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Professor, Applied Optimization

University of Calgary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary, jointly with the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science and the Haskayne School of Business, is pleased to invite applications for a tenured position at the rank of Professor in the area of Applied Optimization, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Individuals with an earned doctoral degree in an optimization-related discipline, and who have demonstrated excellence in research, graduate supervision, service, and teaching commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor, are invited to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to be recognized in Canada and internationally as a world leader in the area of optimization as demonstrated by an internationally recognized research program with a history of substantial external funding and significant contributions in the areas of optimization, operations research and engineering mathematics, both theoretical and in multiple application domains. In addition, he or she will have an outstanding, international reputation as evidenced by Fellowships in multiple technical societies, editorships in prestigious international journals and plenary/keynote speeches at leading international conferences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision, evidenced by multiple MSc and PhD graduates, many of whom have themselves won prestigious international awards. A proven ability to develop and teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Optimization and Applied/Engineering Mathematics is also required.

Candidates should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering includes 43 academics of all ranks, and teaches approximately 850 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. We offer programs in Electrical and Software Engineering, as well as minors and specializations in Computer, Biomedical, and Environmental Engineering.

The Schulich School of Engineering vision identifies three priority areas: research that makes a difference, committing to student success, and fostering diversity as described in our Strategic Plan ( Applicants are encouraged to describe their experience and vision in each of these categories through the requested documentation.

Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until April 12, 2019. Interested individuals are requested to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching focus and philosophy, and the name and contact information of at least three referees to

Dr. D. Westwick, Professor and Head
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Applications should be sent via email to

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.