Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Artificial Intelligence & Indigeneity

University of Alberta

Assistant, Affiliate or Full Professor, Synthetic Intelligence & Indigeneity
ART Workplace Interdsciplinary Research
Competitors No. – A110649501
Closing Date – Will stay open till crammed.

This place is part of the Affiliation of the Educational Employees of the College of Alberta (AASUA).
Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Media and Know-how Research on the College of Alberta invitations functions for a tenure-track or tenured place on the rank of Assistant, Affiliate or Full Professor in Synthetic Intelligence & Indigeneity, with an anticipated beginning date of July 1, 2024.

Place Abstract

We welcome candidates with specialization in an space of Synthetic Intelligence & Indigeneity that enhances and broadens our present strengths in analysis and educating. We significantly encourage candidates with analysis applications in areas similar to Indigenous epistemologies, digital humanities, software program research and emergent media theories, with particular emphasis on how these areas intersect with decolonization, synthetic intelligence understood broadly, and Indigenous analysis and information.

Various methodological and theoretical approaches in addition to engagement with Indigenous information techniques, languages or methodologies are required. Demonstrated expertise main analysis and/or analysis creation initiatives on the intersection of AI and Indigenous analysis can be an asset. The profitable candidate will help the College of Arts in its efforts to decolonize and indigenize analysis and educating. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students are inspired to use, together with Indigenous students from any geographical area. Candidates ought to self-identify and are inspired to show Indigenous group connections.

Profitable candidates can be nominated for a Canada CIFAR Synthetic Intelligence (CCAI) Chair by the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). Amii is certainly one of three institutes named within the Pan-Canadian AI Technique and represents greater than 35 synthetic intelligence (AI) & machine studying (ML) researchers on the U of A, in addition to CCAI Chairs at post-secondary establishments throughout Western Canada. The CCAI Chair consists of analysis funding for no less than 5 years.
This place is a part of a College of Alberta cluster rent within the areas of analysis power that embody well being, vitality and Indigenous initiatives in well being and humanities, amongst others. The College of Alberta is world- famend for its power in AI; this cohort will carry collectively and foster the subsequent era of scientists main the event of machine studying for societal profit, fulfilling Amii’s mandate of AI for good and all

Minimal {Qualifications}:

• A terminal diploma (PhD or MFA/MDes or equal) in a related subject
• An modern and sturdy analysis program within the subject of AI, demonstrated by a powerful document of publications and shows in essential venues, or a document of various analysis experiences, similar to analysis creation or community-engaged scholarship;
• A track-record of profitable analysis funding (particularly within the case of candidates who already maintain a tenure- monitor place);
• A transparent plan for future analysis;
• Excellence in educating and mentorship appropriate to the candidate’s profession stage, as demonstrated by a educating portfolio that features educating evaluations, an announcement of the candidate’s method to educating, and pattern course outlines.

Unit/College Abstract:
Media and Know-how Research (MTS) is an interdisciplinary unit inside the College of Arts, with rising undergraduate applications in Media Research; Science, Know-how & Society; and Laptop Recreation Design, in addition to a graduate program in Digital Humanities and an MA in Communications and Know-how. MTS gives a vibrant and supportive work atmosphere for brand new and established lecturers, with excellent help for analysis and educating.

The College of Arts is the oldest and most various school on campus and is among the largest analysis and educating centres in Western Canada ( Analysis applications with connections to Indigenous analysis throughout the College embody the Canada Analysis Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Research, the Institute for Prairie and Indigenous Archeology, the Intersections of Gender (IG) signature space, and the Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne (CLC). The College can also be house to the College of Native Research in addition to the Canada Analysis Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, the Canada Analysis Chair in Indigenous Governance, and the Located Knowledges, Indigenous Peoples and Place (SKIPP) signature space.

