Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering

School/Institution:The University of British Columb, Canada, Vancouver

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Job ID:34340

Location:Kelowna - UBC Okanagan

Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)

Job Category: Regular

Classification Title: Asst Professor (tenure-track)

VP/Faculty: UBCO-Provost & VPresident Acad

Department: UBCO-Faculty of Applied Science

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Funding Type: Budget Funded

Available Openings: 1

Faculty Of Applied Science - School Of Engineering

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for this position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research, as well as a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or related discipline, and should either have or be eligible to pursue, registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. Experience with indigenous and northern communities is an asset.

As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC's vision.

The Faculty of Applied Science's School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research.

The successful candidates must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and evidence of effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. Prior field and teaching experience in the area of research expertise would be an asset. The successful candidates must be able and willing to teach courses at all levels, including senior engineering design and graduate courses.  They would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings. The successful candidates, in collaboration with existing faculty members, would foster and promote the entrepreneurial aspirations of the students and the School-at-large. Evidence of establishing international research collaborations would be an asset.

Resources Engineering

Desirable research expertise includes but is not limited to hydrological science and modelling, water resources engineering and management, climate change impacts on water resources, water security, sustainable use of water resources and its distribution, wastewater collection, irrigation drainage, hydro-technical aspects of dams and/or any area related to water resources engineering. Expertise in numerical modelling, computer simulation, geographic information system (GIS), data analytics, and big data will be considered as an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, and a list of three Referees. The preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance, please contact,

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 will be given priority.

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