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Assistant Professor in Power Electronics
University of Calgary

Date Posted Jan. 9, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Power Electronics
University University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Department Electrical and Software Engineering
Application Deadline Feb. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Power Electronics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.


Within the broad topic of Power Electronics, applications related to sustainable transportation are of particular interest, including but not limited to:

  • Power Electronics and Power Systems for UAV or USV
  • Power Electronics enabling aircraft electrification
  • Energy Conversion for non-passenger vehicles
  • Power Electronics for Smart Agriculture

Experimental experience implementing power electronic hardware systems is required.

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
  • 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 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 February 15, 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).

 The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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 about the Schulich School of Engineering visit

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River; the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary. Calgary is home for the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the MeĢtis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, has over 50 faculty members and is teaching approximately 1400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students.  We offer major undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering, with minors in Computer, Digital, Biomedical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering. The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Schulich Momentum, identifies the vision of the school. As a community defined by energy, enterprise and excellence — both on our campus and beyond — we will be recognized for enhancing our global research impact and driving innovation, for expanding access to and inclusivity in engineering, for our contributions towards Truth and Reconciliation, and for enriching student success and experience. The Schulich School of Engineering is a key contributor the University of Calgary Growth Through Focus plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery.  

 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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, 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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