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2 Dec 2017

Full-Time Tier 2 Canada Research Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology – Posted by BCIT Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Flexible Ubiquitous Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT)
British Columbia Institute of Technology
School of Computing and Academic Studies

The British Columbia Institute of Technology is seeking suitable candidates for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT). In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (, the successful candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation, and the potential to achieve international recognition in the field of Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT) within the next five to ten years. The successful candidate will propose an original and innovative research program of high quality which would attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Demonstration of successful collaboration with industrial partners is an asset. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the program can be viewed at

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree (received within the last 10 years) in Engineering Science, or a related field, and take a leadership role in Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT) at the BCIT School of Computing and Academic Studies.

BCIT is the largest Computing and IT education provider in Western Canada. The School of Computing and Academic Studies offers over 250 courses and 40 different programs that can be completed both full and part-time. The School hosts researchers and infrastructure in a wide variety of areas including Cold Atom Physics and Sensors; Educational Games; Adaptive Interfaces; Spatial Pattern Formation in Biological Development; Belief Change, Information Security, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence; Computational Logic; Cyber Security; Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Polyacetylenes; Crime and Intelligence Analysis; Social and Policy Aspects of Cybersecurity. Collaborations with other BCIT schools and units allow for access to additional equipment and infrastructure, funded with support from e.g., the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), BC Knowledge Development Fund, Genome BC, Rick Hansen Foundation, Western Economic Diversification, and a variety of industry partners.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the research community demonstrating leadership roles taken, such as editor, conference organizer, and other services to the research community. The successful, energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary candidate will have established international academic and industry connections, as well as expertise in Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things. A champion of interdisciplinary scholarship, the candidate will be able to collaborate effectively with academic colleagues across BCIT, industry, and internationally, and is expected to build bridges within BCIT and globally. The successful candidate will also contribute to interdisciplinary academic programming and course development & delivery.

BCIT is characterized by a culture of direct interaction with business and industry; a broad and seamless range of educational programming at levels from trades certificates and technology diplomas to undergraduate and graduate degrees; a focus on career-oriented training and education of highly skilled and highly qualified personnel; and a focus on applied research and development which enhances the experience of our faculty and graduates, advances the state-of-practice within industry and the research community, and which aims to increase economic and commercial activity within British Columbia and Canada.

How to Apply

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, copies of representative publication, and the names of three references to: Teresa Szymborska (tszymborska [at] bcit [dot] ca)   This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on December 13, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to present original copies of credentials.   Nominations are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The British Columbia Institute of Technology is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, including members of the four designated groups: women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal Peoples and visible minorities.

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: IoT, sensors, and systems.

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