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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenured or tenure-track appointment at an open rank – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience – to commence on July 1, 2023. The department is interested in candidates with expertise in any field of computer, electrical, or software engineering. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, and/or Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe), and/or as members of other visible minorities (racialized groups). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and other faculty of colour, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire across a number of faculties and fields of study. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. York supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages and the Indigenous Council. The university is also invested in Advancing Black Research & Scholarship, and recently announced the recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.

The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a PhD in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering, or a closely related field, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and teaching. The applicant must hold, or be eligible to receive, a Professional Engineering license in Canada soon after appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of excellence of a recognized international caliber as demonstrated by: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University has more than 60 faculty members and offers a range of undergraduate programs and research-intensive graduate degrees. For further information please visit

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to educate multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. Further information is available at

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black, or Indigenous, or People of Colour. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the online application process.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form, which is included as part of the online application process.

You should complete the online application process at Include the following documents:

  • a cover letter (indicating the position and the rank you wish to be considered for),
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of the research program that you would seek to establish at York,
  • a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and contributions to teaching (and curriculum development, if applicable), and
  • three sample research publications.

Candidates selected for further consideration will be expected to provide contact details for three referees. For full consideration, we need to have received your complete application materials by October 30, 2022.

Questions concerning the search may be directed to