Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Carleton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Academic unit: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Field of specialization: CRC Tier-2, Automation and Autonomous Control for
Aerospace Applications

Rank/Position title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Start date: January 1, 2018

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the position:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a Tier-2 Canada
Research Chair tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful
candidate will have a solid background in the fundamentals of aerospace engineering, with research
expertise related to aerospace applications of autonomous systems. The target start date is January 1,
2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will have research expertise that integrates the traditional mechanical
engineering fundamentals of the aerospace discipline with autonomous systems. Examples of research
areas of interest include, but are not limited to, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), aerospace robotics,
automated aerospace manufacturing, mechatronics for the aerospace sector, and integrated aerospace
systems design. He or she will be expected to have the necessary vision and capabilities to lead
interdisciplinary, multi-institution and industrially supported research projects.

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical &
Mechanical, and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering. At the Master’s level, the Department
offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials, Biomedical, and Sustainable Energy Engineering. At
the Ph.D. level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The Department’s substantial strength in aerospace engineering stems from a very long history of
aerospace education and research. The size and breadth of the Department’s faculty complement with
research expertise in aerospace places Carleton amongst the leading Canadian academic institutions, and
the Department’s academic programs in aerospace rank amongst the largest in Canada.

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


Tier-2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate must have been an active
researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than
10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended
sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier-2 Canada Research Chair assessed
through the program’s Tier-2 justification process. Please see the CRC website at
for details and consult the website for full program information, including further details on
eligibility criteria.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. with research expertise in aerospace, and a commitment to
teaching, research and the engineering profession. The successful candidate will be expected to be 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. As a
Canada Research Chair, he or she will be expected to have the necessary vision and capabilities to lead
collaborative, multi-institution and industrially supported research projects. Membership in a Canadian
professional engineering association is required at the time of appointment or within two years of

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: 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.
About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and
innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally 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

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 University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First
Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or
gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee 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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