Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Software Engineering

Queen's University at Kingston


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Software Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
June 2022

Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
at Queen's University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor with specialization in Software Engineering, Software Analytics, Software Security & Testing,
Formal Methods or Human Computer Interfaces. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023.


The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in software engineering, computer engineering or
a related discipline completed by the start date of the appointment.

The main criteria for selection are:

• Evidence of high-quality scholarly research expertise that complements existing research areas
in the department that is demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and external
research funding;

• Strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the
department's programs

• Evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered

• Professional engineering licensure in Canada, or the eligibility to obtain licensure, is a
requirement. Note that all forms of engineering licensure in Canada are considered acceptable
(e.g. P.Eng., temporary engineering license, provisional engineering license, etc.).

• Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience will be considered an asset;

The successful candidate will be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the
Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

The Queen's University Policy Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for In-person University
Activities requires ALL Community Members, including employees, to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID19
prior to participating in any In-person University Activities. This is a condition of employment for all
employees who are required to attend University Property to perform their employment responsibilities.
Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to substantiated grounds (medical and other protected
grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code) may ask the University to validate the exemption and
request an accommodation in these rare circumstances. If approved, they will be subject to additional
health and safety measures.

Your Career with Queen's Engineering

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities with a global reputation and
is a recognized leader in Canadian higher education. The Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering has 35 full-time and 7 cross-appointed faculty, 966 undergraduate students, and 180 masters
and doctoral students. The Department is home to the Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics
Research (ePOWER) and has connections to a number of multi-disciplinary Centres such as the Ingenuity
Labs Research Institute, Human Mobility Research Centre, CMC Microsystems, Nanofabrication Kingston,
Green Centre Canada, Innovation Park, and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Connector.

Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing opportunities for
early career academics to develop exceptional research and teaching contributions while fostering an
inclusive environment where all faculty can thrive. Support for faculty to develop strong research
programs includes Special Research Grant opportunities, grant writing workshops and review services,
and one-to-one mentorship from experienced colleagues. To promote on-going teaching success, there is
support for course development and delivery provided by the Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning,
the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Queen's Engineering is also committed to promoting
equity, diversity, and inclusivity in Engineering, supported by the recent establishment of a Chair for
Women in Engineering, the new Engineering Strategic Plan, and Engineering for Everyone.

The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic
Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston's residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a
wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Queen's historic campus is located in the
heart of the vibrant Kingston community in the Thousand Islands region of South Eastern Ontario. Queen's
is positioned centrally with respect to three major metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa.

Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug
coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the
Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is
available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen's values families and is
pleased to provide a 'top up' to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on
maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen's provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare
expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen's-QUFA
Collective Agreement.

For more information on employee benefits, see Queen's Human Resources.
Additional information about Queen's University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support
website. Visit Inclusive Queen'sfor information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to
employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black,
racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and
2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many
applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need
not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the
following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada" OR, "I am not a Canadian
citizen/permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee's record of
research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee's research
productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience
and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent
resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current curriculum vitae;
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if
• a statement identifying their strengths and experiences with respect to increasing equity,
diversity, and inclusion in scholarly activities;
• three sample publications; and,
• the names and contact information of three referees.

Applicants are requested to send their application package electronically as a single PDF file to the
Appointments Committee c/o Shelly Stilson, at ece-search@queensu.ca with the following subject line:
Application for Software Engineering Faculty Position. The deadline for applications is November 15,
2022; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including
accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation
during the interview process, please contact Ms. Shelly Stilson in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at ece-search@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and
the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at Collective Agreements / LoU's /
MoA's | Faculty Relations Office (queensu.ca) and at http://www.qufa.ca.

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