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University of British Columbia

Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace (Job Opening ID #25842)

Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna


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As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates 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 in Electrical, Civil and Mechanical specializations. The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research.

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for the following Mechanical Engineering tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in the appropriate related discipline or as specified in the area of priority, and should either have, or be eligible to pursue, registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 

“UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.”

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Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace (Job Opening ID #25842)

The desired area of research and expertise relate to aerospace engineering. British Columbia has a growing aerospace industry, employing approximately 10,000 people with annual revenues of more than $2.8 billion. Candidates with research expertise in aerospace engineering related fields who can establish cutting-edge research programs that advance BC’s aerospace industry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following fields:

i)              Aero-thermodynamics, propulsion, and flight mechanics,

ii)             Aerospace structures, aero-elasticity, dynamics, performance and systems design,

iii)            Advanced manufacturing relevant to the aerospace industry.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, collaborate with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings, and may be assigned to teach courses during the summer. The successful candidates in collaboration with existing faculty members will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the school-at-large. Evidence to establish international collaboration with global aerospace and aircraft partners would be an asset.

How to Apply

To apply for any one of these positions, please visit the link - (search for applicable Job Opening ID#25842)

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

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2017.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2017. All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions will be subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors' approval.

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University of British Columbia
Posting Date: 15-Mar-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Jul-2017
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