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Assistant / Associate Professor of Software Engineering for Autonomous and Self-Adapting Systems

Carleton University, Canada

Field of Specialization: Software Engineering for Autonomous and Self-Adapting Systems
Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: CRC Chair Tier 2
Rank/Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Applications will be considered until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 appointment in the field of Software Engineering for autonomous and self-adapting systems at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2020. The appointment is conditional on the approval of the application by the CRC Secretariat.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (i.e. candidate will typically be less than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination, or more than 10 years and has experienced legitimate career interruptions), acknowledged by their peers as having potential to lead in their field. Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process ( Please contact Carleton's research grants office ( for more information.

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. Full advantage is taken of the high concentration of industry and government in the Ottawa area.


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Software Engineering or a related discipline. Candidates must show membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, or evidence that such membership can be secured according to the accreditation criteria and procedures set by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

The candidate must have a demonstrated strong research capability in the targeted field, with research
expertise in one or more fundamental issues defining the field, including but not limited to modeldriven software engineering, software engineering for artificial intelligence and machine learning, software reliability, formal methods, and with application in (among others) autonomous vehicles (ground, air, water, space), big data and data analytics, loT and telecommunication, biomedical, cyberphysical systems, robotics.

We encourage applicants possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills who are eager
to build a strong, externally funded, innovative, and internationally recognized research program to

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and in promoting interest in
young people, particularly those in underrepresented groups, in a technical, engineering career are
invited to apply. The Chair holder will teach (under)graduate courses, mentor (under)graduate students,
supervise capstone projects and contribute to curriculum development.
We will consider favorably candidates with an interest in innovative teaching methods, in collaborative
and interdisciplinary approaches to scientific research, with aptitudes for building bridges with
community, industry, and government.

Application Instructions (one PDF file to

Please submit a CV, a teaching dossier (including teaching philosophy, and a record of teaching
interests and experience), a research statement (highlighting fit with this call), and the names of three
references. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight qualifications relevant to the use of
emerging technologies, pedagogical approaches, and research in teaching and learning. Please indicate
if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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.
To help us develop our equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey
will be sent to all applicants separately.

About Carleton University (

With one of the most accessible campuses in North America, 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.

We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination, appointment process
and in our 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 and legitimate interruptions will not 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.

In your application, please refer to