Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

University of British Columbia, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)


Job ID: 28500

Location: Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)

Job Category: Regular

Classification Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)

Business Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Department: Electrical&ComputerEngineering



Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Ongoing: Yes

Desired Start Date: 2018/07/01

Job End Date:

Possibility of Extension: No

Funding Type: Budget Funded


Closing Date:

Available Openings: 6


Faculty Job Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for up to six (6) tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. The anticipated start date is between 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019. We welcome applicants from outstanding candidates who have a strong interest in pursuing research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in any of the following areas:


- Machine learning and systems for machine learning;
- Software systems and engineering including dependable systems, cybersecurity, networked systems, and cloud computing;
- Circuit design, including quantum and neuromorphic computing hardware;
- Communications & signal processing; or
- Systems & control: robotics, dynamical systems control, and planning.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and must be eligible to be registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.


Successful applicants will be expected to maintain an active research program, assume teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serve the Department and University in various capacities. Applicants must therefore demonstrate clear interest in and potential to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and service to the academic community.


Please submit applications to Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of their teaching philosophy; a statement of their research philosophy; a copy of two major publications; and the names, addresses, and contact information of four (4) individuals who can be contacted as referees. Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2018.

Information on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering can be found at All positions are subject to funding and will be governed by UBC's Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty Members.


Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed".

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In your application, please refer to