The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Hardware and Software Co-Design. Applicants must be able to conduct innovative research in emerging fields related to the co-design of complex HW/SW systems, design methodologies, computer architecture, embedded Systems, application-specific circuits ASICS and FPGAs. Applications of interest for the department include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence, quantum computers, computation accelerators, smart and autonomous systems. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.
Qualifications and assets
Candidates must have completed their PhD in Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, or be near completion at the start date of the appointment.
Candidates shall possess teaching and research expertise in areas such as, but not limited to: AI design methodologies for hardware and software co-design; AI designs on ASICs/FPGAs, approximate AI, exploiting deep learning, neuromorphic computing, probabilistic reasoning, planning, reinforcement learning, verification, performance, reliability, accuracy, and power modeling; frameworks for exact or approximate AI; secure hardware/software architectures; emerging technologies for secure circuits and architectures, novel architectures for embedded cryptography; hardware/software-enabled security; logic-level security. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.
The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications, industrial application of their research activities, and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Industrial experience will be a definite asset. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.
How to apply
Applications should be addressed to: Ms. Kristin Tedd, Assistant to the Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_ECE_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by December 31, 2021 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
teaching about underrepresented populations
mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
offering or organizing educational programming
participation in training and workshops
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