Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kingston, Ontario (CA)
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Bruce H. Mitchell Endowed Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science - Queen’s University 

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) at Queen’s University is in the process of establishing a large multidisciplinary engineering research Institute, focused on the design and use of intelligent systems and robotic machines to enhance human productivity, creativity, safety, and quality of life.  Facilitated by a major donation, the Institute for Disruptive Technologies will span a continuum of expertise from artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber-human systems, to robot control, smart sensors and mechatronic devices that facilitate the inherently complex interactions between humans, engineered machines and infrastructure, and their natural environments.  The Institute will bring together researchers from across the engineering disciplines in order to foster innovative research, education, external collaborations and partnerships with industry, with our local communities, and with the world.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking an outstanding individual to join this collaborative group as The Bruce H. Mitchell Endowed Chair. The successful candidate will have an internationally recognized program of research, with a track record of securing external research funding in a field relevant to the Institute’s and Department’s research priorities, and a record of leadership in their research field. The candidate will also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. This search is oriented toward a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

The Chair will be provided with $1M of research funding with opportunities to leverage and multiply this funding. 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ 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 as to 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.

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 (including a list of publications); 
  • a statement of research interests; 
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and, 
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at sarah.adams@odgersberndtson.com 

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at sarah.adams@odgersberndtson.com or online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15084  

The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately, and will continue until the position is successfully 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 for disability-related or other needs during the recruitment process, please directly contact Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at sarah.adams@odgersberndtson.com

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