Mechanical Assistant Professor

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The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank.  Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research, as well as a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, and should either have or be eligible to pursue, registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. Experience with indigenous and northern communities is an asset.

As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC's vision. 

The Faculty of Applied Science's School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research.


Digital Health in Mechanical Engineering Job ID 35538

Desirable research expertise includes the digital health technologies specifically in relation to medical devices, stand-alone software applications as well as integrated hardware and software systems which can utilize platforms, such as computers, smart phones, tablets and wearables. Specific area includes Mobile Health, Biomedical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and use of Big Data Analytics in the health sector.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and evidence of effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. Prior field and teaching experience in the area of research expertise would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings. The successful candidate, in collaboration with existing faculty members, will foster and promote the entrepreneurial aspirations of the students and the School-at-large. Evidence of establishing international research collaborations would be an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, and a list of three Referees. The preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance, please contact,

Application closing date is November 12, 2019. Applications will be reviewed November 2019.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: . The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed".


 "Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 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."