Tenure -Track Faculty Position in Mechatronics Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada January 2020 The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in mechatronics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.
Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing opportunities for early career academics to develop distinguished research and exceptional teaching contributions while fostering an environment where al faculty can thrive.
To promote on-going success, there is support for course development and delivery that is provided by the Department, the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and . Faculty have access to a range of educational technologies including industry-leading instructional design support offered through the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team.
Support for faculty to develop strong research programs includes Special Research Grant opportunities, grant writing workshops and review services, and one-to-one mentorship from experienced col eagues.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, . The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excel ence. Professional engineering . Note that al forms of engineering licensure in Canada are considered acceptable (e.g. P.Eng., temporary engineering licence, provisional engineering licence, etc.). The successful candidate wil provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding.
The candidate must also be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs, and provide evidence of an ability to work col aboratively in an interdisciplinary and student- centered environment.
One notable example is the opportunity to seek membership with the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, which brings together researchers from across the engineering disciplines and the University to promote interdisciplinary col aborations and innovation.
The Institute’s focus and expertise spans a continuum:
from mechatronic devices, robotics, and cyber-human systems to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The successful candidate wil also be expected to make contributions through
service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.
Salary wil be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department is comprised of approximately 30 faculty members, 600 undergraduate . Research in the Department is supported by three research chairs:
a Tier 1 CRC in Computational Turbulence, a Tier 1 CRC in Mechanics . The Department also boasts a number of world-class experimental research facilities, including the Optical Towing Tank for Energetics Research Laboratory (OTTER Lab) , the Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) , and the aforementioned link to the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute.
More details about the Department can be found at me.queensu.ca. People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out . Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program.
You wil also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for . Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ’top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible . In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare.
Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Col ective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website.
The University is situated on the traditional territories of the . Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, . Visi t Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of . To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.
Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, al applications must include one of the fol owing statements:
"I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada"; OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information wil be deemed incomplete. In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement wil be given careful consideration when assessing the
nominee’s research productivity.
Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant . A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); - a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications); - a statement of research interests; - a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); - a statement of commitment to - as wel as ideas and any experience on how to - ensure equity, diversity and inclusivity in scholarly activities; and, - the names and contact information of three referees.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2020; however, applications wil continue to be . Applicants are encouraged to send al documents in their application packages electronical y as PDFs to the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Administrative Assistant at mmeadminqueensu.ca , although hard copy applications may be submitted to: Dr. Keith Pilkey Professor and Head Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Room 201, McLaughlin Hal 130 Stuart Street Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6 The University wil provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.
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