Assistant Professors in Manufacturing Engineering

Applied Science at the University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted: November 28, 2018

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks outstanding individuals for up to 5 tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of advanced manufacturing. The successful candidates will be appointed or jointly appointed in the Department of Materials or Mechanical Engineering. The starting date of the position will be July 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Faculty is now embarking on the creation of a new, undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering that would be offered at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. We are seeking dynamic, emerging leaders in the field of manufacturing whose focus for teaching and research is digital manufacturing. Building on our strengths, we aim to build strengths on both campuses in order to lead the development of innovative processes and technologies that will transform the current manufacturing landscape. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes and systems, additive manufacturing, precision manufacturing, integrated computational materials and manufacturing engineering, integration of smart devices/structures in manufacturing machines and manufactured systems, artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning in the manufacturing environment and robot assisted manufacturing. For all these areas, there is an interest in both computational and experimental approaches with an emphasis on integration, validation and implementation of solutions to solve challenges in manufacturing. Each position will be based on the need of and fit within the departments and the Manufacturing Engineering program and will ideally complement the research areas in the departments.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical 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