Call for Applications: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship – Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to promote undergraduate teaching excellence by annually awarding the Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship to senior PhD students who have demonstrated dedication to, and talent for, teaching. The Fellowship will provide a stipend of $10,000 and mentorship support to teach an undergraduate course within the department the following academic year. Applications are due 8:00 am Thursday, February 28th, 2019 to admissions@mech.ubc.ca.

Teaching Fellowship courses are selected based on a discussion between the Department Head, selection committee, and successful candidate. Please note that accreditation has specific instructor qualification requirements for many Mech classes: engineering science courses require registration as an Engineer-in-Training, and engineering design course require registration as a Professional Engineer in BC.

The competition for the Fellowship is open to PhD students registered in Mechanical Engineering who have achieved candidacy and are in their third year and above, and Post-Doctoral Fellows. The successful candidate must be continuing at UBC next year as either a Ph.D. student or Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Applications should consist of:

  • CV
  • Statement of teaching approach and interests (<600 words)
  • 3 minute video uploaded to a private YouTube channel that you create for the application
    • Applicants are encouraged to present a three-minute video on a black/white board, where they could demonstrate their teaching ability, through theories explanation and/or problem solving. It will be a video on a sample lecture of a 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate course of your choice.
    • Please keep in mind that there are many possible approaches to a video application, and all of them are acceptable. Your video should demonstrate your dedication to, and talent for, teaching. The video application is left intentionally broad so that applicants can showcase their strengths, without creating unnecessary limitations on creativity.
  • An email from your supervisor indicating their support of your application and awareness of the time commitment required (approximately 60% full time employment for the term that the course is taught)

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact admissions@mech.ubc.ca.