Current Positions

Instructor – Embedded Systems

  • Field of Specialization: Embedded Systems
  • Academic Unit: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (confirmation-track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Instructor
  • Start Date: July 1st, 2022
  • Closing Date: March 1st, 2022

The department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications for a preliminary appointment in Embedded Systems at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1st, 2022.
The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching a wide range of courses in Computer Systems Engineering, including introduction to digital systems, introduction to computer organization and architecture, computer system design, real-time operating systems, systems programming, embedded/ real-time/ concurrent/ distributed software, and supervise innovative senior undergraduate projects.
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 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 undergraduate courses to include modern hardware and software equipment and integrate their practical expertise into course labs.
To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website

Qualifications:

At the time of appointment, candidates must:

  • Have earned a Masters, ideally a PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • Show evidence of teaching interests in the field targeted in this call.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and mentoring/supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Value diversity and inclusivity.
  • 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.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM.

The following assets will be considered favorably:

  • Industry experience.
  • Use of pedagogical approaches and emerging technologies in software engineering education.
  • Research in teaching and learning in software engineering.
  • Experience and an interest in course and curriculum development.
  • Aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies, including non-traditional research outputs.
  • Experience in fostering and mentoring under-represented groups in STEM.
  • Experience and interest to contribute to the academic life of a department.
  • Leadership and academic service roles, including outreach.
  • Strength in advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in your discipline and on campus.

Application Instructions

For instructions on how to apply visit the Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s Website.

Contract Instructor Positions 

Contract Instructor Positions for Fall 2022

Deadline to apply for these positions is May 27, 2022

ECOR 1041 [0.25 credit] Computation and Programming
Software development as an engineering discipline, using a modern programming language. Language syntax and semantics. Tracing and visualizing program execution. Program style and documentation. Testing and debugging tools and techniques.  (Multiple sections available).

ECOR 1042 [0.25 credit] Data Management
Container data types: sequences, sets, maps. Modules. Data files. Incremental, iterative development of programs. Number systems: binary, decimal. Digital representation of integers and floating point numbers. Introduction to designing and implementing numerical algorithms. (Contains project component). (Multiple sections available)

SYSC 3006 [0.5 credit] Computer Organization
Computer organization: processor, memory, input/output, system bus. Number systems: binary, decimal, hexadecimal. Assembly language programming: representation of data, instruction encoding, execution. Devices: keyboard, programmable timer, parallel interface. Input/output methods: polling, hardware/software interrupts. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 3500 [0.5 credit] Signals and Systems
Signals: energy and power signals, discrete-time and continuous. Linear systems and convolution. Fourier Transform; complex Fourier series; signal spectral properties and bandwidth. Laplace transform and transient analysis. Transfer functions, block diagrams. Baseband and passband signals, with applications to communications systems. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 4604 [0.5 credit] Digital Communication Theory
Introduction to information theory, source coding and data compression, Error control coding, Trellis coded modulation, advanced topics of current interest: spread spectrum; digital wireless communications. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 5902 [0.5 credit] Research Methods for Engineers
Topics required to perform engineering research including literature surveys, identifying issues, objectives, and methodology. Technical writing, documenting and presenting engineering ideas and a review of statistics, simulation, optimization and data analysis.

Contract Instructor Positions for Winter 2023

Deadline to apply for these positions is May 27, 2022

ECOR 1041 [0.25 credit] Computation and Programming
Software development as an engineering discipline, using a modern programming language. Language syntax and semantics. Tracing and visualizing program execution. Program style and documentation. Testing and debugging tools and techniques. (Multiple sections available)

ECOR 1042 [0.25 credit] Data Management
Container data types: sequences, sets, maps. Modules. Data files. Incremental, iterative development of programs. Number systems: binary, decimal. Digital representation of integers and floating point numbers. Introduction to designing and implementing numerical algorithms. (Contains project component). (Multiple sections available).

