Probationary (tenure-track) position in Solid Mechanics Western University Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Canada

Probationary (tenure-track) position in Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada


Applications are invited for a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment in the area of solid mechanics. All specialties within the broadly defined area of solid mechanics will be considered, including:stress analysis, deformation and fracture mechanics, mechanics and manufacturing, mechanics and energy, mechanical properties of materials, vibration and control, and computational methods in solid mechanics, among others. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) effective July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.


Western Engineering seeks energetic and dynamic candidates who will be able to contribute to the teaching and research mission of the MME Department. Successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline, demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in research, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, and be eligible for P.Eng. registration. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active, internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with Western faculty, and participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative duties. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach a variety of introductory and advanced mechanical engineering courses of interest to the Department including courses on mechanics of materials and mechanical properties of materials. He/she will also be strongly encouraged to build collaborations with other researchers in MME and in other departments and faculties across campus.


The University of Western Ontario has a full time enrollment of about 32,000 students in a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering can be found at, the Faculty of Engineering at and Western at Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Please send (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, (iii) a brief description of your current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, (iv) copies of representative publications, and (v) the names of three referees to:


Chair, c/o C. Seres, Administrative Officer

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9


Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin after March 1, 2017.


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Western is committee to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, person with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Chris Seres by phone 519-661-2111 ext: 82136

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