Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-16

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 13, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) commencing 1 July 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Software or Computer Engineering, or in a relevant discipline. The Department has identified specific needs in software engineering for applications including IoT and artificial intelligence, as well as in the domains of software architecture and UX design. UNB's ECE department has large research groups in the areas of bio-medical/health sciences and smart energy, which is an excellent opportunity for collaborative research activities. The ability to teach and develop new core undergraduate courses in software engineering is considered a requirement and teaching in the areas of embedded and hardware systems is an asset. The candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, graduate student supervision, research, and academic service. The selected applicant will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of New Brunswick. Further information may be found at

The University of New Brunswick has approximately 6,700 full time students and 475 faculty members at its Fredericton campus. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts approximately 270 undergraduate students, 66 graduate students and 14 faculty members, and offers degrees in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering (in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science). The Department is an active participant in an accredited software Co-Op program which places students in work terms across Canada.

As an Engineering Faculty, we understand the importance and benefit of improving the equity and diversity within the Engineering discipline. As such, we will prioritize qualified applicants who add to the diversity of our team and who will set a strong example for our students.

Review of applications will begin December 13, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a brief research proposal and the names of three (3) references. The application package should be sent to:

Dr. Julian Meng, Acting Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of New Brunswick

P. O. Box 4400

Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3


Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.