Research Assistant Professor in Verification and Safety Assurance of Autonomous Driving Systems

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering (WISE) Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo (UW) is seeking an exceptional candidate for a Research Assistant Professor position, available starting September 15, 2022. The successful candidate will have extensive research expertise in verification and safety of autonomous driving systems, with focus on one or more of the following topics: scalable formal verification, statistical model checking, falsification, sampling methods, and assurance of systems that rely on machine learning.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, along with a proven publication record and a record of research leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The WISE Lab is located on UW’s main campus at 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, and offers an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving. Based on qualifications a salary range of $85,000 to $105,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for a fixed term of twelve months. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and funding availability.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Krzysztof Czarnecki (krzysztof.czarnecki@, with "WISE Research Assistant Professor" in the subject line:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a current curriculum vitae
  3. the names of at least three references

For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (krzysztof.czarnecki@

The application review process will begin on July 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The department currently has more than 90 faculty members and is one of the largest engineering departments in Canada. Six undergraduate programs attract outstanding students, both domestic and international. The department also administers a world-class graduate program, which drives cutting-edge research excelling in technological innovations and encompassing all major areas of electrical and computer engineering. For the past two decades, the University of Waterloo has been recognized in a national reputation survey of universities as 'best overall', 'most innovative', and producing 'leaders of tomorrow'. A recent survey of business leaders ranked Waterloo Engineering as number one in Canada.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (krzysztof.czarnecki@

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (krzysztof.czarnecki@

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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