Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

College: College of Engineering & Physcial Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: September 19, 2023
Deadline: October 23, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD # 23-52

Position Description:

The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph invites applications for a teaching-focused tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Mechanical Engineering. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a strong teaching record in core mechanical, manufacturing and production engineering courses, the applicant is expected to teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses related to machining, surface technology, manufacturing processes, advanced manufacturing modeling and simulation, and supply chains. While this position is teaching focused, it is expected that the applicant should also have an acceptable record of fundamental and industrial collaborative research components to enrich students learning experience and to be able to support Master of Engineering student projects.

The candidate must hold an undergraduate university degree in mechanical engineering and an earned PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. University-level teaching experience (beyond a teaching assistant) is preferred. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is a requirement of this position at the time of hiring.

The School of Engineering (SOE) at the University of Guelph has accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on October 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching vision (max. 4 pages), (4) a statement of research and development vision (max. 1-2 pages) (5) A statement to provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The statement may include content such as views, experiences, and plans for fostering EDI (max. 1 page). (6) two of their best recent journal publications relevant to manufacturing and (7) the contact details for three referees. Please state in the subject line of your email the position title you are applying for and reference #0126 - teaching focused mechanical engineering . Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Ibrahim Deaib
Interim Director
School of Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2719906.