Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering

College: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: December 13, 2019
Deadline: January 13, 2020
Please reference AD #19-71

Position Description:

The School of Engineering invites applications from outstanding individuals for the following position at the Assistant Professor level.

The University of Guelph, School of Engineering, seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the discipline of computer engineering.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs in computing and to contribute to the research community. To be considered for this position, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in computer or electrical engineering and have earned a doctorate in computer engineering or a related field; have an outstanding research and publication record, and have teaching experience at the university level. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a strong research record in one or more of the following areas: high-performance computing, distributed computing, computer architecture, VLSI and integrated circuit design, software-hardware co-design, cyber-physical/hybrid systems, or edge computing.

Qualified applicants for this position will be expected to teach core computer engineering undergraduate and graduate courses. They will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program funded by external funding sources. Candidates will be expected to mentor graduate students and provide service within and external to the University.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent research potential as well as strong undergraduate teaching interest and ability. Post-doctoral academic/industrial research experience is desired. Preference will be given to the candidate who will combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current research strengths.

The School has particular strength and emphasis in design, and therefore candidates with strengths in design are desirable. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario within five years of hiring is a requirement of this position.

The University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present, the School is comprised of over 55 faculty members, 25 staff and technicians, 1700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

The City of Guelph is known for its educational and cultural life and has often been rated as one of the best cities to live in Canada. It is surrounded by rolling farmland, possesses an excellent public transit system and a wide variety of housing possibilities. The City is within easy driving distance of Metropolitan Toronto and recreational areas, from the Niagara wine region, to Lake Huron, to the ski hills of Collingwood.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin January 13, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of teaching vision; (3) a statement of research vision, and the contact points for five references. The position is subject to final budgetary confirmation. Please state in the subject line of your email the position title you are applying for and reference #0126-123. Applications should be sent to the attention of:
The Director
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: mecheng@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.