Job ID: 131682

Assistant Professor, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (tenure-track)

University of British Columbia

  • Oct. 17, 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (tenure-track)
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC
  • Jan. 10, 2020
  • Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for up to two tenure-track assistant professor positions in the area of fundamental methods for artificial intelligence/machine learning. We are seeking candidates to join a vibrant and broad artificial intelligence research community across UBC, with opportunities to participate in faculty-wide collaborations and initiatives such as the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) ( Exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor may be considered.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop an independent research program that complements the department’s existing strengths, assume teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serve the department and university in various capacities. Applicants must demonstrate clear interest in and potential to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and service to the academic community. Publications in high-impact machine learning conferences and journals will be one of the key selection criteria.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and must be eligible to obtain a full or limited licence with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia within five years of appointment.

Please submit applications to Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and copies of two major publications. As part of their teaching and research statements, we invite candidates to address how they will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment at UBC. Please direct enquiries about the position and the application process to

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2019, and will be accepted until January 10th, 2020. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2020, but is negotiable.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching that is ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest academic units at UBC, with approximately 400 graduate students and 1,000 undergraduate students. Our department is anticipating significant renewal over the next few years as we strengthen key areas in high demand. Our research and teaching activities benefit from strong links to the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL), and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI), as well as strong collaborations with the Department of Computer Science and other units within the Faculty of Applied Science. The department is situated on UBC’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities. For more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit

  • Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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  • Chair, Recruiting Committee
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC

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