Instructor/Senior Instructor/Professor of Teaching 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 2 tenure-track positions in the Educational Leadership stream, rank to be determined commensurate with background and career stage. 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 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 is now embarking on the creation of a new, undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering. The successful candidate(s) is expected to take a leading role in enhancing the teaching and learning environment in the Manufacturing Engineering program. This includes the development and delivery of core courses in the Manufacturing engineering curriculum, active participation in capstone design projects, development of undergraduate laboratories and enriching the learning experience of students. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level and it is required that he/she will be highly engaged in curriculum development and pedagogical innovation and to develop and implement innovative teaching practices related to design and laboratory education. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to experience with manufacturing processes, applied digital and analogue instrumentation, material characterization and testing, data acquisition and analysis, mechatronic systems and software for mechatronics applications, advanced quality systems and statistical process control.

Applicants must have either demonstrated or possess a clear potential and interest in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, in educational leadership and in providing service to the University and community. Industrial experience particularly would be an asset.

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Materials 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 undergraduate program. Further information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available at

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, including information on how their teaching contributes to a diverse academic environment, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted online at