Tenure-track Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Job Title
Tenure-Track Faculty Position- Computer Engineering

Job ID

Central Campus

Open Date

Job Type
Tenure Track

Close Date

Employee Group

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hours per Week

Posting Details


Schedule Full-time

Education Level Ph.D.

Career Level Assistant Professor

Job Description


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering


(Computer Engineering)


McMaster's large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. Nearby attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

McMaster University is the major knowledge generator in the Hamilton region, providing both the human capital and the research output necessary to fuel the region’s economy.

The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, and the activities that a major city has to offer. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the ninth largest in Canada. It is ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development (http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/fda/).


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University (http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca) is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position in the area of Computer Engineering. The appointment is intended to be at the Assistant Professor level, however, exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor or Professor levels may also be considered. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline, and have expertise in the field of embedded computer systems design, with special emphasis on smart and secure systems. They must demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, strong communication skills and a commitment to education. Applicants are also expected to have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Relevant industrial experience, the ability to interact with other research groups (on and off campus), and interest in creating and maintaining ties with major industrial players within the broader electronics and computing communities will be an asset.


Consistent with McMaster’s vision of being a student-centred, research intensive university, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a dynamic research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentorship and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to explore opportunities for research collaborations across the Faculty of Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain a full or limited licence from Professional Engineers Ontario. Travel between McMaster University locations may be required.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and there is a possibility of relocation benefits. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position will ideally commence by January 1st, 2018. However, it will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit:


  • a letter of interest
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • statements of teaching and research interests
  • a selection of research publications
  • and the names and contact information of at least three references through the University’s on-line system.


To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:


Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

How To Apply


To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement


McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).


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