Field of Specialization: Control Systems

Academic Unit: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Category of Appointment: Tenure Track

Rank/Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Start Date: January 1, 2022 (Flexible)

Closing Date: Until Filled

About the Position:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants should have expertise in Control Systems, and an interest to lead collaboration with colleagues within the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with other units on campus, and with our joint institute partner at the University of Ottawa. The target start date is Jan. 1, 2021, although this is flexible.

All candidates with a strong focus and background in control systems, with emphasis on control theory and advanced and emerging applications are encouraged to apply. While the candidate’s background is expected to be related to modern control systems, it should find applications in technologies related to one of our areas of strength. The candidate should have the vision and capabilities to lead interdisciplinary, multi-institution, and industrially-supported research projects in one or more of these areas. Candidates seeking a balanced academic career involving significant research, supervision and training of a research team of graduate and undergraduate students, and innovative teaching in undergraduate engineering programs are ideal.

We seek candidates that have a desire to encourage young people, and especially women and other underrepresented groups, to pursue a technical, engineering career.

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About the Academic Unit:

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical & Mechanical, and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering. At the Master’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials, Biomedical, and Sustainable Energy Engineering. At the Ph.D. level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The Department includes over 40 research faculty in diverse areas of Biomedical, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering. We enjoy important collaboration opportunities with local government labs (NRC, NRCan), our Joint Institutes with the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Heart Institute and the Ottawa Hospitals, as well as with local industry.

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The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in engineering, as well as being dedicated to teaching, research, and the engineering profession. They must be able to develop research collaborations with industry, become an effective undergraduate and graduate teacher and graduate- student supervisor, and be able to attract funding to support independent research programs yielding high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is necessary at the time of appointment or within three years of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Your application must include a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, a statement on your research and teaching interests, and a summary of any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment. Send this electronically, as a single PDF file to: Professor Ron Miller, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Email:

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 31,000 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 and 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 over 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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process.  Launched by our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities, our EDI Institutional Action ( renews Carleton’s commitment to leadership in the areas of anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is one of the university’s strategic priorities and applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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