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The Bruce H. Mitchell Endowed Chair

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The Bruce H. Mitchell Endowed Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Centre for Human-Machine Collaboration

Queen’s University at Kingston


November 2017


The Centre for Human-Machine Collaboration is an interdisciplinary initiative within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), with a focus on Cyber Human Systems. The Centre will span a continuum from machine learning and artificial intelligence, through to computational and electronic interactions with mechanical devices, chemical and biological systems, and the sensing and control of the human environment, leveraging strengths and synergies within FEAS disciplines, including smart vehicles, assistive biomechanical devices, biosensors and responsive materials. 

The Department is seeking an outstanding individual to join this collaborative group as anendowed chair[MR1] . The candidate will have an internationally recognized program of research, with a track record of securing external research funding in the field of computational intelligence with an emphasis on machine learning related to human-interactive mechatronics and collaborative robotics, and a record of providing leadership in their research field. The candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching. This search is oriented toward a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In the case of a truly exceptional candidate, a tenured appointment at a rank that is commensurate with the candidate’s academic qualifications will be considered.

The chair will be provided with $1M of research funding with opportunities to leverage and multiply this funding. The starting date is July 1, 2018.

The intial competition closes December 15, 2017, and will remain open until the position has been filled.

All candidates should go to for a full and detailed posting and instructions on how to apply.