Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Control and Learning Systems
University of British Columbia
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of fundamental methods for control and learning systems. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, multi-agent decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments, safe optimization and learning, reinforcement learning, game theory and distributed control, secure control systems, as well as stochastic and data-driven optimization and control.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program that complements the department's existing strengths, assume teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serve the department and university in various capacities. Applicants must demonstrate clear interest in and potential to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and service to the academic community. Publications in high-impact control and learning systems conferences and journals will be one of the key selection criteria.
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and must be eligible to obtain a full or limited license with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia within five years of appointment.
Please your application online at: https://apply.ece.ubc.ca. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and copies of two major publications. As part of their teaching and/or research statements, we invite candidates to address how they will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment at UBC. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Steven Wilton, Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2021. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2022, but is negotiable.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching that is ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest academic units at UBC, with approximately 400 graduate students and 1,000 undergraduate students. Our department is anticipating significant renewal over the next few years as we strengthen key areas in high demand. Our research and teaching activities benefit from strong links to the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL), and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI), as well as strong collaborations with the Department of Computer Science and other units within the Faculty of Applied Science. The department is situated on UBC’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities. For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit https://ece.ubc.ca/.
UBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact the Department Head, Steve Wilton at email@example.com.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.