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Assistant Professor, Wearable Technology, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Job ID: 22125

Updated: February 2, 2021

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Wearable Technology with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer 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 field of Wearable Technology, the following research topics are of interest:

  • design and fabrication of wearable devices for biomedical applications
  • development of sensors and systems to monitor human health
  • printable sensors and electronics
  • bioelectronics and flexible electronics for wearable applications
  • wearable haptic devices for industrial applications
  • embedded intelligence for wearable applications

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research publications. They are expected to demonstrate the potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years. They will have the ability to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers.  The successful candidates will develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering Program. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and provide evidence of successful teaching ability. 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 an asset.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, includes 45 academics of all ranks, and is teaching approximately 1100 undergraduate and 350 graduate students.  Effective March 1, 2021, the Department will be re-named as the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering. We offer major undergraduate programs in Electrical and Software Engineering, with minors in Computer, Digital, Biomedical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering. The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Catalyst for a Connected World, commits the school to enriching student experience, expanding access to engineering and enhancing global research impact.  Our strategy for digital innovation is at the heart of this plan. The Schulich School of Engineering is a key contributor the University of Calgary Growth Through Focus plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery.  

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)

Applications are accepted until March 7, 2021.

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.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River; the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary. Calgary is home for the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can- do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary involves more than 300 faculty members with current annual research funding exceeding $75M. The university has made significant investments in Biomedical Engineering to date, including the allocation of six Tier 1 and nine Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. A strong culture of collaboration and cross-disciplinary research excellence is enabled by significant research infrastructure located in multiple centers across campus. The University of Calgary’s multidisciplinary Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering research strategy drives innovations that are saving lives and revolutionizing health care.  Biomedical Engineering is led by the Schulich School of Engineering, Cumming School of Medicine, and the faculties of Kinesiology, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. With collaborative teams focused on human mobility, health monitoring and management including e-health, advanced biomedical imaging, precision bio-diagnostics, regenerative medicine and novel medical technologies, our researchers are transforming health services and quality of life.

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

 

 

 

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