Assistant Professor – Systems and Computer Engineering (Biomedical and Electrical Engineering) Carleton University, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Canada

Assistant Professor – Systems and Computer Engineering (Biomedical and Electrical Engineering)


Field of Specialization: Biomedical and Electrical Engineering – Image Processing

Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant 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 appointment in Biomedical Engineering (ECE) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019.


We wish to hire an outstanding faculty member with a passion for teaching, and with expertise and dynamic research in the area of biomedical image processing. Candidates with expertise in other areas of biomedical engineering or image processing are welcomed to apply. The successful candidate is expected to create interdisciplinary collaborations within and external to Carleton (e.g., hospitals, industry, and government agencies) in research and teaching, and to provide excellent training opportunities.


Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching are invited to apply. Successful candidates would be expected to teach core and advanced biomedical engineering courses and (biomedical) image processing courses in undergraduate and graduate programs, and early-year courses offered in the department; supervise undergraduate capstone projects, Masters and PhD students; contribute to efforts in continuous curriculum improvement, accreditation, and quality assurance reviews.


We encourage applicants possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills who are eager to build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program in (biomedical) image processing to apply. 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 agencies. Candidates are expected to value diversity and inclusivity, and help foster underrepresented 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 and Biomedical 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 Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, 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:

Applicants should send one PDF document that includes: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a five-year research plan, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees. The statement should describe how the applicant’s experience will contribute to the department’s mission, including, their research record, teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, teaching content, mentoring and recruiting activities, community engagement, and experience working with diverse communities. Applications should be sent electronically to .


Applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to submit a teaching preference form.


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, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. 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.

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