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University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor, Solid Mechanics


Posted Jan 0524169-1554686

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Solid Mechanics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba
Position number: 24169
Position start date: July 1, 2018
Closing date: March 31, 2018 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Solid Mechanics (Position #24169) with a start date of July 1, 2018

The successful candidate:

1)    Must hold undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering;

2)    Must be registered or eligible for registration as a professional engineer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba;

3)    Will be expected to develop and teach mechanical engineering related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

4)    Will be expected to establish an externally funded and sustainable research program; and

5)    Must possess excellent communication and leadership skills. 

We are particularly interested in candidates who complement existing expertise in the department, and who have a demonstrated record of research and publications in non-linear mechanics with general applied mechanics application and preferred application to ground vehicle dynamics or nano-structures. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a research intensive department that 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: 

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive and only research-intensive postsecondary educational institution. It is home to a wide range of research centers and institutes. For more information, please see: 

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. Winnipeg boasts a balanced lifestyle with affordability; the Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favorable in Canada. Winnipeg is located close to superb outdoor recreational activities with a wide variety of lake, beaches, and wilderness areas within an easy drive from the City. For more information about the city of Winnipeg visit: and 

Review of applications will commence on April 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a sample of 3 peer-reviewed publications, a statement of their teaching philosophy, names of three referees and contact information should be sent via email, referencing Position Number 24169 to:

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

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (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, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, 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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University of Manitoba
Kris Taylor