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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Mechatronics/Automotive Engineering

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Position Title: Teaching Faculty - Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor
Appointment Type: Continuing Full Time
Posting Date: May 31, 2021
Application Review Date: June 14, 2021

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. 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 continuing Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor position in the area of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in both Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering. This position is subject to budgetary approval and would start on August 1, 2021, or as soon as it is filled.

The successful candidate will be expected 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 that will enhance the learning experience of students. Applicants must possess a PhD in the area of Automotive or Mechatronics Engineering or a related field (preference will be to those who have an undergraduate degree in Automotive or Mechatronics Engineering); a strong academic background; an established record of excellence in teaching; and must be registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario or another Canadian province/territory. 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 candidate will be expected to follow a 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% other workload each year.

The Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering offers BEng and BEng and Management degrees in Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. The Department offers MASc and MEng programs in Automotive Engineering as well as jointly offering MASc, MEng, and PhD programs in Mechanical Engineering and a MEng program 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 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:

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.

Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2021, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format (as a single pdf file) via the Ontario Tech website a covering letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to their teaching; 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 an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager or 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.