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Assistant Professor, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering

McMaster University

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University, preferably in the area of biomedical engineering. While applicants with expertise at any interface of electrical and computer engineering and the health sciences will be considered, emphasis may be given to candidates with experience in the clinical applications of biomedical research, and those with expertise in the areas of neuro-technology or implantable devices. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic community of faculty, staff and students who collectively seek to advance our society through the creation, development and application of electrical and computer technologies. The insights of our faculty members, researchers and graduate students in core areas such as signal processing, communication systems, machine learning, electromagnetics, microelectronics and power electronics are shaping global perspectives on the applications in biomedical engineering, interconnected embedded systems, and electrified and autonomous transportation. More information about the Department, is available here: http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca

In partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering has established the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, which provides a unique collaborative environment for education and research that leverages our existing expertise in medical sciences and engineering, and links current and emerging areas of molecular, medical and bioengineering research. The partnership between the faculties has also led to the introduction of a new five-year undergraduate program in Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences. This new program builds on the long-standing success of the ECE Department’s program in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, but expands the scope to include other disciplines of Engineering, and adopts a project-based integrated approach to its first year. More information about the School and the Program are available here: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/msbe; http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ibiomed.

Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, and must demonstrate a successful record of research, reflected in extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. They will also be expected to establish a strong externallyfunded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties. Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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 approximately 5,000 undergraduate students 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. More information about the Faculty is available here: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca

Enquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Department Chair, Dr. Tim Davidson, chair@mail.ece.mcmaster.ca Complete applications that are received by 31 October 2018 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of the appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2019 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


How To Apply

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

Interested applicants should submit:

a letter of interest
curriculum vitae
a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans
a selection of research publications
a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness
the names of at least four references that speak to academic and research performance (with postal and email addresses)
In both your research and teaching statements, please also describe how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community. Some current examples of activities, include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized or disadvantaged.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/index.php
(Faculty Postings, Job #22770) to the attention of:

Dr. Timothy Davidson, Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster University,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1

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

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.