Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Pervasive Computing for Health and Healthy Aging.

Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the PERFORM Centre
Montreal, Quebec
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Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and

 Computer Engineering (ECE) and the PERFORM Centre

are seeking applications for a Canada Research Chair

 (CRC) Tier II in Pervasive Computing for Health and

 Healthy Aging. The Government of Canada funds the

 Canada Research Chairs program in order to promote world-

class research in Canadian universities.  Details about the

 Canadian Government’s CRC program as well as the chair

 selection criteria can be found at

Candidates shall have a PhD degree in Computer Engineering

 or a related discipline and possess expertise and research

 interest in areas such as, but not limited to embedded

 systems, embedded computing, wireless computing and/or

 software platforms for embedded computing, with

 applications in health, healthy aging, human performance

 and/or smart homes/buildings. This is a tenure-track or

 tenured position. Appointments will be in the Department of

 Electrical and Computer Engineering and at the rank of

 Assistant or Associate Professor depending on the successful

 candidate’s level of experience. The ideal candidate will

 thrive in an interdisciplinary research environment,

 interacting with existing research capacity in ECE, in other

 parts of the University, and beyond the institution, through

 the PERFORM Centre. They will have a vision and a drive

 to become an internationally recognized leader in their area

 of research. Applications from colleagues at the beginning of

 their careers are welcome.

Applicants should show evidence of ability and commitment

 to attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate

 students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as leading major

 research initiatives. The applicant must propose an original

 and innovative research program of the highest quality

 related to the position. Applicants should also show evidence

 of ability and commitment to university teaching.

Concordia offers a competitive compensation and benefit

 package covering health insurance, pension and retirement

 benefits, parental leave, etc. We also provide mentoring and

 support for research scholarship, granting and publication as

 part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional


The ECE Department, PERFORM Centre and Concordia

 University are inclusive and welcome diverse experiences to

 improve learning and advance research.  As part of our

 commitment to providing students with a dynamic,

 innovative and inclusive educational environment, we

 require all applicants to articulate how their professional

 experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct

 innovative research in ways that are relevant for our diverse,

 multicultural, contemporary Canadian society.

Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian

 professional engineering association, preferably in the

 Province of Quebec, is essential.  The language of instruction

 at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an


Concordia University and Montreal

With about 50,000 students, and 2,000 faculty members,

 Concordia is among Canada’s leading universities.

  Concordia is an English language institution and is 

situated in vibrant, diverse, and innovative Montreal, the

 second largest French speaking city in the world.  Montreal

 boasts 4 major universities and 12 smaller colleges on the

 island.  It houses world class hubs in health, software,

 aerospace, energy and in emerging areas like pervasive


The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer


Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the

 Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is

 home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science

 students and a faculty complement of 230 faculty members. 

 The School has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35

 graduate programs.  Its research profile continues to grow as

 it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to

 a broad range of societal challenges.  For more information

 on the School, please visit:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The ECE Department has a faculty complement of 45

 professors active in various areas of computer engineering

 and electrical engineering.  The Department offers PhD,

 master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering,

 Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering

 (Avionics).  Concordia University and ECE attract a high

 quality, diverse student population in all its programs. More

 information on ECE is available at

The PERFORM Centre

The PERFORM Centre is a unique research facility devoted

 to prevention research through lifestyle intervention and

 impact assessment. It houses an athletic therapy clinic,

 cardio-pulmonary suite, clinical analysis suite, conditioning

 floor, functional assessment lab, imaging suite, nutrition

 suite, and sleep laboratory all under one roof.  Home to 51

 research members and specialists in health and disease

 prevention who play an important role in cultivating

 interdisciplinary and collaborative research that create links

 between a variety of traditional and non-traditional

 disciplines in an effort to improve health across the

 population, the PERFORM Centre offers numerous and

 varied opportunities for research collaboration and training

 in a variety of settings and disciplines.  As a Concordia

 University research platform, the PERFORM Centre trains

 future generations of researchers and strives to advance

 knowledge.  In addition to fostering multidisciplinary

 research collaborations, PERFORM also generates

 educational opportunities to train the next generation of

 health-care professionals and practitioners.  See


Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be

 exceptional emerging scholars within 10 years of their

 highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career

 interruptions). Candidates are encouraged to share any career

 interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an

 impact on their career goals, such as the decision to have a

 family, eldercare, illness, and so forth, in their letter of

 application. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs

website for full program information, including further

 details on eligibility criteria.

Applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum

 vitae, teaching statement, research statement including an

 innovative research program proposal, a statement on the

 candidate’s thoughts and experiences on inclusiveness (1

 page), and the names of four referees. This package must be

 sent in electronic form (PDF) via email. The subject line of

 the email should read: “Application for CRC Tier II in

 Pervasive Computing for Health and Healthy Aging”

.  Candidates’ cover letters should address how they plan to

 contribute to a more diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment.

Applications should be submitted by August 15, 2019

 Applications that come after that date may continue to be

 reviewed on an ongoing basis, until a suitable candidate has

 been identified.  Only short-listed applicants will be

 notified.  The appointment is expected to commence in

 January 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Kindly forward your electronic applications to:

Dr. Habib Benali, Hiring Committee Chair

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing

 accommodations for any part of the application process may

 contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty

 Development and Inclusion at or by

 phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323


Employment equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment

 equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse

 faculty and staff. The University encourages applications

 from all qualified individuals, including women, members of

 visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual

 minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may

 contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-

identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,

 Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To

 comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting

 requirements, the University is obliged to gather information

 about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of

 Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not

 identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all

 applications must include one of the following statements:


Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 


No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.



Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the PERFORM Centre

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Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Pervasive Computing for Health and Healthy Aging.

Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the PERFORM Centre
Montreal, Quebec

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