Field of Specialization: Software Engineering
Academic Unit: Computer Science
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: January 4, 2021

About the Position:

The School of Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is in Software Engineering. The candidate should have an established research record in one or more of the fundamental aspects of software engineering, with demonstrated interest in diverse aspects of the practice and discipline of software engineering. We are first and foremost interested in applied research in this field and invite applicants eager to build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Computer Science and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

About the Academic Unit:

The School has 40 full-time faculty members and particular research strengths in computational geometry, computer security, big data analytics, databases and information systems, graphics, HCI, high performance computing, machine learning, networks and distributed computing. The School offers a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D. levels. For more information about the School of Computer Science, please consult


A Ph.D. in Computer Science is required. Candidates should provide evidence of strong research potential and should have a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate Computer Science courses and graduate Software Engineering courses. We will favourably consider applicants with an interest and aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies. Candidates are expected to contribute to our program improvement, including curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/university promotion events.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and supporting documents and should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Supporting documents should include a statement of research interests and a description of teaching interests and experience.

Applicants should arrange for at least three references to e-mail their reference letters to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration submit your application (including reference letters) by January 4, 2021.

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.

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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‚Äôs capital has a population of more than 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 Metis 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.