Field of Specialization: Human Machine Interactions
Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Review of applications continue until the position

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Human-Machine Interactions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. We are interested in both theoretical and applied research and in teaching expertise in the general field of Human-Machine Interactions, including novel HMI opportunities, design for usability, and cognitive aspects (e.g., gender sensitive).

With strong knowledge in foundational areas of software engineering, candidates will show evidence for an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations (University, Industry, Government, not-for-profit organizations).

The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of expertise, as well as supervise innovative senior undergraduate, multidisciplinary and team­ based projects. The candidate is expected to contribute to curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/ university promotion events. 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.

The candidate is expected to have a desire to promote interest in young people, particularly those in underrepresented groups, in an engineering career.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering ( is a research-intensive department and hosts an active community of faculty members, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students. The Department participates in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs.


At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in software engineering, computer science or a related discipline, and show evidence of strong potential for outstanding teaching and research capabilities in the field targeted in this call. Candidates must demonstrate past contributions, or ideas and plans, through teaching and/or research, to the betterment of the practice of engineering in their field of expertise. 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. (Feel free to contact the department chair for more information on professional licensure.)

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit, in one PDF file, a CV, a teaching statement (teaching philosophy) with teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement/plan, and the names of three references. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight qualifications relevant to the areas of special interest in this call for applications 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 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’s capital has a population of almost 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. 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.