Field of Specialization: Digital Circuit Design
Academic Unit: Electronics
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: March 1, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Electronics invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment in digital circuit design at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019.

The candidate will be expected to establish and lead an independent externally funded research program in the area of digital circuit design including collaborations with internal and external partners.  The candidate will be required to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise student projects and thesis research.  The candidate is also expected to contribute to the operation and development of the academic unit and the University including program and curriculum development.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Electronics is a research-intensive department with an active community of over 40 research faculty and adjunct professors and more than 100 research graduate students.  The department offers undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering and contributes to several other programs within the faculty. The department features outstanding research expertise in design automation, circuit design, semiconductor devices, electromagnetics, photonics, sensors and micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems. Facilities enable the design, fabrication and testing of integrated circuit, sensor, MEMS, photonic, and microwave components. For more information about the department, please visit our website at:


The position requires a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, and current membership in a professional engineering association in Canada or ability to obtain membership within 3 years of appointment.  Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence.  The candidate requires a strong background in all aspects of digital hardware design, optimization and implementation using FPGA, DSP, and microcontroller architectures.  Expertise in high speed digital circuit design, signal integrity, and verification is required.  A background in digital circuit applications in real-time systems is desirable.  The candidate should develop a research plan complementing current research activities in the Department of Electronics.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send one PDF document including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching dossier, and the names of three referees.  Applications should be sent electronically to

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, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 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.