Nine-Month Limited Term Appointment – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

St. Francis Xavier University

Assistant Professor

Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science

Nine-Month Limited Term Appointment

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics invites applications for a nine-month Limited Term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence August 14, 2023.

The successful candidates will have or be nearing completion of a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field. The preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and provide evidence of high-quality research.

About Mathematics & Statistics at StFX
The Department has 12 tenured/tenure-track research active members, across a variety of areas, committed to the scholarship of teaching and outreach to the community. The Department prides itself on its engagement with students and collegiality within the University. The successful candidate will find an intimate, supportive, inclusive and intellectually stimulating environment.

Application Instructions
Consideration of applications will commence July 21, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests and experiences, and the names of three references via email to:

Dr. Stephen Finbow
Department Chair, Mathematics & Statistics
St. Francis Xavier University
2323 Notre Dame Avenue,
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5

St. Francis Xavier University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Our institution is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), racialized persons (especially African Nova Scotians), persons with disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ and any others who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Qualified candidates will be provided the opportunity to self- identify through a process with Human Resources. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are also committed to the elimination of barriers to participation for persons with disabilities. Should you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 902-867-5038.

About St. Francis Xavier University
Established in 1853, St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is consistently recognized as one of the best universities in Canada. StFX exceeds the needs of today’s undergraduates through providing the very best academic experience — outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research opportunities, and global exchanges — all within Canada’s most vibrant and inspiring residential campus. Here, the focus is on the academic and the personal development of every student, making community and social engagement a large part of the learning experience. Our students are academically strong and highly engaged in every aspect of life, determined to make a positive impact on the world.

In 2022, Maclean’s annual university rankings put StFX #1 in student satisfaction and #2 in reputation across Canada in the primarily undergraduate category. For more, visit

About Antigonish, Nova Scotia
The beautiful and historic town of Antigonish is located within the northeastern corner of Nova Scotia. Only a 15-minute drive from the ocean and a two-hour drive to major urban centres, Antigonish is a family-friendly community with a diverse and growing population and provides access to excellent education at all levels. The town is surrounded by rolling countryside and beautiful beaches and is a hotspot for outdoor recreation, sports and other active lifestyle activities. Antigonish supports a vibrant culture in the arts with music, performing arts, visual arts and crafts, and fabulous festivals happening throughout the year. For more information visit or