Professor position in optical communications and related fields Laval University Canada

Université Laval

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

Professor position in optical communications and related fields

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Applicants should have or soon receive a Ph.D. in electrical, computer or physics engineering, computer science or a related field. If the applicant is not already a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, the university requires they agree to become a member.

As a new professor, you would join a research group for optical communications in the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers. We are seeking applicants proficient in oral and written communications, and who collaborate well in a team environment. Several research areas would be compatible with the optical communications group, including but not exclusively,

  • networking for communications, or
  • statistical digital signal processing, or
  • communications systems, or
  • machine learning, or
  • system optimization, or
  • optical communications devices, or
  • optical fiber communications

Excellent mentoring opportunities exist with the group (see to develop your full career potential. While establishing your research program, and you would be coached in seeking industrial and government funding, and in recruiting and supervising graduate students in their research. The position involves teaching in French at the undergraduate and graduate level. Non-francophone candidates are offered the means of acquiring and perfecting French language skills during the first three years of employment.

Child care is available on campus and professors are eligible for parental leave.

Candidates should submit an application letter, teaching and research statements, a CV, and the names of three references. Material should be submitted to in PDF form.

M. Paul Fortier, directeur

Département de génie électrique et de génie informatique

Université Laval

Pavillon Pouliot, local 1300

1065 Ave de la Médecine

Québec QC G1V 0A6

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2019. Employment is targeted to begin no later than February 1st, 2020.

Université Laval values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including ethnic and visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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