Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-01-21

Faculty or Department: Department of Automotive, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Competition Number: UOIT 13-06

Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Automotive Mechatronics Engineering, tenured or tenure-track.

Posting Date: January 17, 2013

Application Review Date: April 30, 2013

We invite you to consider joining UOIT's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation as a leading-edge learning and innovative research environment. UOIT has a 21st-century vision of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while at the same time advancing the highest quality of research. Our educational philosophy is to challenge, encourage innovation, and connect our faculty, students and the community, while respecting the best practice traditions of Canada's established universities.

Located where the Greater Toronto Area borders countryside in Oshawa, Ontario, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) campus will become, through a phased construction plan, one of North America's most beautiful.

The Department of Automotive, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering offers honours undergraduate degrees in Automotive, Mechanical (with Mechatronics and Energy options), and Manufacturing Engineering. Also offered are degrees in Engineering and Management for each of these programs. The Department offers master's programs in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering. Details about the Department can be found at: http://www.engineering.uoit.ca/.

A tenure-track or tenured faculty member is sought at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in Automotive Mechatronics Engineering, effective July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. A candidate with automotive or transportation systems expertise in vehicle mechatronics for the development of next generation vehicle systems, with a strong track record in experimental research with related publications, is being sought. Candidates that possess a skillset and experience which can complement the use of UOIT's General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence (GM-ACE) facilities, particularly involving embedded vehicular systems, and who show a strong potential for establishing collaborative ties to industry, will be an asset. Exceptional senior candidates will also be considered for a co-appointment as the Academic Director of GM-ACE.

A major addition to UOIT's facilities is the GM-ACE. This facility includes a full range climatic / aerodynamic capable wind tunnel and integrated turntable-dynamometer assembly which can accommodate, cars, buses, trucks, train sections and aircraft component at full scale. Installations also comprise multiple climatic test chambers, one housing a 4-post vehicle shaker, and separately a large hexapod multi-axis vibration table situated in a hemi-anechoic room. The facility has vehicle prep bays, an instrumentation area, prototyping shop, and lab space designed specifically to serve collaborative research and development projects with a broad variety of industrial partners and other automotive OEM's. GM-ACE serves both the University and the automotive industry; envisioned to become a leader in automotive research and development in areas of advanced engineering, testing, design development, and education. One of its key missions is to serve undergraduate and graduate students in a working and learning atmosphere, generating HQP alongside university faculty and top professionals in the automotive industry.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Mechanical, Automotive, or Mechatronics engineering, a strong academic background, a record of excellence in research, and be registered, or eligible for and committed to registration, as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. In addition, candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be committed to working collegially. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue quality research, establish well-funded external research programs, and achieve excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should possess vision and commitment to inspire continued advancement of the Faculty's educational and research programs.

In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, UOIT seeks faculty members who will utilize a technology-enhanced learning approach, and who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies.

Consideration of applications will begin on April 30, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format, with their name and the above competition number in the subject line, a covering letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of teaching interests, an outline of their present research program and a brief future research plan, and a list of at least three referees to careers@uoit.ca.


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