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Faculty Position in Artificial Intelligence



Memorial University of Newfoundland

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Faculty Position in Artificial Intelligence F99830-2022-231

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in artificial intelligence (AI) at the assistant professor level in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, commencing Jan. 1, 2025 or earliest thereafter. Demonstrated proficiency and core expertise in AI will be given priority, although other areas in AI, including applied research will also be considered. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and an earned doctorate in computer engineering, computer science or a related discipline. The position is subject to budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will participate in the academic programs of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing laboratories, supervising graduate students and other educational, scholarly and professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to seek out and secure research funding, build an effective research program, and, as appropriate, collaborate with partners in industry, government and academia. An ability to teach a broad range of computer engineering courses is an asset. The successful candidate is expected to register as a professional engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a well-established, nationally and internationally recognized co-operative education undergraduate program. Its graduate studies and research programs are vibrant and innovative. For information on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit www.mun.ca/engineering/ece. For more employment opportunities at the department, please visit https://www.mun.ca/engineering/about/employment-opportunities/.


Perched on Canada’s North Atlantic coast, Memorial University is a destination for discovery. A beacon for the 21st-century explorer, Newfoundland and Labrador’s university is a unique learning community founded in 1925 as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War — “that in freedom of learning their cause and sacrifice might not be forgotten.” Today more than 19,000 students from nearly 115 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, the comprehensive university offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across six campuses, numerous locations and online. A global network of more than 100,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in world-class research, teaching and public engagement. To take a closer look, visit www.mun.ca


Applicants must use the appropriate reference code to identify the position. Applications must include: a cover letter indicating citizenship and residency status, and highlights key elements of the applicant’s profile; a curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three referees; a two-page statement outlining teaching experience and a coherent plan for a research program; and copies of three relevant technical publications. Please submit your application as a single document to:


Dr. Lihong Zhang, Head

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, NL Canada, A1B 3X5


Deadline to submit an application is August 31, 2024.


Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact equity@mun.ca directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority


We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

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