Assistant Professor in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering
University of Guelph School of Engineering

Assistant Professor in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering

School of Engineering

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

University of Guelph



The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, in the area of Mechanical Engineering, at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have research expertise in the area of mechatronics and control. The ideal candidate will develop an internationally recognized, externally-funded and independent research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, develop and teach innovative graduate and undergraduate courses in area of Mechatronics and control, contribute to teaching design courses, and provide service to the University and the engineering profession.   We are particularly interested in applicants who have a strong teaching record in core mechanical and mechatronics engineering courses, particularly in mechatronics and control.


The candidate must hold an undergraduate university degree in mechanical engineering and an earned PhD in mechanical (or mechatronics) engineering or a closely related field. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is a requirement of this position at the time of hiring. Priority will be given to those with P.Eng registration.


The School of Engineering (SOE) at University of Guelph has accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering.


The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.


Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching vision (max. 4 pages), (4) a statement of research and development vision (max. 4 pages), (5) A statement to provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The statement may include content such as views, experiences, and plans for fostering EDI (max. 1 page). (6) two of their best recent journal publications relevant to mechatronics and control, and (7) the contact details for three referees.  Please state in the subject line of your email the position title you are applying for and reference #0126-114.  Applications should be sent to the attention of:


Dr Ibrahim Deaib

Acting Director

School of Engineering

University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1



All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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