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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Mechatronics Engineering

Ontario Tech University

Tracking Code: req255
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Appointment Type: Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-time Continuing
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement
Posting Date: July 25, 2022
Application Review Date: September 12, 2022

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, is proud to encourage an interactive, information-sharing culture for our individual staff, and teams which enhance organizational effectiveness. Ontario Tech’s innovative programs, and technology-enriched learning environment create an atmosphere of academic excellence. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering invites applications, from qualified individuals, for a tenure-track or tenured position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Mechatronics Engineering. Although all areas of Mechatronics will be considered, preference will be given to research expertise in one of the following areas: sensors and embedded systems; semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles and systems; artificial intelligence with applications in mechatronic systems; or biomedical mechatronics, automotive or related discipline. This position is subject to budgetary approval, and would start on January 1, 2023, or as soon as it is filled.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research programs and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless technology, Ontario Tech seeks faculty who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies. Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of Mechatronics Engineering or a related field; a strong academic background; an established record of excellence in innovative and experimental research leading to peer assessed publications; and be registered, or eligible for and committed to registration, as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions. In addition, candidates should possess excellent English language skills demonstrating an ability to ensure strong, two-way communications on an ongoing basis that contribute to collaborative/collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.

The successful candidates will be expected to follow a 40% research, 40% teaching and 20% service workload each year.

The Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering (AME) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering.

The Department is committed to excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and research, which is relevant to the needs of society and our surroundings. The Department promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students. Further details can be found at: https://engineering.ontariotechu.ca.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the collective agreement.

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech website.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the university required all students, faculty, staff and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined by our mandatory vaccine directive. This directive was paused, effective May 1, 2022, but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts. All employees of the university will be expected to comply with the requirements of this directive.

The university recognizes faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is available. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

Job Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Expected Start Date: 1/1/2023
Expected End Date: N/A