Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Health Technology and Engineering

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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering – Health Technology and Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan invites applications for a tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applicants from fields related to health technology and engineering. The successful candidate will join the Mechanical Engineering group within the School of Engineering. Hiring decisions will be made based on the candidate’s potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching that broadly benefits all Canadians and the global community. We celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusion, equity, and Indigeneity within the School, and these values are foundational to succeeding in our mission to ‘shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.’ The starting date of the position will be January 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Location

UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people who continue their thousands of years of stewardship today. Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains making it a four-season playground for a variety of outdoor activities, gastronomy, and culture.

Our values

Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation build an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will share intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect for the rights of all people. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to these values. To learn more please visit https://apsc.ubc.ca/EDI and https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/. Further information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available at https://apsc.ubc.ca/prospective-faculty .

Position

We are seeking applicants in the area of health technology and engineering. Desirable research expertise includes medical device design and development, clinical engineering, wearable technology, rehabilitation engineering, mobile health, digital health, biomedical signal processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics in the health sector.

Eligibility and duties

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise Master’s and Ph.D. students, and provide service to the University and the community. The successful candidate will also be expected to be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (www.egbc.ca). Undergraduate teaching will primarily take place in the Mechanical undergraduate program.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Application submission

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and an equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity statement. Applications must be submitted online Assistant Professor - Mechanical Eng (Health Tech & Eng) JR8627; emailed applications will not be considered. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations are available on request for all applicants. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Renee Leboe via email renee.leboe@ubc.ca.

Details to include in each statement:

Research Statement: Please include information about your research expertise, experience, and plan as a new faculty member. Include, as appropriate, potential and current collaborators (at UBC and elsewhere) and sources of funding.

Teaching Statement: Please explain your teaching philosophy and give specific examples that have informed it. Include a description of your teaching interests and experience.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity Statement: Please explain how contributions within your role will help advance a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity, and reconciliation. Include evidence to support and ideas towards working with a diverse student body, creating an inclusive learning environment, and facilitating respectful engagement.

Review of applications

The initial closing date for applications is August 21, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2022; all applications received by then will receive full consideration. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.