Field of Specialization: Software Engineering
Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: April 1, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment in Software Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

The candidate should have an established research record in one or more of the fundamental aspects of software engineering. We invite applicants possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, eager to build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program.

The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate (Masters, PhD) students. The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate Software Engineering courses, as well as supervise innovative senior undergraduate projects.

We will favourably consider applicants with an interest in innovative teaching methods, in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching, with aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies. Finally, candidates are expected to value diversity and inclusivity, and help foster under-represented groups into an engineering career.

Candidates are expected to contribute to our program improvement, including curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/ university promotion events. The candidate must be prepared to participate in the on-going evolution of courses to include modern hardware and software equipment and integrate their practical expertise into course labs.

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.


At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in 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:

Candidates should submit a CV, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references. The statement should include their teaching philosophy, and a record of teaching interests and experience. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight qualifications relevant to the areas of special interest in software engineering and with emerging technologies, pedagogical approaches, and research in teaching and learning. 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.