Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

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

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.