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University of Calgary

Assistant Professor, Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


University of Calgary Posted 9 Days Ago15008-1565194

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the area of Mechatronics and related applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart robotics, mechatronics for additive and subtractive manufacturing, micro mechatronics, and mechatronics for energy systems. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and add to the diversity of the academic community.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in automation and control systems as well as fundamental courses in general engineering and mechanical engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and lead an active, internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with University of Calgary faculty, and participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative duties. She/he will be strongly encouraged to build collaborations with other researchers in the department, other departments, and faculties across campus.

Assistant Professors will dedicate their time to teaching our undergraduate and graduate programs, continue to engage in high impact research, submit scholarly works to high quality publications, and provide service with the university and within our profession.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering; demonstrate excellence in research, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding; evidence of excellence in teaching or demonstrated ability in excellent teaching at a university level. Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All program instruction is in English.

Candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Information about becoming a professional engineer can be found online.

The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour the School’s commitment to diversity and equity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link and are advised that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to containing the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Name and contact information of at least three referees (referees will only be contacted if the applicant is short-listed for the position)
  • Statement of teaching interests with respect to technical subject areas and how you would plan and deliver an undergraduate engineering course (not to exceed two pages)
  • Statement of potential future research activity, that includes (not to exceed two pages):
    • Research objectives
    • Recent activity in this area
    • Methodology (how the research be conducted)
    • Significance and potential impact of the research
    • Link to the University of Calgary’s Strategic Research Themes

Applications will be accepted until April 13, 2018.

Salary is competitive and will be determined according to the successful applicant's accomplishments, experience and qualifications.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the university’s career page.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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