Tenure – Track Faculty Position in Wireless Communications

University of Alberta

ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering
Competition No. – A104052373
Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.

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).

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