The Université de Montréal | University of Montreal

Job Title

Assistant Professor in Computing for Information Science




Opening Date: 10/19/2021
Closing Date:  12/03/2021

Job Description

The École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) of the Université de Montréal invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Computing for Information Science, with a specialization in knowledge modelling and representation, information security or health informatics. 

Job Duties

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and knowledge dissemination, and contribute to the academic and administrative life of the University.




  • Ph.D. in Information Science or a relevant discipline
  • Strong research record in Computing for Information Science (rooted in Information Science)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality university education in Computing for Information Science
  • Ability to develop a dynamic and original high-level research program in Computing for Information Science (rooted in Information Science)
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following
    • Knowledge modelling and representation – ontologies, information systems, information or data visualisation, data storytelling
    • Information security – protection of personal data, information privacy, digital privacy, cybersecurity, authentication
    • Health informatics
  • Professional experience and established relations with local, national, and international professional associations in information science are an asset
  • Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their skills.

Supplementation Information

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

How to Apply

The application file should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter; application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen/ permanent resident of Canada.” Or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Recent publications or research papers
  • Your teaching philosophy (maximum one page)
  • A presentation of your research program (maximum two pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees

Application file and letters of recommendation must be sent by email before November 26, 2021 to:

Professor Lyne Da Sylva, Director
École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information,
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Phone: +1-514-343-7400
Email: [email protected]


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