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NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ocean Sensor Networks
Dalhousie University

Date Posted Jan. 2, 2024
Title NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ocean Sensor Networks
University Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 30, 2024
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2025
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University invites applications for a NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in “Ocean Sensor Networks” which will be held in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. With a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the proposed chair will have expertise in specific aspects of underwater sensor networks, such as communication networks, robotics and sensors.

Applicants must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in and commitment to research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond, and foster exciting and new collaborations with government and industry, as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community.

Dalhousie University is home to the Ocean Frontier Institute and was recently awarded a Canada First Research Excellence Fund towards Transforming Climate Action: Addressing the Missing Ocean. The Tier 2 CRC will thus provide opportunities to work with internationally renowned scientists, researchers, and engineering firms to support the development of technology to assess the impact of climate change in the ocean. This includes research in underwater robotics, heterogeneous communication networks, sensing devices and systems. The technology could also potentially be applied to increase the lifetime of remote platforms and ships, and potentially reduce carbon emissions.

Applicants must have a doctorate in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must be eligible for and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia. The successful candidate must also be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in computer engineering and specialized topics at the graduate level.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. It is located in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the major centre in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a CRC Tier 2 assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Dalhousie’s Office of Research Services and see the CRC website ( for more information on eligibility.

  • Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

    The evaluation of applications will commence on January 30, 2024. It is anticipated that the position will begin on July 1, 2025. Please note that the offer of this tenure-stream position is conditional on a successful Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Ocean Sensor Networks application.

    Persons wishing to be considered for this position should apply by clicking

    Complete applications will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, two publications, and the names and contact information for three confidential referees.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Ken Rice
    Faculty of Engineering
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS


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