Career Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 1 Aug 2018 (Posted: 19 Jun 2018)
Organization/Organisation University of Victoria
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure track position with expertise in cybersecurity and privacy, data science, and machine learning. The appointment, effective January 1, 2019, will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Ph.D. degree in related disciplines, and be able to provide strong evidence of teaching excellence and high quality research which is competitive at an international level with wide impact. Candidates working at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence and data science and cybersecurity are encouraged to apply.

The following are the requirements of a candidate for the position:

  • Demonstrate sound expertise in areas of cybersecurity and privacy as arise within modern (and emerging) large-scale complex software systems and systems-of- systems.
  • Demonstrate sound expertise in areas of data science such as statistical data analytics, machine learning, information storage and retrieval, and/or data visualization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively teach courses in cybersecurity and data science, as well as fundamental courses taught within the department’s undergraduate programs, as evidenced through course evaluations or reference letters.
  • Demonstrate a strong research record as evidenced by peer reviewed publications/contributions.
  • Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration in the province of British Columbia (or commitment to registration) is a necessary condition for the appointment. Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.

The University of Victoria is one of the top research universities in Canada measured by citation impact. The Department has 28 faculty members, three of which are Fellows of the IEEE. Research interests include power electronics, multiprocessor systems, distributed systems, communications, microwaves, digital signal processing, VLSI design, control systems, cybersecurity etc. There is an active and outstanding group of cybersecurity faculty in the ECE department at the University of Victoria, collaborating in research and graduate and undergraduate education. There are currently about 220 graduate students. The Department operates a highly successful undergraduate cooperative education program and a graduate co-op option is also available. More information on the Department can be found at

Applicants should submit their letters of application, CV, teaching statement, teaching dossier, statements of research interests, and electronic mail addresses and fax numbers of three referees. Applications should be submitted to Please note you are asked to upload your CV and other personal information to the service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores its data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on If you do not wish to use this service, please email to request application submission instructions.

The closing date for applications is August 1, 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Michael McGuire, Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2 Canada

Telephone: +1-250-721-8684

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  • The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, Canada


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