Field of Specialization: Data Science, Data Analytics, Machine Learning
Academic Unit: Information Technology
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: January 1, 2021 (flexible)
Closing Date: Application will be accepted until the position is filled

About the Position:

The School of Information Technology invites applications from candidates with a strong background in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence generally, and specialize in data protection and the various surrounding advanced disciplines (including, but not limited to, data privacy, data security, digital rights management, legal issues related to data and access to information). The candidate should show a strong record of teaching and research in the field. An understanding of data visualization and human-data interaction will also be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise undergraduate capstone projects and graduate students, and develop new and revise existing courses; (ii) build on their existing record of research with publications at top-tier international forums, develop a strong, externally-funded research program offering exceptional training opportunities, and pursue dynamic partnerships with industry and government organizations; and (iii) assist in the administration of the School’s ongoing activities.

About the Academic Unit:

The School has 11 full time faculty and offers PhD, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology. The Bachelor of Information Technology degree covers four distinct programs: Interactive Multimedia and Design, Network Technology, Optical Systems and Sensors, and Information Resource Management; providing an innovative mix of courses drawing on a variety of disciplines and combine a strong foundation in academic theory with hands-on training. The graduate programs provide a framework to study and research on all aspects of digital media, networking, and data science. Further information on the programs and the School of Information Technology can be obtained from the school’s website:


A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline, is required. Applicants should exhibit strong potential for independent and innovative research, have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions including excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills and be able to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and statements of teaching and research interests, should be emailed in one single PDF document to: The applicant should provide the contact information of three references. Initial screening of complete applications will begin on September 15th, 2020 and continue until an applicant is chosen and the position is filled.

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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