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Instructor/Senior Instructor/Professor of Teaching in Manufacturing Automation

University of British Columbia

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks an outstanding individual specialized in manufacturing automation for a tenure-stream position in the Educational Leadership stream, rank to be determined commensurate with background and career stage. Specific areas of interest of this search include analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, instrumentation, embedded systems, real-time software applications and industrial automation. Industrial experience in the applications of electronic instrumentation and automation is an asset. The starting date of the position will be July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Over this period, the Faculty has distinguished itself with excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty has embarked on the creation of a new undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering that is jointly run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Engineering.

The candidate must hold a PhD degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Information on the Faculty of Applied Science and the UBC Manufacturing Engineering Program are available at https://apsc.ubc.ca/prospective-faculty and https://manufacturing.engineering.ubc.ca/.

Educational leadership faculty is expected to teach courses, engage in curriculum development and pedagogical innovation, develop and implement innovative teaching practices related to design and laboratory education, and provide service within the University and to both the academic and broader community. The successful candidate will take a leading role in enhancing the teaching and learning environment in the Manufacturing Engineering program. This includes the development and delivery of core courses in the Manufacturing Engineering curriculum, active participation in capstone design projects, development of undergraduate laboratories, and enriching the learning experience of students. Applicants must have either demonstrated or possess a clear potential and interest in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, in educational leadership, and in providing service to the University and community.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short statement of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, including information on how their teaching would contribute to a diverse academic environment, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted online using the Job ID 36321 at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.