Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Mechanical Engineering

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications from outstanding individuals who currently have a faculty appointment in the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) with a specialization in energy sustainability, water sustainability, or green infrastructure, and who wish to engage in policy formulation relevant to sustainability. The department and university has many ongoing initiatives in sustainability, e.g. http://cerc.ubc.ca/; http://ires.ubc.ca/; http://cirs.ubc.ca/; http://sbsp.ubc.ca/; and http://liu.arts.ubc.ca/.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, who have been active in their field of research for fewer than 10 years.   Applicants should normally be no more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination.  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the CRC program’s Tier 2 justification process. Further information about CRC Chairs is available here.

The successful candidate must hold a tenure track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC.  They must have an exceptional research profile, a PhD in engineering and be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

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, and quality research.  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 ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths.  With the support of their colleagues, they will develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.

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 www.mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (not to exceed 4 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees.

Applications are accepted only through email (exec.asst@mech.ubc.ca), and must be submitted by November 30, 2017. 

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.

 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Mechanical Engineering

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications from outstanding individuals who currently have a faculty appointment in the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) with a specialization in manufacturing and/or who use experimental methods, to support an existing area of research excellence in the Department.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, who have been active in their field of research for fewer than 10 years.   Applicants should normally be no more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination.  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the CRC program’s Tier 2 justification process. Further information about CRC Chairs is available here.

The successful candidate must hold a tenure track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC.  They must have an exceptional research profile, a PhD in engineering and be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

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, and quality research.  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 ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths.  With the support of their colleagues, they will develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.

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 www.mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (not to exceed 4 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees.

Applications are accepted only through email (exec.asst@mech.ubc.ca), and must be submitted by November 30, 2017. 

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.

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
MECH 421 Mechatronics System Instrumentation
MECH 491/596 Computer-Aided Manufacturing

 

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

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.