Assistant Professor in Mechatronics

Assistant Professor in Mechatronics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in mechatronics at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. A tenured Associate or Full Professor appointment will be considered in exceptional cases.

We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in areas such as instrumentation, optics, micro/nano-positioning, precision engineering, sensors and actuators, embedded systems, augmented/virtual reality interfacing with mechanical systems, assistive devices, automation, haptics, bio-mechatronics and computer vision. Relevant industrial experience is an asset.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, and should demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching. The successful applicant will develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the University and the community. The successful applicant will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.

UBC’s Vancouver campus is situated at the tip of ʔəlqsən (Point Grey) on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, surrounded by forest, ocean and mountains. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most diverse cities in Canada, and one of the most livable cities in the world. UBC seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of Vancouver’s diversity, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

All of our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation.

Interested applicants should submit a single .PDF file that includes a CV, a list of four references, and statements on research, teaching, and diversity. For more details regarding expectations for these statements, please see below. Applications must be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022; all applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Details on Research Statement: In up to 4 pages, please include both information about your research expertise and experience and about your research plan as a new faculty member, including as appropriate current and potential collaborators (at UBC and elsewhere) and sources of funding.

Details on Teaching Statement: In up to 2-3 pages, please describe your teaching interests and experience at any and all scales from one-on-one tutoring to small group tutorials to teaching large section courses. Also, explain your teaching philosophy, including specific examples that have informed the evolution of that teaching philosophy.

Details on Diversity Statement: UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusive excellence as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout campus life. In up to 1-2 pages, please describe your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.


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. Accommodations are available on request for all applicants with disabilities and/or other special needs, at all stages of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please see our website FAQ. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority consideration.