University of Alberta

Tenure and Tenure track Positions in Lasers, Plasma and Fusion Energy

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104034140
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta is seeking candidates for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in Lasers, Plasmas and Fusion Energy at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applications are invited from candidates in the diverse areas of lasers and plasmas, with emphasis on the overall excellence, originality, and promise of the candidate’s work as evidenced by the impact, quality, and recognition of his or her scientific contributions and short- and long-term research goals.  The Department has excellent teaching and research programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Engineering Physics, with long-standing strength in the areas of lasers and plasmas.  Successful candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students and must also demonstrate a commitment to teaching in their fields of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level.

This call for applications is part of a continuing thrust to build an expanded program in lasers and plasmas that will emphasize fusion energy systems and applications, but could also include diversified applications such as laser processing of materials, plasma-based semiconductor manufacturing, and the use of lasers in medical biophysics and surgery.  As we build this advanced program, the Department recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength.  We recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship and a collegial atmosphere.  We encourage individuals to strive for excellence in accordance with their abilities while maintaining a level of balance between teaching, research, and service to the university and the engineering profession.  We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a cooperative spirit.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics or a closely related area. Hiring preference will be given to candidates possessing an extensive record of publication in high-quality, reputable, peer-reviewed journals.  Consideration will also be given to conference papers and books or book chapters with demonstrated impact and which have garnered international recognition. In addition, preference will be given to candidates providing evidence of established and respected research and teaching skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels.  Successful candidates will also be required in due course to become licensed professional engineers in the Province of Alberta.

Interested candidates are invited to first complete an online form at: http://www.ece.ualberta.ca/laserapplicants.html Upon completion of the online form, applicants will be invited to submit a curriculum vitae and supporting documents.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number please indicate this in your application.

The review of applications will begin on or about November 30, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until all positions are filled.  Additional information about the Department, the University of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton can be found at: http://www.ece.engineering.ualberta.ca/.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.