Assistant Professor – Information Technology (Optical Systems and Sensors) Carleton University School of Information Technology Canada

Field of Specialization:                 Optical Systems and Sensors

Academic Unit:                            Information Technology

Category of Appointment:            Preliminary (Tenure-track)

Rank/Position Title:                     Assistant Professor

Start Date:                                  September 1, 2019

Closing Date:                              Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The School of Information Technology invites applications from qualified candidates for a Tenure Track appointment in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 1, 2019.


We are interested in candidates with a background in photonics engineering, optical circuit design, and/or programming for optical systems. A broad expertise in optical systems is expected, but we are specifically interested in candidates with expertise in areas such as image processing, computer vision, multisensory integration, and optical remote sensing. Candidates should show a strong record of teaching and research in the field. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels supervise undergraduate senior projects and graduate students, and develop new and revise existing courses; pursue an active research program; build on their existing record of research with publications at top-tier international forums; develop a strong externally-funded program offering exceptional training opportunities; and pursue dynamic partnerships with industry and government organizations.



A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline, is required. The 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.


 About the Academic Unit:

The School has 11 full time faculty 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 discipline s 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:


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 April 30th, 2019 and continue until an applicant is chosen and the position is filled.


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. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. 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 almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. 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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