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Tenure-track position in Communications and Networks
Memorial University

Date Posted May 4, 2021
Title Tenure-track position in Communications and Networks
University Memorial University
St. John's, NF, Canada
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Nov. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on communications and networks. The position will commence November 1, 2021 or earliest thereafter.

Demonstrated expertise in communications, networks, and/or communication signal processing is required. Applications of communications and networking to marine and/or underwater systems are desirable. Relevant industrial experience would be considered an asset. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will participate in the academic programs of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, including teaching undergraduate courses, developing undergraduate laboratories, supervising graduate students and graduate projects, teaching courses in graduate programs and other educational, scholarly and professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to seek out research funding, build an active research program and team and, as appropriate, collaborate with partners in industry, government and academia. An ability to teach a broad range of electrical and computer engineering courses would be an asset. The successful candidate is expected to register as a professional engineer in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a well-established, nationally and internationally recognized, co-operative undergraduate program. Its graduate studies and research programs are energetic. The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and other equity-deserving groups. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to supporting diversity in teaching and research. For information on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, family-friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. For further information about Memorial, please visit

The successful candidate should ideally have a bachelor’s degree and an earned doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, communications engineering, or a related discipline by the start date of the appointment.

Applicants should use the appropriate reference code below to identify the position. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, names of three referees, a statement of teaching interests, a five year research plan, and copies of three relevant technical publications. Please send applications to:

Dr. Cheng Li, Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL Canada, A1B 3×5

Position Reference Number: F01836-2020-4

Applicants are encouraged to explain any gaps in their career history and such explanations will be taken into consideration when assessing applications.

The deadline to submit an application is July 1, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process, please contact directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

  • As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) (women; Indigenous peoples; racialized people; and people with disabilities) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact

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Contact Information

  • Cheng Li
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Memorial University
    Faculty of Engineering
    Memorial University
    St. John's, NF A1B 3X5
  • 709-737-8810
  • 709-737-8975


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