Field of Specialization: Aerospace Engineering
Academic Unit: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: January 1, 2021 (flexible)
Closing Date: Application will be accepted until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for an Instructor l. The successful candidate will have expertise in any area of Aerospace Engineering and will be a licensed engineer or eligible for licensure. The target start date is January 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will have a Masters or Doctorate degree in Engineering or a related field, expertise and experience in the engineering profession, and a strong commitment to teaching.

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

About the Academic Unit:

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical and Mechanical, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering. At the Master’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials, Biomedical, and Sustainable Energy Engineering. At the Ph.D. level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The Department’s substantial strength in aerospace engineering stems from a very long history of aerospace education and research. The size and breadth of the Department’s faculty complement with research expertise in aerospace places Carleton amongst the leading Canadian academic institutions, and the Department’s academic programs in aerospace rank amongst the largest in Canada.

Information on the Department is available at


The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s or PhD in engineering or a related field. They must also have a commitment to teaching and to the engineering profession. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver engaging courses in undergraduate aerospace engineering courses. Teaching experience, or evidence of a commitment to teaching, will be an asset. Direct experience working in the engineering profession is also an asset, but not required. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required at the time of appointment or within two years of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Please send your application including a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and a statement on your teaching interests electronically in one single PDF file to: Professor Ron Miller, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Email:

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.

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.