Tenure - Track Faculty Position in Wireless Communications
Competition 548

Department Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Posted date December 20, 2023
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the levels of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Wireless Communications, with preferred emphasis on hardware implementation.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates at all ranks with research expertise including, but not limited to: artificial intelligence / machine learning for wireless communications; quantum communications, integrated sensing & communications; multi-user, massive and holographic MIMO systems; reconfigurable intelligent surfaces/metasurfaces and antennas; RF/microwave and radar signal processing; integrated terrestrial and non-terrestrial mobile communications; energyharvesting wireless systems and their applications in IoT; full-duplex wireless communications.

We are seeking candidates who value and demonstrate these in their research, teaching, and service work, both past and future. The candidate will have a publication record in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. They will have demonstrated the impact of their research with industry partnerships, with established and respected teaching skills, and with a record of service and volunteerism related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The successful candidate will obtain grants and develop external partnerships to attract research funding for research personnel and infrastructure. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, https://www.apega.ca/). Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire.

The Department believes that innovation, professionalism, and excellence in engineering stems from leaders who value diversity, equity, and inclusion of all perspectives and people. As we build our team, we recognize that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. You’ll join one of the top five Electrical and Computer Engineering departments in Canada. We help students develop the skills they need to dream of and invent the technology of the future through hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art labs and instruction from skilled faculty. The Department has over 60 faculty members with expertise in the areas of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Intelligent Systems Engineering. We have world-class research and teaching facilities and a range of research and education programs. The Department welcomes creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit and recognizes the importance of excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary research, and mentorship. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 450 students, including approximately 220 PhD students.

The University of Alberta exists to inspire and ignite the human spirit in pursuit of a better tomorrow. Its work is rooted in its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, while honouring Indigenous identities, languages, cultures and world views. As one of the world’s top 100 teaching and research universities, the U of A ranks among the top 5 in Canada, providing a $19.4 billion annual economic impact in Alberta alone. The U of A seeks to challenge, to change, and to always be Leading with Purpose. More than 44,000 students and 13,000 staff shape the U of A, with outstanding achievements in learning, research, creativity, innovation and engagement across five campuses — including one rural and one francophone. The U of A attracts top talent in rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 17 faculties across three colleges and more than $550 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A has more than 300,000 alumni worldwide.

The University of Alberta is in Edmonton, home to over one million people and Alberta’s capital. Edmonton offers a vibrant start-up ecosystem, federal and provincial government offices, a city council dedicated to urban development and ending homelessness, international airport, and a major industrial corridor with several opportunities for partnerships. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services. Campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. We invite you to visit these websites for information about the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/index.html), the Faculty of Engineering (www.ualberta.ca/engineering/index.html), and the City of Edmonton (www.edmonton.ca).

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit online the following:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of your profile and the names of three referees (see below for more information)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals (submit under “Research Plan”), including a list of publications and conference presentations.
  • Up to 3 samples of recent peer-reviewed research publications (submit under“List of Publications”)
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) statement that outlines the candidate’s philosophy, experience, training, and future interests and goals in these areas related to research, teaching, and service. The future interest and goals section should be aligned with institutional and disciplinary strategies, including the University of Alberta’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity: https://www.ualberta.ca/equity-diversity-inclusion/strategic-plan-foredi/index.html ; and Engineers Canada’s Strategy: https://engineerscanada.ca/diversity/about-diversity-in-engineering ; (2 pages maximum; submit under “EDI Statement”)
  • Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The starting date is anticipated to be July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those applicants short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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. The University of Alberta aims to increase our diversity, equity, and inclusivity and has 5-year plans in the Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Indigenous Strategic Plan. Alongside this plan, the Faculty of Engineering is taking active steps in our student recruitment and hiring processes to support Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 Goal to increase the proportion of newly licensed female-identifying engineers to 30% by the year 2030.

We invite requests for reasonable accommodations and inquiries about accessibility from candidates during the recruitment process in line with the University's Accommodations Policy. For a confidential conversation, candidates should contact enghrsp@ualberta.ca with the job posting number and title referenced in the email.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, M├ętis 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.