University of British Columbia – Assistant Professors in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British
Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks outstanding individuals for up to 3 tenure-track positions at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the field of advanced manufacturing. The successful candidates will be appointed in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering or jointly appointed in the Department of Materials Engineering. The
starting date of the position will be July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. We are seeking dynamic,
emerging leaders in all areas related to advanced manufacturing. This search primarily focuses on intelligent
manufacturing systems and robotics, manufacturing automation, and additive manufacturing. Candidates
with expertise in manufacturing system design and the application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing
automation are particularly encouraged to apply. Relevant industrial experience is an asset.
The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Over this period, the
Faculty has distinguished itself with excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty has embarked on the
creation of a new, undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering that is jointly run by the Department
of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Engineering.
Applicants must have either a demonstrated track record or possess a clear potential to achieve excellence in
research and teaching and must be willing to work with, or have experience working with industry, to
implement innovative solutions for manufacturing challenges. The successful candidates will be expected to
develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. levels and provide service to the University and
The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering,
or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
Undergraduate teaching will primarily take place in the new Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate
program while research will be undertaken within the department(s). Further information on the Faculty of
Applied Science is available at https://apsc.ubc.ca/prospective-faculty.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short statement of research and teaching interests and
accomplishments, including information on how their research and/or teaching contribute to a diverse academic
environment, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted
online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job ID 34765).
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 but applications will be accepted until the positions are
filled. After October 15, 2019, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. All positions are subject
to final budgetary approval.