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Assistant Professor position in Networked Systems
University of Calgary

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2023
Title Assistant Professor position in Networked Systems
University University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Department Electrical and Software Engineering
Application Deadline May 4, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science
    Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering within the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Networked Systems with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree (or will earn the doctoral degree by the start date) in computer engineering or a closely related discipline and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.

Within the broad topic of networked systems, interest is in candidates with expertise on any or a combination of the required topics listed as follows:

  • Network architecture and protocols
  • Network virtualization, including software-defined networks and network function virtualization
  • Network applications and services
  • Network performance and optimization
  • Distributed and/or heterogeneous networked systems

Practical experience with applications in networked systems is desired.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A record of high-quality research and publications
  • The potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years
  • The alignment between their research interests and the research priorities of the Schulich School of Engineering and the University of Calgary
  • The ability to attract and develop excellent trainees, students, and future researchers
  • The ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses related to the topics in the position description above
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Engineering

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

Experience working in industry or on industrial projects is considered an asset.

How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link on the UCalgary Careers Page:

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (it is suggested that you merge these documents into a single pdf):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (maximum 2 pages)

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr Andy Knight
Head, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Applications are accepted until May 4, 2023

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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 learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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. 


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Contact Information

  • Andy Knight
    Electrical and Software Engineering
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
  • 4032205806


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