ELEC - Power Systems/Electronics/Drives


As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC's new vision.  

The Faculty of Applied Science's School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical specializations.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centred research. The School of Engineering is located in a new state-of-the-art building completed in 2011. 

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for the following Electrical Engineering tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research, as well as a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, and should either have, or be eligible to pursue, registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. 

Area of Priority:

Electrical Engineering: Power Systems/Electronics/Drives (Job Opening ID #29017)

Desirable areas of research expertise include power systems, power electronics, and/or motor drives. Applications in solar energy, smart-grids, distributed generation, electric transportation, and drives for electric vehicles, advanced manufacturing and aircraft are especially relevant. The candidate must be able and willing to teach courses at all levels, including first-year math and science courses, upper-level design courses, and graduate courses.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and effective teaching. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is an asset. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings. The successful candidate, in collaboration with existing faculty members, will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the School-at-large. Evidence of establishing international collaboration would be an asset.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit the link - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (search for applicable Job Opening ID#29017)

Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, list of three Referees. Preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance, please contact, recruitment.apsc@ubc.ca. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 23, 2018.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions will be subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors' approval.


“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 B.C. 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.”