[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position in Mechatronics - Please post widely

Elizabeth Croft ecroft at mech.ubc.ca
Tue Oct 2 16:10:52 PDT 2007

Faculty Position in Mechatronics   
Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechatronics at the
Assistant Professor level. The starting date will be July 2008, or as soon as
possible thereafter. 

The Department has an excellent reputation among the undergraduate students and
entry into Mechanical Engineering is highly competitive. Entry into the
Mechatronics Option within Mechanical Engineering is particularly competitive,
which ensures an exceptional pool of students in the Option.  

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical
Engineering or a closely related field and will be expected to register as a
Professional Engineer in British Columbia. We are interested in candidates with
a strong commitment to teaching excellence and an outstanding research record in
any area in which expertise in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical
Engineering is critical. Such areas include, but are not limited to, mechatronic
design, instrumentation including sensors, actuators and control hardware,
digital electronics, robotics, embedded systems and computer architecture,
micro-electromechanical systems, rapid prototyping, signal processing for
mechanical/biomedical engineering, and precision and optical engineering.
Industrial experience in related areas is an asset. Further information on the
department is available at www.mech.ubc.ca, and information on the employment
environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed
to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The positions
are subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a curriculum
vitae (indicate country of citizenship), a statement (1-2 pages) of research and
teaching interests, and names and addresses (fax/e-mail included) of four
referees to:

Professor Sheldon Green, P.Eng., Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
The University of British Columbia,
 Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2007.  Please do not forward
applications by e-mail.

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