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  • Tenure-Track Position in the area of Cloud/fog/edge Computing, SDN/NFV and Advanced Networking
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Concordia University

    Tenure-Track Position in the area of Cloud/fog/edge Computing, SDN/NFV and Advanced Networking

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, Cloud/fog/edge computing, SDN/NFV and advanced networking
    POSITION CODE: 21_T_ECE_M2
    DATE POSTED: September 9, 2021
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2021
    ADVERTISED UNTIL: Position is filled
    (if applicable) DATE REVISED:

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cloud/fog/edge computing, SDN/NFV and advanced networking. 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 Electrical 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: cloud/fog/edge based software systems/applications, networking, network function virtualization and software defined networks, communication protocols engineering, service engineering, service oriented architectures. 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 assistant-to-chair@ece.concordia.ca

    Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_ECE_M2), a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by October 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 in January 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
    • committee work
    • offering or organizing educational programming
    • participation in training and workshops

    All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

    Adaptive Measures:
    Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

    Information about the Department:
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has a faculty complement of 46 professors active in various areas of computer engineering and electrical engineering. The Department offers PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Avionics). Concordia University and ECE attract a high quality, diverse student population in all its programs. More information on ECE is available at: www.concordia.ca/ece

    Information about the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
    The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada. The School is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 235 faculty members. The School has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. Its research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. Concordia University and the School attract a high quality, diverse student population in all its programs. For more information on the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, please visit: www.concordia.ca/ginacody.

    Information about Concordia:
    Profoundly global, Concordia is North America’s top university under the age of 50 and is recognized for attracting some of the most talented faculty and students from around the world. Driven by ambition, innovation and a commitment to research and community engagement, Concordia is celebrated for advancing transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact.

    Concordia’s two campuses are located in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on the traditional lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Building on the skills of our faculty and the strengths of local and global partnerships, we set our sights further and more broadly than others and align the quality of learning opportunities to larger trends and substantial challenges facing society.

    “Concordia is a young, forward-looking university. It’s a unique place where experimentation, innovation and creativity are truly valued. Our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni all contribute to our momentum as Canada’s next-gen university.” — Concordia President Graham Carr.

    Information about Montreal:

    Montreal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city — safe, clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With a population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres and has been named the best student city in the world. It offers the most affordable tuition in Canada.

    The city enjoys a thriving multicultural scene. Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant anglophone population, it is the one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world.

    Montreal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals. It was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.

    The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming and film.


 


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