Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, seeks outstanding internal UBC candidates for the position of Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Department has played a leading role in transforming British Columbia to a prosperous and technologically advanced modern society. It is BC’s leading mechanical engineering department in both teaching and research and is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Applied Science.

The successful candidate must hold a tenured Full Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, visionary and collaborative leader with an excellent international research profile, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and an articulate vision for the future of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC. The ideal candidate must also have demonstrated leadership abilities including management, organizational, communication and consensus-building skills. The successful candidate will build on the Department’s strengths in education, research and professional practice and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas. The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2017.

Nominations and applications are now invited. Nominators must submit a brief description of why they consider the nominee to be a highly desirable candidate. After consulting with the committee, the Chair will invite some nominees to apply as deemed appropriate.

Applicants are invited to submit a package that consists of a brief cover letter, a current curriculum vitae and the name and contact address (including email address) of at least three references who are able to provide an objective assessment of the candidate’s suitability for this leadership position. At minimum, one of the references must be external to UBC.

Nominations and applications should be submitted in confidence to:

Dr. Marc Parlange, Chair
Mechanical Engineering Head Search Advisory Committee
Faculty of Applied Science
5000 - 2332 Main Mall
UBC Campus

The package must be sent by e-mail only to sue.yee@ubc.ca, and any attachments should only be Word or pdf files, set for printing on letter-size paper.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 6, 2017, and the deadline for applications is Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials and Mechanics

The Departments of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seek an outstanding individual for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (http://www.chairs.gc.ca) in Materials and Mechanics. Canada Research Chairs are targeted at experienced researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their own fields.

The position is targeted at a leading researcher working at the intersection of materials and mechanics with a specialty in the development and application of advanced modelling and simulation tools for the prediction of plasticity and fracture in crystalline materials. The position will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Materials and Mechanical Engineering and is expected to be a full time tenured appointment made at the rank of Professor. The successful candidate must be globally recognized as a leader in this research area and will be expected to participate in the advanced materials and manufacturing research cluster being developed at UBC. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level. The anticipated start date is September 2017..

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Materials or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Further information on the departments is available at www.mtrl.ubc.ca or www.mech.ubc.ca and information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees.  Applications must be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.

The initial closing date for applications is February 28th, 2017 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

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

Sessional Positions

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Staff Positions

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