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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Communications and Networks

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Communications and Networks

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a focus on communications and networks. The position will commence on June 1, 2024 or earliest thereafter. Demonstrated expertise in communications, networks and/or communication signal processing, with a focus on emerging technologies is required. Relevant industrial experience would be considered an asset. This 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 courses, developing undergraduate laboratories, supervising graduate students and graduate projects, teaching courses in graduate programs and engaging in other educational, scholarly and professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to seek out research funding, build an active research program and team, and, as appropriate, collaborate with partners in industry, government and academia. An ability to teach a broad range of electrical and computer engineering courses would be 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 undergraduate program. Its graduate studies and research programs are energetic. The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to supporting diversity in teaching and research. For information on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit

Perched on Canada’s North Atlantic coast, Memorial University of Newfoundland is a destination for discovery. A beacon for the 21st-century explorer, Newfoundland and Labrador’s university is a unique learning community founded 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 115 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, the 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.

The successful candidate should ideally have a bachelor’s degree and an earned doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, communications engineering or a related discipline by the start date of the appointment.

Applicants should use the appropriate reference code below to identify the position. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, names of three referees, a statement of teaching interests, a five-year research plan and copies of three relevant technical publications. Please send applications to:

Dr. Lihong Zhang, Head

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, NL Canada, A1B 3X5


Position Reference Number: F01836-2023-115

Deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to explain any gaps in their career history and such explanations will be taken into consideration when assessing applications.

The deadline to submit an application is February 8, 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 directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents 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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