Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Sustainable and Renewable Energy)

Carleton University



About the Position:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The target start date of January 1, 2020 is flexible, and we will accept applications until the position is filled.

Your research interests should align with one of our many areas of strength in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering. Examples of research areas you might pursue include sustainable building energy systems; district energy systems; waste-to-energy processes; thermal storage; micro-cogeneration; wind, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear power; emissions monitoring and mitigation; and biomass energy. You should have a desire to encourage our students, and particularly those in underrepresented groups, to pursue a technical, engineering career.

About the Department:

We are a creative and forward-thinking department that values diversity as a key driver of innovation. We are seeking new faculty interested in working in a diverse, dynamic, collaborative and progressive environment.

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical Aerospace, Biomedical & Mechanical, and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are a research-intensive department with over 300 graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels.

Our substantial strength in sustainable energy engineering stems from a conscious and ongoing effort by the department to create focused activity in this area. We created the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering program undergraduate program in 2008 and the Sustainable Energy graduate program in 2010. Since then we have positioned ourselves as central to the University’s dedication to scholarship that contributes to a sustainable future.

There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with industry, government institutes and laboratories, and established faculty members in the Department and across campus. Information on the Department is available at


If you have a Ph.D. in engineering and you are dedicated to teaching, research and the engineering profession, you will be a great fit. You will be able to develop research collaborations with industry, become an effective undergraduate and graduate teacher and graduate-student supervisor, and be able to attract funding to support independent research programs yielding high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is necessary at the time of appointment or within two years of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Please send a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and statements on your teaching and research interests. In addition, please identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment. Please send your application as a single PDF file to: Professor Ron Miller, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Email:

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

In your application, please refer to