Assistant Professor, area of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
University of Manitoba
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Price Faculty of Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 land, invites applications for a full-time probationary tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Mechatronics, from individuals having proven expertise in the area of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning with applications to manufacturing automation, smart manufacturing and aerospace systems. The start date will be July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate: 1) must hold undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering or related field; 2) must be registered or eligible for registration as a professional engineer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba; 3) must possess excellent communication and leadership skills; 4) preferably has postdoctoral/industry experience and publications in reputable journals and patents.
In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to: 1) teach mechanical engineering courses, especially in the area of Mechatronics, at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) establish an externally funded and sustainable research program; 3) provide professional service to the Department, the Faculty, the University and the community.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an outstanding, diverse, independent, innovative, externally funded research program of international caliber. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in research and publication in the area of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, as applied to smart manufacturing, aerospace systems and manufacturing automation. The successful candidate is expected to complement existing expertise in the Department, particularly, in the Mechatronics related areas.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a research-intensive department that is comprised of 25 academic staff, 16 support staff and over 30 postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and adjunct professors. It offers an accredited undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering with over 500 students. The Department has a strong graduate teaching and research program with over 120 graduate students in its PhD, MSc, and MEng programs. It maintains funded research activities with industrial partners and government research laboratories. Additional information can be found at our website: https://umanitoba.ca/engineering/mechanical
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Applicants are requested to submit the following materials, preferably via email as one PDF file referencing Position Number #34314. Review of applications will commence on December 11, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will be shared with the members of the search committee. The complete application package must include:
1. Cover letter with a concise summary of qualifications and a personal statement of suitability for the position,
2. Complete curriculum vitae,
3. Research statement highlighting the applicant’s most significant contributions and connecting these to the applicant’s vision of success in the short-term, medium-term (~5 years) and long-term (career),
4. A sample of three peer-reviewed publications,
5. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests that documents the applicant’s experience in, and approach to, training and mentoring diverse students,
6. Statement describing past, present, or planned actions to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation in the academic community (maximum one page), and
7. Names and contact information of three (3) referees.
Please submit applications to:
Olanrewaju Ojo, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
C/O Ms. Jill Lautenschlager, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellors Circle, University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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