Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - Canada Research Chair (Tier II)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-13

Competition No: UOIT13-62
Faculty or Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Position Title: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Advanced Manufacturing
Appointment Type: Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenured
Posting Date: April 12, 2013
Application review date: May 15, 2013

The Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for a nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment. The Department is seeking an exceptional emerging researcher with potential to lead the field of Advanced Manufacturing, with special emphasis on lightweight materials. The ideal candidate will have extensive research expertise in lightweight and smart materials and an understanding of the manufacturing processes that employ these materials to address critical problems in hybrid electric vehicle technology or green and sustainable manufacturing. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a world-class record of research and publication and will have experience leading collaborative/interdisciplinary research teams, including successful collaboration with industry; attract and mentor graduate students; and secure external research funding.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. UOIT provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through research collaborations with leading organizations.

The vision for research at UOIT is to be committed to and engaged in academic and research activities of national and international standards, especially those activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Research activity at this young university has grown dramatically with a research profile that is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT's commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including ten Canada Research Chairs. For detailed information please visit:

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. Further details about the Department can be found at:

The UOIT has outstanding research facilities, the largest of them being the General Motors of Canada -Automotive Centre of Excellence (GM-ACE).. The GM-ACE is the first testing and research centre of its kind in Canada, and in many respects the world. GM-ACE is a multi-purpose centre with an area of approximately 16,300 square meters, which houses one of the largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels in the world, with a large yawing chassis dynamometer that can test properties in crosswinds. In addition the facility has two climate chambers, a four-post shaker located in an environmental chamber, a multi-axis shaker table (MAST) located in a semi-anechoic chamber and ancillary facilities which include a support shop, three vehicle hoist bays and offices. The facility also has state-of-the-art control rooms and recording equipment to support the requirements of all the test chambers. Further details about the GM-ACE can be found at:

The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and should demonstrate extensive research experience in advanced manufacturing, a strong academic background, a record of excellence in research. In addition, the candidate must be registered, or eligible for, and committed to, registration as a Professional Engineer (PEng) in the Province of Ontario. It is essential that the candidate demonstrate commitment to research excellence, have the ability to develop collaborative academic and industry research partnerships, the ability to conduct a dynamic and world-class research program, and exhibit strong teaching and communication skills. Appointment to this tenured or tenure-track faculty position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2013 until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to with the applicant's name and the competition number in the subject line.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website at

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at


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