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Siemens EDA Chair

University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Siemens EDA Chair in Electronic Design Automation. The chairholder is expected to develop and teach courses in EDA at the graduate and undergraduate levels, establish a research program at the forefront of EDA development and compete successfully for external funding, engage with local industry working in the field, supervise student research, and undertake relevant administrative activities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
The successful candidate must hold an earned Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field and be eligible for registration as a professional engineer in Saskatchewan. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated expertise in electronic design automation preferably in one or more of analog/mixed-signal verification, functional verification, verification methodologies for advanced process technologies, analog circuit simulation, statistical verification, custom verification, library characterization, or application of artificial intelligence techniques to EDA. A publication record demonstrating research excellence and potential for establishing an independent research program is required. Industrial experience in the design and application of EDA for custom IC verification is an advantage. We are looking for a person with excellent communication and teaching skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in informal and formal groups with people from diverse communities, cultures and perspectives. Depending on qualifications, appointment can be at the associate professor rank with tenure or at the tenure-track assistant professor rank. Appointment with tenure requires a publication and teaching record that meets our standards for tenure.

Salary bands for this position for the 2024-2025 academic year are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099; Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must complete the applicant survey (https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/LCSFFM2) and submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; a research plan outlining specific interests in EDA, a statement of teaching focus and philosophy including potential courses to be taught, a diversity statement explaining how you will contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Robert Johanson, Department Head
57 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4L3
Email: engrfaculty.recruitment@usask.ca

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will be ongoing however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.