Assistant / Associate / Full Professors of Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia Department of Mechanical Engineering
Canada

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver campus, invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured faculty at the
rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, starting July 1, 2021, or
shortly thereafter. We welcome applications both from individuals who would engage with
existing fields of strength in our department, and from those who would inspire new areas
of growth.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related
discipline, and should demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research and
teaching. Successful candidates will develop an independent, internationally recognized
research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and mentor
Master's and Ph.D. students, and provide service to the University and the community.
Successful candidates are expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of
British Columbia.

Our department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research. Many faculty in our
department are collaborative members of partner institutions within UBC (such as the
School of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computing, Information and
Cognitive Systems) and several have joint appointments with other units on campus. We
are open to joint appointments in this hiring round.

UBC's Vancouver campus is situated at the tip of Point Grey on the unceded lands of the
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 CV, a list of four references, and research, teaching,
and diversity statements. Applications must be submitted online at
https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job ID 38029); emailed applications
will not be considered. Our department welcomes and encourages applications from
members of marginalized groups. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations
are available on request for all applicants at all stages of the selection process. To
confidentially request accommodations, please contact Mr. Rico Choi, Operations & HR
Manager at rico.choi@mech.ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020; all applications received by November
15, 2020 will receive full consideration. In addition to this broad search in Mechanical
Engineering, the department also has dedicated searches in Robotics (Job ID 38030) and
Advanced Manufacturing (Job ID 38026). Please see the other advertisements on our
website for details.

Details on Research Statement: 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: Your teaching statement should 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 your application, please include a statement describing 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. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
of Canada will be given priority. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.


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