The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate (4,200 in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.
The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) is home to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership and hosts a number of professional masters level programs in Engineering Practice oriented to the development of leadership and entrepreneurial competencies.
SEPT has recently invested significantly in the area of cyberphysical systems including the development of a state-of-the-art Learning Factory. Accordingly, the School is seeking an outstanding individual for a contractually limited teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Technology Program. The successful candidate will specialize in one or more of the following areas: Internet-of-Things (IOT), IOT Cloud Applications, Cyber-physical Systems or Digital Manufacturing.
The successful candidate must have a Doctorate in Engineering and must possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability in classroom and lab instruction at the university level. Experience in developing state-of-the-art experimental set-ups, supervision of open-ended design projects and demonstrated interest in pedagogy are essential. Familiarity with electronic learning platforms and experiential learning methodologies is required. Experience with C++ and VB.Net programming, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and web technologies/programming are definite assets. Postdoctoral or industrial experience will be considered favorably. Professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, is crucial. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.
While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned. In addition the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in pedagogical research.
The appointment will be contractually limited for a period of up to 3 years in length. The state date is negotiable and is anticipated to be in the interval July 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
In addition to competitive salaries, McMaster University provides one of the best benefit packages amongst Canadian universities, which includes supplementary medical and dental coverage, a defined benefits pension plan, long term disability insurance and family-friendly supports such as a child care allowance, and funded pregnancy/parental leaves. University policies include provisions for such leaves in the tenure process and in annual merit evaluations. The Faculty of Engineering has additional supports in place, such as funding from the Engineering Life Event Fund, to help maintain continuity in scholarship during pregnancy/parental, medical, or family-related leaves.
The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development through the Faculty Development Academy.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, member of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Department, please consult http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth/index.html
To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
To apply for this position, please visit www.workingatmcmaster.ca. Click on Careers/Current Opportunities/External Applicants/Faculty Positions
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