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University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario N2L3G1
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  • Software Engineering
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional candidate for a tenure-track position beginning on or around September 1, 2018. The department is inviting candidates in the broad areas of computer engineering, software systems, and computer science to apply for the position.  It is anticipated that the position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional cases at the Full Professor rank will be considered. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.  Evidence of an actively developing research program is required. Duties include research, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervising graduate students.  The successful candidate will be equally committed to ensuring excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to developing and maintaining an active and internationally recognized research program.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a mix of undergraduate courses, in addition to developing and teaching innovative graduate courses. Based on qualifications and the rank hired at, an annual salary will range from $100,000 to $150,000. For exceptionally qualified candidates, a higher annual salary will be considered.

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae,3) a research statement, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, as well as 5) the names of at least three references to the Faculty Search Coordinator via the online system at . Immediately upon submission of the application, candidates should ask their references to send letters to . To consider a letter, it has to come directly from the reference using an institutional email address and must have the candidate's name in the email's subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact the recruitment committee via email: .

Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a complete application. To ensure full consideration, the application must be received before December 31, 2017. 

The university is committed to leadership in technology-enabled learning. It is a vibrant community built around teaching excellence and scholarship in teaching, with direct and active institutional support through its Centre for Teaching Excellence and resources deployed in the faculties and departments.  There is a strategic commitment to research-enhanced, technology-enhanced, and entrepreneurship-enhanced learning. The University of Waterloo excels at experiential learning via the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program. For the past two decades, the University of Waterloo has been recognized in a national reputation survey of universities as 'best overall', 'most innovative', and producing 'leaders of tomorrow'. A recent survey of business leaders ranked Waterloo Engineering as number one in Canada.

The department currently has more than 90 faculty members and is one of the largest engineering departments in Canada. The undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering (offered jointly with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science), Mechatronics Engineering (offered jointly with the Departments of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and Systems Design Engineering), Nanotechnology Engineering (offered jointly with the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), and Biomedical Engineering (offered jointly with several departments including Systems Design Engineering) attract outstanding students, both domestic and international. The department also administers a world-class graduate program, which drives cutting-edge research excelling in technological innovations and encompassing all major areas of electrical and computer engineering.  Our research is led by faculty members who are internationally recognized for their expertise and holders of many prestigious awards (E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, IEEE Fellowships, Royal Society of Canada Fellowships, etc.) and research chairs.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The successful applicant is expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for an engineering license or limited engineering license with Professional Engineers Ontario within five years.

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