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Assistant or Associate Professor, Limited Term - Bharti School of Engineering

Laurentian University

The Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University invites applications for a three-year limited term Assistant or Associate Professor position in Mining Engineering or Mine-mechanical Engineering to begin in July 2019.

Laurentian University serves over 9,400 students on its main campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Laurentian has been in a phase of steady growth, realizing more than $150M in capital investments over the past five years. These include the McEwen School of Architecture, the award-winning Vale Living with Lakes Centre, a new student residence, the modernization of classrooms and labs, and the completion of an Executive Learning Centre, an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, and a University Club. Most recently, in the fall of 2018, the University completed construction of the new $30 million Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building which houses i) new engineering laboratories, ii) modern, comfortable, well equipped working space for engineering graduate students and researchers, as well as, iii) a fully equipped fabrication workshop that supports teaching, research and innovation ( Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands, and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails. Many faculty and students cycle, ski, snowshoe, or kayak to work, or enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Nephawin at Laurentian’s private beach. The university is located in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North, and two post-secondary partners, Collège Boréal and Cambrian College.

About the Position

The successful candidate will be part of the Mining Engineering program and will have extensive, first-hand knowledge of the mining industry. The position has arisen as a consequence of the launch of a new fast-track M.Eng. program in Mining Engineering / Mine Mechanical Engineering, with the first intake in September 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the success of the growth of this program through the teaching of one graduate student level course within it. Should the growth targets for this program be achieved within the fixed term, there is the potential for it to convert to a permanent faculty position. The Successful candidate will make additional contributions: i) by teaching courses within other programs offered by the School, ii) by augmenting the School’s research profile through publication of fundamental or applied research within her/his area of specialization, supervision of graduate students with tangible demonstration of research impact, and iii) by participation in Departmental governance. These duties are in-line with, and the position will conform to, the Laurentian University Faculty Association ( collective agreement.

Applications would be particularly welcomed from individuals with research specializations in, or allied to, the following areas: mining equipment (particularly electrically powered), mining machinery, mine automation, instrumentation and control, simulation of mining systems.

Qualifications essential to join our team

For consideration at the Assistant Professor level: at the start date of the appointment, candidates should have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD in Mining Engineering, Mine-Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and at least eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with a collaborative outlook, and should demonstrate a strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions in Mining or Mine-Mechanical Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and she or he will have an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will have clearly articulated research goals, be committed to establishing sustained research excellence, and able to present a viable plan to achieve these objectives.

For consideration at the Associate Professor level applicants’ teaching and research track records will already be successfully established, exhibiting: i) sustained excellence in learning and teaching, ii) a strong publication record in high-calibre, peer reviewed journals, possibly facilitated through collaborative activities with the mining industry and iii) have shown they can develop talent at graduate level. Applicants should have strong appetite to develop their research specialization into a coherent program of research.

Information regarding the Bharti School of Engineering can be found at and Questions concerning the position may be directed to Markus Timusk at

Application Requirements

Applications should be sent as PDF files to and should include: a covering letter, a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of research interests and achievements, a statement of teaching philosophy, interests and achievements, a listing of courses and subject areas they are capable of teaching, and; a list of at least 3 referees, including their contact details. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University Policy

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University's bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. ( The University has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. Information can be found at LU faculty members are part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are advised to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost for more information.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.