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Assistant/Associate Professor – Systems and Computer Engineering (Communications Systems)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Communications Systems Engineering
Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: April 30, 2019

About the Position:
The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the general field of Communications Systems Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2019.

Applicants should be capable to conduct research in one or more of the following areas with applications to device-to-device communication and loT: emerging wireless communications and their co-existence (e.g., SG+, WiFi), MIMO systems, software defined radio, smart antennas, wireless system localization, wireless channel characterization and estimation, RF systems on a chip (SoC). Expertise in RF lab measurements is highly desirable. The candidate should have established research record in areas like DSP, optimization techniques, information and coding theory. Convincing ability to attract research funding and establish collaboration with industry will be given primary consideration.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring undergraduate students. They should be comfortable to teach courses in analog/digital/wireless communications, linear system and controls, DSP, computer networks, digital logic, microcontrollers and embedded systems, and supervise innovative senior undergraduate projects. Familiarity with FPGAs and a high-level hardware description language is an asset.

Candidates are expected to contribute to program improvement, including curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/university promotion events.

We invite applicant s possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, eager to build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program. We will favourably consider applicants 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 agencies. Candidates are expected to value diversity and inclusivity, and help foster under-represented groups into an engineering career.

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. The graduate programs are part of the Ottawa-Carleton Institutes for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Full advantage is taken of the high concentration of industry, government, and university technology organizations in the Ottawa area.

At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

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. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight qualifications relevant to the areas of special interest in Communication Systems Engineering 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. 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 taken into careful consideration.

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.