Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of Specialization: Cybersecurity
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Closing Date: Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Cybersecurity at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.

We wish to hire outstanding faculty members with a passion for teaching, and with expertise and dynamic research in the general area of cybersecurity, including but not limited to software security, hardware security, cyber-physical systems security (automotive, aerospace, medical devices, etc.), Internet of Things (IoT) security, SCADA security, and critical infrastructure protection. Ideal candidates will have expertise and research interests in system-level security modeling and analysis, and have clear understanding of the emergent nature of cybersecurity issues as they relate to the engineering of large and complex systems. We will also look favourably upon candidates with experience or interests in formal methods for security, security engineering, and security evaluation.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels are invited to apply. In addition to supervising students at the Master’s and  Doctoral levels, successful candidates will deliver early-year and advanced courses on computer systems and cybersecurity, mentoring undergraduate students and supervising capstone projects, as well as delivering graduate courses. The candidate is expected to contribute to efforts in program improvement, including curriculum development, accreditation, and quality assurance reviews. The candidate will also be capable of contributing to teaching and curriculum development for Carleton University’s Infrastructure Protection and International Security (IPIS) program (

We encourage applicants possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills who are eager to build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program in cybersecurity to apply. In our quest to provide the best possible training opportunities for both our undergraduate and graduate students, we will consider favorably candidates with an interest in innovative teaching methods, in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to scientific research, with aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies.

In fulfilling the position’s obligations towards teaching, research, and University service, the successful candidate is expected to play an active role in continuing to grow Carleton University’s reputation and capacity for teaching and research in cybersecurity. The candidate is expected to have a desire to promote interest in young people, particularly those in underrepresented groups, in a technical, engineering career.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering is a research-intensive department and hosts a large and active community of faculty members, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students.  The Department participates in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs covering the Electrical and Computer Engineering spectrum, including accredited Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Software Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Communication Engineering, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D., M.A.Sc. (Masters of Applied Science) and M.Eng. (Master of Engineering) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering. The graduate programs are part of the Ottawa-Carleton Institutes for Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Full advantage is taken of the high concentration of industry, government, and university technology organizations in the Ottawa area. For more information about the Department, please visit:


At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Candidates must show membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, or evidence that membership in such an association can be secured according to the accreditation criteria and procedures set by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send one PDF document that includes: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a five-year research plan, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees. The statement should describe how the applicant’s experience will contribute to the department’s mission, including, their research record, teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, teaching content, mentoring and recruiting activities, community engagement, and experience working with diverse communities. Applications should be sent electronically to

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to submit a teaching preference form.

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 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate 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.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. 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 taken into careful consideration.

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

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