Field of Specialization: Computer Systems Engineering
Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: January 31, 2021

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment in Computer Systems Engineering at the rank of Instructor I, beginning July 1, 2021.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching a wide range of courses in Computer Systems Engineering, including introduction to programming, software design, digital design, embedded/ real- time/ concurrent/ distributed software, computer architecture, and supervise undergraduate projects. We especially seek contributions to the teaching of the interface of hardware and software; e.g., bare- metal programming in C and Assembly (preferably ARM), the software interface with peripheral hardware devices, and device drivers.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring of undergraduate students. The position provides the opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching. We will favourably consider applicants with an interest in innovative teaching methods, in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, with experience and an interest in course and curriculum development, with aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies. 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 course and curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/university promotion events. We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

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. For more information about the Department, please visit:


At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Masters, ideally a Ph.D., in 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. Candidates should demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduate courses, for working effectively with small or large groups of students, and should provide evidence of an interest or ability for course and/or curriculum development. 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.

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, course and/or curriculum development. 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 in one single PDF document 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. 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 M├ętis 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.