Canada Research Chair, Tier II

Carleton University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Systems and Computer Engineering


Field of Specialization:
Systems Engineering of Autonomous Vehicles (Aerial, Ground, and

Academic Unit:
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Systems and Computer Engineering

Category of Appointment:
Preliminary (Tenure-track)

Rank/Position Title:
Canada Research Chair, Tier II

Start Date:
July 1, 2019

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

About the Position:

A cross-appointment between the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, this position is a Tier-2 Canada Research Chair,
tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will
have research strength in Systems Engineering, with application to the development and utilization of
autonomous vehicles (aerial, ground or submarine). The selected candidate's appointment will be
conditional upon the candidate applying to and succeeding in being awarded a Tier-2 Canada Research

The successful candidate will have research expertise in systems engineering or a closely related area.
Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the appointment, the candidate's research should find synergy
with existing strength in uninhabited aerial systems (UAS), mechatronics, controls theory, navigation
and guidance systems, sensor systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, communication, and
distributed and real-time systems. Application areas should relate directly to the development and/or
utilization of autonomous vehicles in air, ground or submarine environments. The candidate will be
expected to have the necessary vision and capabilities to lead interdisciplinary, multi-institution, and
industrially-supported research projects.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (i.e. candidate will typically be less than
10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination, or more than 10 years and has
experienced legitimate career interruptions), acknowledged by their peers as having potential to lead in
their field. Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree may have their eligibility
for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process
( Please contact Carleton's research grants office
( for more information.

About the Academic Unit:

At the Bachelor's level, the Departments offer a variety of accredited engineering degrees, including
Mechanical, Aerospace, Software, Computer Systems, Communications, and Sustainable and Renewable
Energy Engineering. Graduate programs are offered at the MASc and PhD levels in Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. For more information
about the Academic Units, please visit: and


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, and a commitment to teaching, research and
the engineering profession. The successful candidate is expected to be an effective undergraduate and
graduate teacher. They must have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees,
students and future researchers, and to lead independent research programs yielding high-quality peer-
reviewed publications. The cross-appointed nature of the position also requires a commitment to
interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate is expected to progress towards becoming licensed
as described in the CEAB rules and procedures.

Application Instructions:

Please send your application including a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and statements
on your teaching and research interests electronically in one single PDF file to the Chair of the Hiring
Committee, Email:

Please indicate in your application:

1) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
2) if you have completed the equity census (

A CRC program requirement, this short anonymous and voluntary census will help us
understand applicant diversity to further develop our equity programs.

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
We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination and appointment
process. 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 M├ętis 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

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.

In your application, please refer to