Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Engineering

Education, Engineering / Engineering Technology


Saint Mary\'s University

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

The Division of Engineering at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a start date of July 1st, 2018. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, and be registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the provincial regulating body, Engineers Nova Scotia. We are particularly interested in applicants with a background in either Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering specializing in thermodynamics and fluids. In both cases, prior experience in engineering design will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in developing and delivering undergraduate courses in these areas. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the new faculty member will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program, and will have the opportunity to supervise graduate students in the Faculty of Science’s Applied Science program.

Set within a beautiful, single city block, Saint Mary’s University is a highly student-centered institution with an enrolment of over 7,000. As part of the Associated Universities system in Nova Scotia, the Division of Engineering at Saint Mary’s offers the first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) program. After completing the two-year Diploma in Engineering, students transfer to an associated university to complete their B.Eng. degree. Students can also choose to stay at Saint Mary’s for a third year and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in addition to the Diploma in Engineering.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please visit our website at: http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from all qualified personnel, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please state your citizenship or residential status in your application.

Qualified candidates must submit an application consisting of:

  1. cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background aligns with the desired qualifications, and which of the Division’s current course offerings the applicant would most like to teach (provide top 4 using an annotated list);
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  4. research plan (maximum 2 pages);
  5. up to three recent research publications; and
  6. names, addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts of three references.

Applications should be submitted as a single file in PDF format via email with the subject “tenure-track application” to: engineering@smu.ca.

Complete applications must be received on or before November 20th, 2017. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.