Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2 positions)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for two probationary tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will integrate with the renewable energy and/or marine/ocean technology research groups in the faculty with demonstrated expertise in the area of fluid mechanics.

The successful candidates must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, research and teaching. The candidates will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry, as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community. 

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. The successful candidates must be eligible and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has established research strengths in the areas of marine/ocean engineering, energy and thermal fluids, materials engineering, controls and mechatronics, and design.  Applications from candidates in the field of applied/experimental fluid mechanics and/or computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are encouraged. Research areas that are of particular interest include (i) energy (renewable, storage, efficiency, building, sustainability), and (ii) marine/ocean technology. The successful candidates will also be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Mechanical Engineering and advanced topics related to their research activities at the graduate level.

The evaluation of applications will commence on March 31st, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. Persons wishing to be considered for these positions should apply at Complete applications will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests. The names and contact information for three confidential referees are also required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.