University of Victoria, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position ID:UVic-Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering-POWER [#14338]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Electrical Power Systems, Electrical Machines and/or Drives
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Victoria, British Columbia V8W2Y2, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering / energy, power electronics, smart power grid
Starting Date:2020/07/01
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/08/26, finished 2020/08/02, listed until 2020/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with eligibility for tenure in the areas of electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, and/or electrical machines and drives. The anticipate start date is July 1, 2020.

Applicants must have an earned PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to lead an independent research program of international caliber and to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also actively participate in outreach and recruitment of undergraduate students. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced by peer reviewed publications/contributions of high impact and strong endorsements by referees of international standing. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by communications skills, a statement on teaching submitted as part of the application, recommendation letters and a sample lecture delivered during the on-site interview. The following are the requirements of a candidate for the position:

  • Demonstrated research expertise in electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, or electrical machines and drives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, electrical machines and drives as well as other fundamental courses in electrical engineering.
  • A strong research record as evidenced by peer reviewed publications/contributions.
  • Applicants with established records of research success in industry and/or academia as indicated by leadership in research projects generating highly cited publications, primary supervision of graduate students at the Masters and PhD level, and successful pursuit of research funding to the standards of an Associate Professor as described in the University of Victoria’s Collective Agreement for Faculty Members will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor rank.
  • Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) registration in the province of British Columbia (or eligibility to register) is a necessary condition for the appointment. Please clearly indicate your status or eligibility.[AS1] 

The University of Victoria is one of the top research universities in Canada measured by citation impact. The Department has 28 faculty members with internationally recognized research programs. Six of our faculty members are IEEE Fellows, three are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and four are fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

More information on the Department can be found at Applicants may submit their CV, letter of application, teaching statement, and teaching dossier, statements of research interests, and electronic mail addresses and fax numbers of three referees. Applications should be submitted to Please note you are asked to upload your CV and other personal information to the service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores its data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on If you do not wish to use this service, please email to request application submission instructions.

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Michael McGuire, Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Telephone: +1-250-721-8684

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  • UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:
  • The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.
  • Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact the Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
  • The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

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