Assistant Professor - Distributed Computing

School/Institution:University of Calgary, Canada, Calgary

Discipline: Distributed Computing

Employment Type:Full-time


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Assistant Professor, Distributed Systems

Institution: University of Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Category: Faculty - Engineering - Electrical

Type: Full-Time

Title: Assistant Professor, Distributed Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Distributed Systems with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Software Engineering or a closely related discipline, or those who will have earned a doctoral degree by the anticipated start date, and who have the potential for excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.

Within the broad topic of Distributed Systems, the successful candidate will have research experience in Cloud, Edge or Fog Computing, with the following topics of particular interest:

  • programming models that enable large scale distributed data processing
  • automated and autonomous management systems
  • distributed resource and service management
  • microservices and serverless computing
  • scheduling and fault tolerance in large scale, data-intensive systems
  • software engineering techniques for distributed systems
  • interoperability of services
  • mobile edge computing

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research publications. They are expected to demonstrate the potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years.

They will have the ability to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers. The successful candidates will develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Software Engineering Program. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and provide evidence of successful teaching ability. Candidates should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Experience working in industry or on industrial projects is an asset.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, includes 45 academics of all ranks, and is teaching approximately 1100 undergraduate and 350 graduate students.

Department will be re-named as the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering. We offer major undergraduate programs in Electrical and Software Engineering, with minors in Computer, Digital, Biomedical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering.

The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Catalyst for a Connected World, commits the school to enriching student experience, expanding access to engineering and enhancing global research impact. Our strategy for digital innovation is at the heart of this plan.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (it is suggested that you merge these documents into a single pdf):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages)

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff / faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes / No)

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record.

Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and / or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate's research productivity.


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