Assistant Professor, Robotics and/or Mechatronics
Last updated: October 5, 2023, 4:42 p.m.
Job title: Assistant Professor, Robotics and/or Mechatronics
Position code: 22_T_Q_MIAE_O5
Date posted: October 5, 2023
Application deadline: November 30, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled
The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the areas of Robotics and/or Mechatronics, including, but not limited to, robotic and intelligent mechanical systems, reinforced machine learning and artificial intelligence for robotics, soft robotics, haptics, bio-mechatronics, mechanical design of mechatronics systems, assistive and interactive robotics, etc.
Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.
Qualifications and assets
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field and have completed a PhD degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics or Robotics Engineering or similar disciplines or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.
The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Industrial experience will be a definite asset.
Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.
How to apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 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. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants 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
Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Martin Pugh, Professor and Chair and sent via email to: Ms. Tina De Stefano email@example.com
Applications must include the following:
Cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (22_T_Q_MIAE_O5),
Detailed curriculum vitae,
Names and contact info for four referees.
Electronic applications should be submitted by November 30, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to:
teaching about underrepresented populations
mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
offering or organizing educational programming
participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
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The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering has 60 faculty members active in various areas of mechanical, industrial and aerospace engineering and its strength has grown in recent years. The department is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and training of undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, and PhD programs in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Concordia University attracts high quality, diverse domestic and international students in all its programs and enrolments are stable and strong at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information on the department is available at: www.concordia.ca/miae.
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
Concordia 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, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 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. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, 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.