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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Software Engineering with an emphasis on A.I.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Software Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

Applications are invited from candidates with demonstrated impact, originality, and continued promise in all areas related to software engineering as evidenced by the quality of their scientific contributions and statement of their short- and long-term goals. Successful candidates will supervise graduate students and will teach in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in software engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have impactful publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books and book chapters. In addition, the successful candidate will have respected teaching skills and a record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels, or have demonstrated the promise for excelling in the classroom and in serving the academy and profession. The successful candidate will also be required in due course to become a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Alberta.

Candidates with demonstrated expertise and an ongoing research program in artificial intelligence and applied machine learning may be considered for an appointment under the Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence (CCAI) Chairs Program ( in concert with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (

As we build our team, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a cooperative spirit. We recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship and a collegial atmosphere.  We encourage our faculty members 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.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at

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

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

Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2020; the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

The Department has excellent teaching and research programs and a strong relationship with the Department of Computing Science. Exceeding 60 faculty members, including many award-winning researchers and teachers, and with world-class facilities and diverse research and education programs, we are one of the top five ECE departments in Canada.

Home to over one million people, the greater Edmonton area offers all the amenities of a large urban centre while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. In addition to a vibrant start-up ecosystem, notable companies in Edmonton include Google Deepmind, IBM, and Electronic Arts/BioWare. As the capital city in Alberta, Edmonton is also headquarters to a number of government agencies. Edmonton hosts a thriving arts and festival scene with a variety of family activities, a vast array of sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services.

We invite those interested in this opportunity to investigate the following links for additional information about the ECE Department (, the University of Alberta (, and the City of Edmonton (

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