrated the capacity of independent research of excellent quality. They must have a strong publication record in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, or computational aspects of fairness, accountability and transparency (FAccT), and a demonstrated record for the development of new approaches to detect and/or avoid anti-Black racism and systemic biases in computer systems. Background in critical race theory is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-quality research and secure competitive external funding, teach to a diverse and talented student body and provide service to the University, the profession and society at large.

This position is one of six currently being filled in the areas of African and Black Studies at McGill, in phase one of a multi-year interdisciplinary initiative designed to strengthen and support research innovation and excellence in the domains of African and Black Studies at McGill University while simultaneously addressing the under-representation of Black faculty in the tenure stream, as laid out in McGill’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025

Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. The expected start date is August 1, 2021.

For further details of the application process and to submit your application please go to https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/employment/294

Montreal is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. It is a historic and cosmopolitan city, home to six universities, and considered one of the best cities for students. The city is home to a very active AI and IT community, including university-led institutes such as MILA (the Quebec artificial intelligence institute), industry-led AI research groups (Microsoft research, Google Brain, Deepmind, Facebook AI, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Borealis AI, Thales, and several more), as well as a thriving startup community.

McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada and has been consistently ranked in the top universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys. The School of Computer Science offers a collegial environment with opportunities for interaction with world-class researchers in machine learning, robotics, social data science, bioinformatics, natural language processing, theory of algorithms and complexity, big data systems, communications, and more.

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more details, please refer to the full posting at https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/employment/294.





Posted: 2021-01-14 Expires: 2021-03-15

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