Working on the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta ( is located within the centre of Edmonton on Amiskwaciy/Beaver Hills in Treaty 6 territory, additionally the normal assembly floor and residential for a lot of Indigenous Peoples, together with the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public establishment, the College of Alberta is among the main Universities in Canada primarily based on the status and power in service, educating and analysis. The primary campus of the College of Alberta is situated in Alberta’s capital, the Metropolis of Edmonton, The Edmonton metropolitan space is the sixth largest in Canada, with a inhabitants of practically 1.5 million. Edmonton is house to Canada’s second-largest city Indigenous inhabitants, with over 76,000 residents who establish as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. It has the second largest Indigenous inhabitants and the fourth largest Black inhabitants of any Canadian metropolis. Almost 10% of Edmonton’s inhabitants is of South Asian origin and 16% of East and Southeast Asian origin, with rising numbers of Edmontonians of Filipino, Latin American and Center Japanese origins. The Edmonton public college system gives bilingual schooling for youngsters in French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese language (Mandarin), and American Signal Language. amiskwaciy Academy gives Cree as a highschool credit score and has began an Aboriginal research course in junior highschool.

The College of Alberta serves over 39,000 college students in virtually 400 undergraduate, graduate {and professional} applications. The College is house to a various and welcoming group of over 1,300 Indigenous college students from varied Nations and communities. In 2022, the College’s Indigenous Strategic Plan was carried out, reflecting an essential step in our establishment’s dedication to reconciliation in post-secondary schooling and analysis, addressing the historic legacy of the residential college system and Canada’s colonial historical past in a significant and lasting manner. The College’s ideas and actions and its EDI Strategic Plan are underpinned by respect for the dignity, rights, and full participation of all those that reside, work, and study inside the college. The Educational Success Centre administers the College of Alberta’s Responsibility to Accommodate process for college kids, and works with college students, instructors, campus items, Colleges and departments, group and authorities companies, and on and off-campus service suppliers to coordinate college students’ medical and non-medical lodging wants for participation in College of Alberta educational applications.

How you can Apply:

To have your utility thought-about, please choose the Apply On-line icon beneath and submit the next:
• cowl letter that features highlights of the candidate’s profile (2 pages max);
• Please notice: Letters of reference will solely be requested for chosen candidates. Referees must be ready to ship their letters by mid-November.
• curriculum vitae that features the names of three referees (CV);
• analysis assertion that outlines predominant areas of present and future analysis (2 pages max) (submit as attachment underneath “Analysis Plan” choice);
• educating file that features proof of or potential for educating effectiveness. This could embody a quick description of your method to educating or transient descriptions of some programs you have got taught or can be interested by educating. Full syllabi aren’t required (submit as one attachment underneath “Assertion of Educating/Analysis Curiosity” choice);
• no less than one pattern of written or inventive work (submit as one attachment underneath “Record of Publications” choice).

Inquiries relating to the place could be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Marie-Eve Morin ([email protected]), or to the Director of MTS, Dr. Gordon Gow ([email protected]) (utilizing “College Positions 2023” as the e-mail’s topic).

Evaluate of functions will begin on October 30, 2023 and can proceed till the place is crammed,with a focused begin date of July 1, 2024.

To help the College in complying with necessary reporting necessities of the Immigration and Refugee Safety Act (R203(3)(e), please embody the primary digit of your Canadian Social Insurance coverage Quantity in your utility (inside the cowl letter). In case you shouldn’t have a Canadian Social Insurance coverage Quantity, please point out this in your utility (inside the cowl letter).

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Be aware: On-line functions are accepted till midnight MST of the cut-off date.
All certified candidates are inspired to use; nonetheless, Canadians and everlasting residents can be given precedence.

The College of Alberta is dedicated to an equitable, various, and inclusive workforce. We welcome functions from all certified individuals. We encourage girls; First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals; members of seen minority teams; individuals with disabilities; individuals of any sexual orientation or gender identification and expression; and all those that could contribute to the additional diversification of concepts and the College to use.

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