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Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (Barrie)

Lakehead University

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for two (2) tenure track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions will be at the Barrie Campus as part of the Lakehead University-Georgian College (LU-GC) partnership program. The position will commence on August 1, 2019.

While the Department encourages all eligible applicants with an earned PhD or close to completion by August 1, 2019 in Electrical and Computer Engineering or closely related disciplines to apply, its needs in research are in areas of Electrical Engineering such as: Communications; Digital Systems including advanced computer architectures, Embedded systems; Autonomous Systems including intelligent systems; Circuit design including VLSIC; Biomedical instrumentation and robotics. Relevant industrial and practical experience will be an asset.

The Department offers a unique accredited Bachelor of Engineering program at its Thunder Bay campus as well as a course-based and thesis Master’s Program and a Ph.D program. At the Barrie, Ontario campus, in partnership with Georgian College, a new undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering was established in 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses, and build a strong research program in the Electrical Engineering Department, including securing external funding and generating archival publications. Flexibility in undergraduate teaching of a diversity of courses is expected in the new program at Barrie. Service to the department, faculty, and university is expected. Graduate program extension between the Barrie and Thunder Bay campus is planned with live, interactive video conferencing of graduate course offerings from both ends.

Acquiring Professional Engineering registration in a province of Canada is a mandatory condition for employment in this position.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay, Orillia and LU-GC partnership programs at Barrie, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For additional information, please contact Dr. Krishnamoorthy Natarajan, Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering at or at (807) 343-8657. Detailed information on the LU-GC program is available at:

Details of the school and other programs are also available at:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of a research plan, copies of their three most significant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Hassan Naser, P.Eng.
Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website at

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.