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Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Ontario Tech University

Tracking Code: req579
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: May 12, 2023
Application Review Date: July 1, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found

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 Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications, from qualified individuals, for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of solid mechanics with interest in Biomechanics. This position is expected to start on January 1 2024 or earlier, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research programs and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In keeping with a technology‐enhanced learning environment and platforms, Ontario Tech seeks successful faculty who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies. The successful candidate is expected to possess a PhD in the area of Mechanical Engineering or a related field with a strong academic background; an established record of excellence in innovative and experimental research leading to peer-reviewed publications. The candidate is further expected to be registered as a Professional Engineer or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions. In addition, the candidate 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 candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service
workload each year.

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) offers Honours undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Energy specialization, Manufacturing Engineering, and Industrial Engineering. The Department also offers the corresponding Engineering and Management degrees for all the programs. In addition, the Department offers Master’s (MASc and MEng) and PhD programs in Mechanical Engineering (with various specializations), and a graduate program (MEng) in Engineering Management. The Department is committed to excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and research, which is relevant to the needs of society and the local community. The Department promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students.
Further details about the Faculty can be found at

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 July 1, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format (as a single pdf file) a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; evidence of high quality teaching; 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.

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: 1/1/2024

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