University of Alberta


Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Competition No.  -    A111436221
Closing Date  -    Jul 25, 2018

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Digital Humanities Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Gender and Cultural Informatics at the rank of Professor with a starting date of April 2, 2019.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD and nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair position.  Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, including an outstanding record of research granting and large-scale research team building.  The successful candidate will have an advanced research record in the study of digital infrastructures, information management, the digital humanities, and gender studies. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate student programs, and graduate student research supervision.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is a hub for feminism, social justice studies, and engaged citizenship at the University of Alberta.  Our award-winning teachers and researchers offer a wide variety of exciting classes to students from across the University community.  The University of Alberta is recognized globally as a foremost centre for the study of gender and intersectionality and supports gender-themed research programs across multiple disciplines and faculties.

The University of Alberta is a leading centre for scholarship and innovation in the fields of big data, digital infrastructure, artificial intelligence, interactive technologies, and digital learning. With significant investments and prior infrastructural projects such as TAPoR, Orlando, and CWRC, the Faculty of Arts is one of the top centers for digital humanities research in the world.

The University of Alberta has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service.  The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students in close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses (  The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse Faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada.  The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city.  The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, samples of current research papers, and if available, a teaching dossier that includes evaluations of teaching performance.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Business address:

1-22 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T6G 2E7

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Susanne Luhmann, Chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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.