Assistant Professor, Mechatronics


Assistant Professor, Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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 position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The department is interested in candidates in Mechatronics Engineering with core competencies in dynamic systems modeling, robotics, automation and autonomous systems, human-machine interaction, physics-informed machine learning, and control systems.

We are seeking candidates who will be leaders in their fields, passionate about teaching, support positive learning outcomes and student experience, and will add to the diversity of our collegial and vibrant academic community.

Candidates will be emerging scholars with original, creative, and promising research programs, and demonstrated excellence in intellectual and scholarly endeavors. This will be evidenced by: scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates the potential for independent and internationally recognized research programs leading to high quality publications; attracting external research funding; local and international collaboration; providing an excellent training environment for graduate students and research personnel.  

Applicants will have a demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to mechatronics, as well as general mechanical engineering.  The successful candidate will actively contribute to teaching, curriculum development, graduate student supervision and mentoring, and will be expected to provide service in support of the Department, School, University, and Profession. As members of the University of Calgary community, all faculty support and contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and a positive working and learning environment.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold or have completed a Doctoral degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering or a closely related discipline by the start date.  Candidates with relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills.  All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

New faculty members will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class research and teaching scholars, a focus on both fundamental and applied research as well as entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports inclusive excellence.  You will also benefit from the Engineering School’s strong commitment to EDI through cultivating an environment that fosters a sense of belonging, respect, and community of support, where diversity is valued and celebrated.  The Schulich School of Engineering has received numerous awards and recognitions for its leadership and initiatives in advancing EDI. The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Catalyst for a Connected World, commits the School to enhancing global research impact, enriching student experience, and expanding access to engineering. The School is a key contributor to the University of Calgary’s Growth Through Focus plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery.  

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( Applications should include:

  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees (combined into one document)
  • Statement of EDI experience, contribution, and leadership plan (up to 2 pages)
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (up to 2 pages) and one of your research manuscripts (published or under preparation, combined into one document)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)

Statements on EDI, research, and teaching are equally important when assessing applications. Applications exceeding the page limit per statement will be disregarded.

Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2021

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The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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)

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application.Selection committees will give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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