Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor - Mechatronics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in mechatronics. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field. Candidates with research expertise in one or more areas including instrumentation, optics, micro/nano-positioning, precision engineering, and sensors and actuators are especially encouraged to apply. Previous industrial experience is an asset. The starting date will be July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning. All members of the Department are expected to provide service within the Department, at the University, and to both the academic and broader community. The successful applicant will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged and welcoming academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and will be encouraged to seek collaborative research opportunities in diverse application areas.

The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see http://mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and http://apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.

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 for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/MECH-Mechatronics/. 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".

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a research plan (4 pages or less), a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments (1 page), and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only through http://hr.ubc.ca/careerspostings/faculty.php, and must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

 

Seaspan Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering/Professorship

The Faculty of Applied Science at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, who will occupy a named position in association with Seaspan (https://www.seaspan.com/). The successful applicant will hold an appointment in one or more of the following Departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. We welcome applications from individuals who have expertise in any of the following areas: marine systems engineering, mechatronics, design, additive manufacturing, clean energy, and autonomous vehicles. The starting date of the appointment will be July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates should be able to develop an outstanding research program, enhance further existing facilities, and lead a group of graduate students, technicians, and faculty members. Owing to the need for close cooperation with industry and government, a track record of successful industry experience would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in collaboration with the marine industry. Applicants must either have demonstrated, or show potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. They will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Successful candidates will be required to apply for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants in partnership with the marine industry.

The mission of the Faculty is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning.

The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged and welcoming academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and will be encouraged to seek collaborative research opportunities in diverse application areas.

The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see http://apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.

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 for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/Seaspan/. 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". Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a (4 pages or less) statement of research interests and a research plan, part of which should be a plan for engagement with the marine industry, a (1-2 page) statement of teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only through http://hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php, and must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

Sessional Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has opportunities for part-time sessional lecturer appointments for the 2017-18 academic year.

We are accepting applications for the following courses:

Term 1 Term 2 Summer Course Name
APSC 261 Technology and Society I
APSC 262 Technology and Society I
APSC 366 The Art of the Possible: An introduction to Engineering for Non-Engineers
APSC 440 Management Fundamentals for Technology-Based Product Marketing and Development
APSC 461
APSC 462
CEEN 501 Energy System Fundamentals
MECH 226 Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
MECH 328 Mechanical Engineering Design Project
MECH 328 Mechanical Engineering Design Project
MECH 328 Mechanical Engineering Design Project
MECH 360 Mechanics of Materials
MECH 410M Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering – INT MECHATRONICS
MECH 420 Sensors and Actuators
MECH 421 Mechatronics System Instrumentation
MECH 445/545 Fuel Cell Systems
MECH 450D Course with University of Victoria
MECH 463 Mechanical Vibrations
MECH 464 Industrial Robotics/Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control
MECH 484 Aircraft Design: Aerodynamics
MECH 485 Aircraft Design: Structures
MECH 489/582 Experimental Thermofluids
MECH 491/596 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
MECH 496 Engineering Management
MECH 510 Computer Methods in Transport Phenomena I

 

For more course information, please visit: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code

Posting Date: May 24, 2017
Closing Date: June 30, 2017

Application Process                       

Please submit your electronic application package (Word or PDF files only) to Rico Choi at hr@mech.ubc.ca.

Applications of current members of the Mechanical Engineering Sessional Pool, please include the following:

  1. A letter of application or indication of preferences noting availability, and desired course(s).
  2. A current CV including relevant educational background, teaching and research experience, and training, publications, and/or awards and qualifications for teaching.
  3. Indicate your P.Eng. status.  Applicants for Design courses must include confirmation of P.Eng. (with APEGBC) in their application dossier.

Applications of NEW Sessional Lecturers must include:

  1. A letter of application or indication of preferences noting availability, and desired course(s).
  2. A current CV including relevant educational background, teaching and research experience, and training, publications, and/or awards and qualifications for teaching.
  3. Indicate your P.Eng. status.  Applicants for Design courses must include confirmation of P.Eng. (with APEGBC) in their application dossier.
  4. Names and full contact information of at least two referees able to speak to applicant’s teaching qualifications.

Note:  Graduate students applying to teach should be aware of UBC Policy 75 and Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements.  Graduate Studies Procedures – Permission to Teach.  Submit with your application, a Request for Permission to Teach PTT (complete with signatures) which the Department will submit to Graduate Studies when/if required.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Staff Positions

We currently have no staff positions available. Please check back at a later date.