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Assistant Professor, Collaborative Robotics

University of Waterloo

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications for exceptional scholars and researchers for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Collaborative Robotics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor will be considered.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent discipline. Duties will include developing and maintaining an active and internationally recognized research program. Duties will also include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and advising graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should have demonstrated research strength in Collaborative Robotics, Human-Robot Physical Interaction and safe operation of robots within a human environment. The applicant must be committed to establishing a multi-disciplinary research program. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and a dedication to both teaching and research. The ability to develop and teach an array of traditional and on-line courses is required.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $100,000 to $150,000 CAD. Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2020. The successful applicant is expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for a Canadian engineering license within the first year of joining the university and must be registered as a Professional Engineer within 5 years from the start of their appointment.

To apply, individuals are to complete an online application form that includes loading a single pdf containing: a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and a concise research and teaching vision statement. Three letters of reference will only be requested for applicants invited for an interview.

The link to apply is here:

The cover letter to be addressed to:
Dr. Jan Huissoon
Chair, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please email:

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

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

Three reasons to apply: