University of Alberta

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

ENG Mechanical Engineering

Competition No.  -    A106734854
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking candidates for tenure-track and/or tenured positions in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels to meet the growing needs of our research-focused institution and our undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in manufacturing and industrial engineering, with a particular preference for those with expertise in ergonomics and human factors, and/or in facility layout and production planning. We focus on the excellence, originality, and promise of the candidate's work as evidenced by the impact and quality of their scientific contributions. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community of researchers. They must demonstrate the ability to develop a viable and productive research program, an interest and aptitude in teaching a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses and supervising graduate students, and a commitment to be an active citizen within the university, the engineering profession, and the broader community. Successful candidate(s) may be considered for nomination for endowed chairs and professorships, Canada Research Chairs, and NSERC Industrial Research Chair programs.

This call for applications is intended to expand our capabilities in the area of manufacturing and industrial engineering, which involves the application of engineering principles in production processes and complex systems. Candidates with expertise in ergonomics and human factors, facility layout, facility management, workplace design, and production planning are preferred, and we will also consider candidates with related expertise in safety and risk, lean manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, fabrication, systems design, logistics and supply chain management, and operations management. Exceptional applicants in other areas may also be considered.

As we expand, the Department recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. We recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship, and a collegial atmosphere. We encourage individuals to strive for excellence in accordance with their abilities while maintaining a level of balance between teaching, research, and service to the university and the engineering profession. We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a cooperative spirit.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering, or in a closely related field. The successful candidate will be required in due course to become a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta. Hiring preference will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated the impact of their research, who provide evidence of established and respected research and teaching skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels.

Interested candidates are first invited to complete an online form at:  Upon completion of the online form, applicants will be invited to submit a curriculum vitae and supporting documents addressed to the attention of:

Dr. John Doucette, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.