Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tenure-track Instructor position
The University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position at
the rank of Instructor I in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the Vancouver Campus.
This position provides the rare opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching,
while participating as a first-class colleague in the intellectually exciting atmosphere of a top-tier mechanical engineering department. Appointment at a tenured rank may be considered for
applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date for the position
is July 1, 2015.
The Instructor will assist the department in fulfilling its commitment to engage with the University’s
new Vantage College Program launched during the 2014/2015 academic year. One of the Program’s
mandates is to offer a first-year curriculum focused on engineering to a cohort of international
students, in preparation for entry to the second year of degree programs in the Faculty of Applied
Science. (See http://www.vantagecollege.ubc.ca/) The mandate also includes the development and
implementation of innovative teaching practices.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach in the Vantage College Program as well as
teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Mechanical Engineering. The successful
applicant will be expected to be highly engaged in curriculum development and pedagogical
innovation at the Departmental and Faculty level. 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 is
an asset. She/he will hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related area, or have
equivalent industrial experience, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in
British Columbia. Applications from individuals with expertise in design and/or applied mechanics
(e.g., solid mechanics or vibrations) are particularly sought, although all individuals with an
exceptional interest in mechanical engineering education are encouraged to apply.
Further information on the department is available at www.mech.ubc.ca and information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity
and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority
group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage
with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to
complete the following equity survey: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3cf1. The
survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to
provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying
potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the
survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or
all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will
be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement ( 1-2 pages) of teaching interests and
accomplishments, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should
be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.
The closing date for applications is April 15, 2015. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.