Assistant Professor - Applied Electromagnetics and Wireless Systems

ENG Electrical & Comp Engineer

Competition No.  -    A104047086
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor positions in the broad areas of Applied Electromagnetics and Wireless Systems. This position is part of the University of Alberta’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, candidates from traditionally underrepresented and equity deserving groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are invited from candidates with research expertise including, but not limited to the areas of: i) 5G and 6G, ii) Sensors, iii) Internet of Things applications in smart health, smart infrastructure, autonomous and connected vehicles, iv) RF/microwave/mm-wave circuits and antennas, v) Artificial intelligence- and machine learning-assisted design and analysis, vi) Software-defined radio, vii) Virtual/augmented reality.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Electrical or Computer/Software Engineering. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire.

We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service work. Consideration will be given to candidates with a record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Consideration will also be given to those who provide evidence of research and teaching experience and skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service and volunteerism broadly related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has excellent teaching and research programs. Exceeding 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. As we build our team, we recognize that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. The Department celebrates creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit and recognizes the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary research, and mentorship. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 450 students, including approximately 220 PhD students.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The University of Alberta offers close to 900 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus, and has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people."

The University of Alberta is in Edmonton, home to over one million people. As the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is also headquarters to several provincial and federal government agencies, has a city council dedicated to urban development and ending homelessness, and an international airport. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services. The campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. The Faculty of Engineering values families and aims to minimize the long distance separation of them when possible through our spouse/partner hiring practices.

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How to Apply

To apply, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
  • Curriculum vitae (submit under “CV”)
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals (2 pages maximum; submit under “Research Plan”)
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy and evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness (2 pages maximum; submit under "Statement of Teaching Interests”)
  • 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 at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

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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.