Assistant Professor in Power Electronics, Electrical Power Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Electrical Machines Drives

University of Victoria


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

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, invites
applications for the position of Assistant Professor with eligibility for tenure in the areas of power
electronics, electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, and/or electrical machines and
drives. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

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 calibre 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.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • Demonstrated experimental research expertise in power electronics, electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, or electrical machines and drives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in power electronics, electrical power systems, renewable energy systems, electrical machines and drives as well as other fundamental courses in electrical engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach to a diverse student body with a range of perspectives, experiences, and cultures.
  • A strong research record as evidenced by peer reviewed publications/contributions. This research should demonstrate meaningful, respectful engagement with outside communities of interest, including industry.
  • 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.

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada's research-intensive
universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned
teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the
planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration.
Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover,
and innovate in exciting ways. It's different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work
and explore on the edge of what's next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to
research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada's most extraordinary
environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 31 faculty members with
internationally recognized research and teaching 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 should submit their CV; letter of
application; teaching statement; teaching dossier; statement of diversity knowledge, experience,
and skills; statement of research interests; statement of 3 most significant contributions; 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
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The closing date for applications is February 28, 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Michael McGuire, Acting 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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  • Please note that reference and background checks including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.
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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.

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