Assistant Professor - Controls, Schulich School of Engineering

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Assistant Professor - Controls, Schulich School of Engineering

Job ID: 24803

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Main Campus

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Position Description

The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Controls, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline, or those who will have earned a doctoral degree by the anticipated start date, and who have the potential for excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.

Within the broad topic of Controls, the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Discrete and Embedded Control
  • Decentralized and/or Distributed Control Systems
  • Industrial Automation, including but not limited to smart agriculture and manufacturing automation
  • Autonomous Systems and vehicles, including UAV

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate

  • a record of high-quality research and publications
  • the potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years
  • the alignment between their research interests and the research priorities of the Schulich School of Engineering and the University of Calgary
  • the ability to attract and develop excellent trainees, students, and future researchers
  • ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses related to the topics in the position description above
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Engineering

Candidates should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Experience working in industry or on industrial projects is considered an asset.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online via the ’Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (it is suggested that you merge these documents into a single pdf):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages)

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr Andy Knight

Head, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

[email protected]

Applications are accepted until February 21, 2022

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources ( [email protected] ).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No).

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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