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Assistant or Associate Professor, Software Engineering

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Tracking Code: FEAS-W21-SE-TTT

Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing

Number of Positions: 2

Posting Date: January 4, 2021

Application Review Date: February 22, 2021

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in

Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a

technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the

needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes

social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning

experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario

Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge

learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering invites applications,

from qualified individuals, for tenure-track and/or tenured positions at the level of

Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Software Engineering, with preferred

expertise in any of the core areas of Software Engineering. This position is subject to

budgetary approval, and would start on July 1, 2021, or as soon as it is filled.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research

programs and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ontario Tech is a

technology-enhanced learning environment and the candidate shall be expected to have

skills in the integration of technology into teaching and to model those skills in their own

teaching in the University’s web-centric and mobile learning environment.

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Software Engineering, Electrical and

Computer Engineering, Computer Science or any other related field, a strong academic

background, and an established record of excellence in innovative and scholarly

research leading to peer-reviewed publications. The candidate must be registered or

eligible for and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer (PEng) in the

Province of Ontario. Related industrial experience or academic leadership experience

would be considered an asset. The candidate must also demonstrate strong potential

for outstanding teaching contributions. In addition, candidates should possess excellent

English language skills demonstrating an ability to ensure strong, two-way

communications on an ongoing basis that contribute to collaborative/collegial

relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.

The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and

20% Service workload each year.

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering (ECSE) offers

honours undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Also degrees in Engineering and Management for each of these programs are offered.

The Department also offers Master’s (MASc and MEng) and PhD programs in Electrical

Engineering (with various specializations), and a graduate program (MEng) in

Engineering Management. The Department is committed to excellence and innovation in

interdisciplinary teaching and research, which is relevant to the needs of society and our

surroundings. The Department promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of

knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has three Departments and is located

on the north campus in Oshawa, eastern part of the GTA. Further details about the Faculty

of Engineering and Applied Science can be found at:

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association

and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the

University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on

the Human Resources section of our website. Competitive salary and benefits are offered.

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are

administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective


Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2021 and will continue until a suitable

candidate is found. Applicants with solid commitment to excellence in teaching and

research, who are interested in pursuing a rewarding career, should submit in electronic

format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of

teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future

research plan; three sample publications; a statement including how the Equity Diversity

and Inclusion (EDI) applied in their research and teaching and the names of three

referees, all in a single PDF file, through the Ontario Tech website.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications

from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women,

members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and

persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified

candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will

be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all

reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The

University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all

aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify

the hiring manager or Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more

information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with

disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog

Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the

Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation

which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science - Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty - Assistant or Associate Professor - Software Engineering

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