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Instructor – Systems and Computer Engineering (Embedded Systems)

Employer: Carleton University

Closing Date: July 1, 2024

Location: Ottawa, ON

Job Description:

About the Position


Field of Specialization: Embedded Systems – 2 positions


Academic Unit: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering


Category of Appointment: Preliminary (confirmation-track)


Rank/Position Title: Instructor


Start Date: July 1st, 2024


Closing Date: Completed applications will be considered starting immediately and continue until the position is filled


The department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications for a preliminary (confirmation-track) appointment in Embedded Systems at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1st, 2024.


The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching a wide range of courses in Computer Systems Engineering, including introduction to digital systems, introduction to computer organization and architecture, computer system design, real-time operating systems, systems programming, embedded/ real-time/ concurrent/ distributed software, and supervise innovative senior undergraduate projects.


Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring of undergraduate students. The position provides the opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching. We will favourably consider applicants with an interest in innovative teaching methods, in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, with aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies. Finally, candidates are expected to value diversity and inclusivity, and help foster under-represented groups into an engineering career.


Candidates are expected to contribute to program improvement, including curriculum development, accreditation, quality assurance reviews and departmental/ university promotion events. The candidate must be prepared to participate in the on-going evolution of undergraduate courses to include modern hardware and software equipment and integrate their practical expertise into course labs.


To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at


We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM with experience in mentoring students from such groups.


About the Academic Unit
The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering ( is a research-intensive department and hosts an active community of faculty members, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students. It participates in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs.


At the time of appointment, candidates must:
– Have earned a PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
– Show evidence of teaching interests in the field targeted in this call.
– Demonstrate past contributions through teaching and/or research to the betterment of the practice of engineering in the field targeted in this call or ideas and plans to improve education towards the betterment of such practice.
– Demonstrate commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and mentoring/supervision of undergraduate students.
– Value diversity and inclusivity.
– 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.


The following assets will be considered favorably:
– Industry experience.
– Use of pedagogical approaches and emerging technologies in engineering education.
– Research in teaching and learning in engineering.
– Experience and an interest in course and curriculum development.
– Aptitudes for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies.
– Experience in fostering and mentoring under-represented groups in STEM.
– Experience and interest to contribute to the academic life of a department.
– Leadership and academic service roles, including outreach.
– Strength in advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in your discipline and on campus, and future plans.


Application Instructions
Applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to, describe qualifications (see above), and include:
– A curriculum vitae.
– A teaching dossier, including a description of teaching philosophy, a record of teaching interests and experience (past and planned activities), and teaching methodology (maximum 5 pages).
– Student teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (maximum 5 pages).
– The names and contact information for at least three references.


Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.


About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at


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 and gender minorities; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation 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 at and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


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.