University of Alberta

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions in Control Systems

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104038099
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta is seeking applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Control Systems, with an emphasis on Mechatronics.  Applications are invited from candidates with demonstrated impact, originality, and continued promise in areas related to control systems and mechatronics as evidenced by the quality of their scientific contributions and their short- and long-term research goals.  Successful candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students and must also demonstrate commitment to teaching in their fields of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Exceptional candidates with demonstrated expertise and continuing interest in the application of machine learning to control systems may be considered for an appointment under the Canadian CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs Program ( in concert with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (

This call for applications is part of a thrust within the Faculty of Engineering to expand upon our existing team in controls and mechatronics, as well as extend our expertise in applications of machine learning.  The University of Alberta is home to world-renowned researchers in control theory and its applications who enjoy an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment for their research across several departments, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, and Computing Science.  Ongoing research projects include investigation of fundamentals of control theory and the application of control methods to industrial challenges in process control, robotics, and automotive engineering.

As we build our team, the ECE Department recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength.  We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a cooperative spirit.  We recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship and a collegial atmosphere.  We encourage individuals to strive for excellence in accordance with their abilities while maintaining a level of balance between teaching, research, and service to the university and the engineering profession.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related area. Hiring preference will be given to candidates with impactful publications in high-quality, reputable, peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books and book chapters.  In addition, preference will be given to candidates providing evidence of established and respected teaching skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels.  Successful candidates will also be required in due course within six years to become licensed professional engineers in the Province of Alberta.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), applicants will be asked to include the first digit of their Canadian Social Insurance Number on this form.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number please indicate this in your application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  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.

Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2019.  The competition will remain open until the position is filled.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

The Department has excellent teaching and research programs and strong relationships with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, and Computing Science.  Nearing 60 faculty members, including many award-winning researchers and teachers, and with world-class facilities and diverse research and education programs, we are one of the top five ECE departments in Canada.

Home to over one million people, the greater Edmonton area offers all the amenities of a large urban centre while maintaining a friendly atmosphere.  It hosts a thriving arts and festival scene with a variety of family activities, a vast array of sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services.

We invite those interested in this opportunity to investigate the following links for additional information about the ECE Department (, the University of Alberta (, and the City of Edmonton (