ECOR 4995 [0.5 credit] Professional Practice
Presentations by faculty and external lecturers on the Professional Engineers Act, professional ethics and responsibilities, practice within the discipline and its relationship with other disciplines and to society, health and safety, environmental stewardship, principles and practice of sustainable development. Communication skills are emphasized. Candidate must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

SYSC 2010 [0.5 credit] Programming Project
Programming, testing, and debugging of small team-based software projects that use data from sensors to display results graphically. Modern programming tools: frameworks, libraries, version control, package management, tool chains. Sensors, signal acquisition, display, and basic filtering. Introductory network programming. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 3101 [0.5 credit] Programming Languages
Principles underlying different kinds of programming languages (procedural, functional, logic programming) and their semantics. Overview of machinery needed for language support (compilers, interpreters and run-time systems).

SYSC 3200 [0.5 credit] Industrial Engineering
Techniques of operations research for decision-making in complex engineering systems. Linear programming, network models, PERT, integer programming, dynamic programming, queuing systems and inventory models. Problem solving is emphasized. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 3501 [0.5 credit] Communication Theory
Review of signals, linear systems and Fourier theory; signal bandwidth and spectra; digital waveform coding; introduction to analog and digital modulation systems; synchronization; characterization and effects of noise; link budgets; communications media and circuits; applications to current communications systems. Candidate must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 4106 [0.5 credit] The Software Economy and Project Management
Introduction to software project management and economics; Return on software investments; Software life cycle; Work breakdown structure, scheduling and planning; Risk analysis and management; Product size and cost estimation; Earn value management; Statistical process control; Managing project team and process improvement; Bidding and contract types.

SYSC 4202 [0.5 credit] Clinical Engineering
Overview of the Canadian health care system; brief examples of other countries; clinical engineering and the management of technologies in industrialized and in developing countries; safety, reliability, quality assurance; introduction to biomedical sensor technologies; applications of telemedicine; impact of technology on health care. Cross-listed with BIOM 5406. Candidate should be a practicing clinical engineer.

SYSC 4502 [0.5 credit] Communications Software
Communications software architectures, protocols and operating systems. Application layer protocols, APIs and socket programming. P2P algorithms, network virtualization, SDN. Reliable data transfer algorithms, FSM, MSC. Network security. Multimedia applications, RTSP, CDN, DASH, RTP, RTCP. Packet scheduling algorithms, DiffServ, IntServ, RSVP. Traffic classification, cross-layer optimization. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 4504 [0.5 credit] Fundamentals of Web Development
WWW architecture, web servers and browsers, core protocols. Web pages, their structure, interpretation and internal representation. Client-side and server-side programming. Data representation. Interfacing with databases and other server-side services. Cookies, state management, and privacy issues. Security. Web services. Candidate must preferably be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

SYSC 5804 [0.5 credit] Advanced Topics in Communications Systems: 5G Networks
Principles enabling 5G communications; physical, link and network layer protocols used for 5G communications and networking. Topics include: evolution from 1G to 5G, standardization, spectrum planning, 4G LTE Fundamentals, 5G New Radio enhancements, 5G Core and beyond 5G. Cross-listed with COMP5900/ITEC5910.

Qualifications

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Masters or Ph.D. in the area of Electrical Engineering or the equivalent.
Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Candidates may be required to be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). Please contact the department for details.

Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching. Candidates are also asked to provide a brief explanation of how their educational qualifications and professional experience position them for success as a teacher for the course(s), as qualification/experience relates to the course description(s) (see course descriptions here: https://carleton.ca/sce/course-materials/).
Please indicate in your application your teaching experience and expertise as it relates to the course(s) that you are applying for.

The modality of the courses is determined by the University. The courses above are in-person. In the event public health authorities impose public health restrictions, part or all of the courses may need to be delivered online as required by the University and as directed by public health authorities.

Disclaimer: All contract instructor positions are subject to budgetary approval. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3-16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Employment Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website (https://carleton.ca/hr/collective- agreements/academic-staff-agreements/ ) and the CUPE 4600-2 website (https://www.cupe4600.ca/ )

How to apply

Please submit a CV and a copy of the CI application form found here: https://carleton.ca/provost/wp-content/uploads/CI-Application-FINAL.pdf

Contract Instructor Positions,
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University
1125 Colonel by Drive, 4456 Mackenzie Building
Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6
email: SCEDeptAdmin@cunet.carleton.ca

As per Article 15.3 of the current CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applicants are required to submit an up to date CV, including a complete listing of all courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton University. Candidates who have already contacted the department and submitted a CV recently need only indicate their interest in particular courses. NOTE that when applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

Contract positions require a Masters or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent. Applicant must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).