Tenure-Track/Tenured - Assistant or Associate Professor - Mechatronics Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Tracking Code: 1741-136
Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing
Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor, Mechatronics Engineering
Posting Date: August 7, 2019
Application Review Date: September 15, 2019
Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.
The Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications, from qualified individuals, for a tenure-track or tenured position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Mechatronics Engineering, with preferred research expertise in one of the following areas: sensor and embedded systems; autonomous systems with a focus on autonomous vehicles; artificial intelligence with applications in mechatronic systems; or collaborative robotics. This position is subject to budgetary approval, and would start on January 1, 2020 or as soon as it is filled.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research programs and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ontario Tech is a technology-enhanced learning environment and the candidate shall be expected to have skills in the integration of technology into teaching and to model those skills in their own teaching in the University’s web-centric and mobile learning environment. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in the area of Mechatronics Engineering;a strong academic background; and an established record of excellence in innovative and scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions. In addition, candidates should possess excellent English language skills demonstrating an ability to ensure strong, two-way communications on an ongoing basis that contribute to collaborative/collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.
The successful candidates will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.
The Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (AMME) offers a stand-alone honours undergraduate degree in Mechatronics Engineering, in addition to honours undergraduate degrees in Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Energy specialization, and Manufacturing Engineering. Also offered are degrees in Engineering and Management for each of these programs. The Department offers Master’s (MASc and MEng) and PhD programs in Mechanical Engineering (with various specializations), Automotive Engineering (MASc, MEng), and a graduate program (MEng) in Engineering Management. The Department is committed to excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and research, which is relevant to the needs of society and our surroundings. The Department promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students. Further details can be found at: http://engineering.uoit.ca.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective agreement.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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