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University of Manitoba

Senior Instructor/Instructor II/Instructor I



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Senior Instructor/Instructor II/Instructor I
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  Canada

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a probationary position at the rank of Senior Instructor/Instructor II/Instructor I in Mechanical Engineering. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will likely be a mechanical engineer and will be able to teach into thermo-fluids and solid mechanics and have expertise in the field of thermo-fluids or solid mechanics. The starting date is July 1st, 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to have an earned doctorate or will soon complete a doctorate in a related Mechanical Engineering discipline. A candidate with a Master's degree and exceptional experience, however, will be considered. Design experience would be an asset. Candidates must demonstrate ability to teach effectively, be passionate, dynamic and inspirational teachers, and possess excellent oral and written skills. Duties will include the following:

  • To teach five undergraduate courses in each calendar year.
  • To supervise teaching assistants and evaluate their performance.
  • To consult with students in regular office hours.
  • To assist course and curriculum development.
  • To coordinate the laboratory component of courses as required.

The above duties comprise the teaching component of the position. The service component may include service and administrative duties within the University at the Department, Faculty and University levels and outside in the community. In particular, candidates will be expected to take part in the service‐related activities of the Department, with particular emphasis on items relating to undergraduate instruction. There is no formal research expectation in this position. Qualified candidates must within an acceptable period of time become registered as a professional engineer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is comprised of 30 academic staff, 15 support staff and over 30 postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and adjunct professors. It offers an accredited undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering, with over 500 students. The Department has a strong graduate teaching and research program with over 120 graduate students in its PhD, MSc and MEng programs. It maintains funded research activities with industrial partners and government research laboratories. Additional information can be found at our website. Additional information can be found at:

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg; a prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000. Its ethnic diversity is notable and is celebrated through its many annual Festivals. Experience Winnipeg’s world-class arts and entertainment, and professional sports teams. For more information about the city of Winnipeg visit: or

Review of applications will commence on March 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy, names of three referees and contact information should be sent via email, referencing Position Number 23188 to:

David Kuhn, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
C/O Ms. Kris Nabess, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba
E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

University of ManitobaProf. d KuhnDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringKris.Nabess@umanitoba.caN/A
Posting Date: 21-Dec-2016Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Jul-2017
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