Assistant Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Queen’s University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Canada

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
September 2021

Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science at Queen's University invites applications for two (2) tenure-track faculty
positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in a field related to
robotics and/or mechatronics engineering, including, but not limited to, autonomous
systems, machine learning and AI, intelligent systems engineering, human robot
interaction, smart environments, computer vision and virtual reality/augmented
reality. The preferred start date is July 1, 2022.

Criteria:

The successful candidate(s) must have completed a PhD in electrical engineering,
computer engineering or a related discipline completed by the start date of the
appointment.

The main criteria for selection are:

• evidence of high-quality scholarly research expertise that complements existing
research areas in the department that is demonstrated through peer reviewed
publications and external research funding;
• demonstrated aptitude for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, with a clear commitment to academic excellence;
• provide evidence of their ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and
student-centered environment;
• Professional engineering licensure in Canada, or the eligibility to obtain licensure, is
a requirement. Note that all forms of engineering licensure in Canada are
considered acceptable (e.g. P.Eng., temporary engineering license, provisional
engineering license, etc.).
• Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience will be considered an asset;

Teaching at the undergraduate-level will primarily support a new degree program in
Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering jointly offered with the Department of Mechanical
and Materials Engineering. The successful candidate(s) will be required to make
contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the
broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Your Career with Queen's Engineering

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities with a global
reputation and is a recognized leader in Canadian higher education. The Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science is home to the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, which
brings together researchers whose research programs span from artificial intelligence and
machine learning to robot control, smart sensors, and mechatronic devices. The
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 32 full-time and 6 cross-appointed
faculty, 852 undergraduate students, and 180 graduate students.

The Department offers undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral Programs in electrical and
computer engineering and has recently launched a unique entrepreneurial engineering
program referred to as ECE Innovation Stream, ECEi. The Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering is home to Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics
Research (ePOWER) and has connections to a number of multi-disciplinary Centres such
as CMC Microsystems, Nanofabrication Kingston, Human Mobility Research Centre, Green
Centre Canada, Innovation Park, and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Connector.

Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing
opportunities for early career academics to develop exceptional research and teaching
contributions while fostering an inclusive environment where all faculty can thrive. Support
for faculty to develop strong research programs includes Special Research Grant
opportunities, grant writing workshops and review services, and one-to-one mentorship from
experienced colleagues. To promote on-going teaching success, there is support for course
development and delivery provided by the Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning, the
Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Queen's Engineering is
also committed to increasing the proportion of women in engineering, supported by the recent
establishment of a Chair for Women in Engineering.

Queen's historic campus is located in the heart of the vibrant Kingston community in the
Thousand Islands region of South Eastern Ontario. Queen's is positioned centrally with
respect to three major metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Faculty and their
dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug
coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access
to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension
plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent
children.

Queen's values families and is pleased to provide a 'top up' to government
parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition,
Queen's provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with
dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen's-QUFA Collective
Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen's Human Resources.
Additional information about Queen's University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment
and Support website.

The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and
Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston's residents enjoy
an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative
opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen's for information on equity, diversity and inclusion
resources and initiatives.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly
committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages
applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people,
women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about
how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of
Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all
applications must include one of the following statements: "I am a Canadian
citizen/permanent resident of Canada" OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident
of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee's
record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the
nominee's research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant
information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current curriculum vitae;
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and
evaluations if available);
• a statement identifying their strengths and experiences with respect to increasing
equity, diversity, and inclusion in their institutional environment
• three sample publications; and,
• the names and contact information of three referees.

Applicants are requested to send their application package electronically as a single PDF
file to the Appointments Committee c/o Shelly Stilson, at ece-search@queensu.ca with the
following subject line: Application for MRE Faculty Position. The deadline for applications is
November 15, 2021; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is
filled.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact
Ms. Shelly Stilson in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
ece-search@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the
Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at
http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement
and at http://www.qufa.ca.


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