Assistant Professor - Information Technology (Optical Systems and Sensors)

WorkplaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Field of Specialization: Optical Systems and Sensors

Academic Unit: School of Information Technology

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: January 1st, 2022

Closing Date: September 15, 2021

About the Position:

The School of Information Technology invites applications from candidates with a background in any area of optical systems and sensors, including but not limited to remote sensing, machine learning, deep-learning, optical signal processing, opto-electronics, internet of things, and similar areas. A broad expertise in optical systems is expected, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise that complements the School of Information Technology’s current research strengths in lasers, optical communications, computer vision, image processing, autonomous vehicles, and optical waveguides.

Candidates should show a strong record of teaching and research in the field.

The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise undergraduate capstone projects and graduate students, and develop new and revise existing courses; (ii) build on their existing record of research with publications at top-tier international forums, develop a strong, externally-funded research program offering exceptional training opportunities, and pursue dynamic partnerships with industry and government organizations; and (iii) assist in the administration of the School’s ongoing activities.

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About the Academic Unit:

The School is home to 13 top-performing full time faculty members and offers PhD, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology. The Bachelor of Information Technology degree covers four distinct programs: Interactive Multimedia & Design, Network Technology, Optical Systems & Sensors, and Information Resource Management; providing an innovative mix of courses drawing on a variety of disciplines and combine a strong foundation in academic theory with hands-on training. The graduate programs provide a framework to study and research on all aspects of digital media, networking, and data science. Further information on the programs and the School of Information Technology can be obtained from the school’s website: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">


A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline, is required. Applicants should exhibit strong potential for independent and innovative research, have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions including excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills and be able to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and statements of teaching and research interests, should be emailed in one single PDF document to: . The applicant should provide the contact information of three references. Initial screening of complete applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until an applicant is chosen and the position is filled.

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

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 31,000 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 and 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 over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process.  We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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