Systems and Computer Engineering - Canada Research Chair Tier I (Sensor Systems)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-08

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a CRC Tier 1 appointment in the field of sensor systems at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning on July 1, 2013.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or the equivalent. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required at the time of appointment or within two years of the appointment. The CRC program strives to promote world-class research at Canadian universities. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching of Electrical and Computer Engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The candidates must have a demonstrated strong research capability in sensor systems and the processing of data from large and diverse sets of sensors. Their research record must include expertise in one or more fundamental issues underlying sensor systems such as techniques for intelligently processing, understanding, displaying and classifying the multitude of information that is received from a wide variety of sensor systems. These sensor systems may include cameras, cell phones, GPS receivers, weather stations, biometric sensors, instrumented vehicles, highways and buildings or data being sent from teams of robots. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish collaborative research associated with other academic units on campus that are interested in the management of various types of sensor-based smart facilities such as different types of smart physical infrastructure, robots, the smart grid, intelligent highways, security systems, etc. The successful candidate is expected to be a world-class scholar having a demonstrable track record in academic leadership and collaboration with industry. The chair is expected to attract significant funding from government and industrial partners as well as have a strong ability to supervise graduate students at the Doctorate and Masters level.

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering is a research-intensive department and hosts a large and active community of some 45 research faculty and adjunct professors and over 240 graduate students in several programs. In addition, the Department participates in a broad range of undergraduate programs covering the ECE spectrum. Full advantage is taken of the high concentration of industry, government, and university technology organizations in the Ottawa area.

Applicants are requested to submit curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, a description of teaching philosophy and preference, a summary of research publications, and the names of five referees. Please send the documents to The search is now open and completed applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly 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 faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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