Open Positions

SESSIONAL LECTURERS FOR:

MTRL 495 201

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach MTRL 495 201 Biomaterials fall term two (January 6-April 8).  MTRL 495 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 4th year Engineering students. This is an elective course in Materials Engineering which will include engineered materials in medical applications with an emphasis on material properties, functionality, design, and material response in the biological environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures two times per week and a two hour tutorial once per week. Each lecture is approximately 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January 6 to April 8, 2025. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 3 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit http://www.mtrl.ubc.ca/

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: 

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0H9OZNy7xz1hWrc

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

APSC 279 Term One and Two

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

APSC 279 Engineering Materials laboratory is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 2nd year Applied Science students. This is a lab course covering Atomic bonding; crystal structures and imperfections; properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, wood, concrete and fibre composite materials; selection of materials; corrosion; mechanical testing and heat treatment.

JOB DESCRIPTION

All duties, responsibilities and evaluations shall be carried out under the direction of the Instructor.

Your duties will include:

The position involves supervising laboratory sessions over a ten-week period during Term ONE September to December 2024 OR Term TWO January to April 2025.

Assisted by one TA, you will supervise up to 20 students in performing the procedures given in the laboratory handouts.

There is a dry run session (training and orientation) for each of the five labs, taking 7-2 hours per lab on Monday mornings or Friday mornings. You will need to do some additional background reading to familiarize yourself with procedures and safety considerations; about 7-2 hours per lab.

For each laboratory session you will be required to give a brief, informal overview of the lab procedure (not a prelab lecture).

It is your responsibility to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves directing students to be involved in performing lab procedures and posing thought-provoking questions to the students as well as answering questions posed by the students.

You are responsible to ensure that safety regulations and procedures are followed during lab sessions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

Each lab is 0.5 credits.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

SESSIONAL LECTURER FOR:

APSC 278 101

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach APSC 278 101 Engineering Materials fall term one (September 3 to December 31, 2024).  APSC 278 101 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 2nd year Applied Science students. This is a core course in Applied Science which will focus mainly on Atomic bonding; crystal structures and imperfections; properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, wood, concrete and fibre composite materials; selection of materials; corrosion; mechanical testing and heat treatment. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures three times per week. Each lecture is approximately 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January September 3 to December 6, 2024. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 3 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey. 

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

MTRL 361 101

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach MTRL 361 101 Modelling of Materials Process fall term one (September 3 to December 31, 2024).  MTRL 361 101 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 3rd year Materials Engineering students. This is a core course in the Materials Engineering (MTRL) Program that will focus mainly on mathematical and physical modelling of processes employed in the production of materials. The application of models to analyze, design and improve materials production. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving a one hour lecture three times per week and a two-hour tutorial each week during the first term for one section. The course runs from January September 3 to December 6, 2024. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 4 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey.

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

MTRL 451 101

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach MTRL 451 101 Microstructure Analysis Laboratory fall term one (September 3 to December 31, 2024).  MTRL 451 101 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 4th year Materials Engineering students. This is a technical elective course in the Materials Engineering (MTRL) Program that will focus mainly on basic principles and techniques of microstructural analysis with particular reference to engineered materials including x-ray, SEM microprobe TEM and high energy electron analysis. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving a one hour lecture once per week and running two three hours labs each week during the first term for one section. The course runs from January September 3 to December 6, 2024. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 3 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey.

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

MTRL 455 101

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach MTRL 455 101 Economic Aspects of Materials Engineering fall term one (September 3 to December 31, 2024).  MTRL 455 101 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 3rd and 4th year Applied Science students. This is a core course in Materials Engineering which will focus mainly on time value of money, cash flows, capital and operating cost estimation, financial decision making and relevant case studies.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures two times per week and a two hour tutorial once per week. Each lecture is approximately 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January September 3 to December 6, 2024. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 3 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey.

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

MTRL 486 101

Materials Engineering

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach MTRL 486 101 Nondestructive Evaluation fall term one (September 3 to December 31, 2024).  MTRL 486 101 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 4rd year Materials Engineering students. This is a technical elective course in the Materials Engineering (MTRL) Program that will focus mainly on Principles of test methods; inspection techniques and equipment; quantitative flaw evaluation; reliability analysis. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving a two-hour lecture once per week and a two-hour tutorial each week during the first term for one section. The course runs from January September 3 to December 6, 2024. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a degree in Engineering with experience in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Base salary is $2,873.68 per credit.

This is a 3 credit course.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A CV AND BRIEF COVER LETTER OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024

For more information on the Faculty of Applied Science Materials Engineering, please visit our website.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey.

The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self‐identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

Department of Materials Engineering

Assistant Professor (Advanced Manufacturing)

The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to build on our strengths in the field of advanced manufacturing (in exceptional cases a tenure-track, or tenured, appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered). The anticipated start date of the position is September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Over its long history, the Department of Materials Engineering at UBC has distinguished itself with excellence in research, teaching and service in the field of Materials Engineering. The Department has a strong record of collaborative work within UBC and industry and promotes interdisciplinary research. The Department has recently partnered with the Department of Mechanical Engineering (UBC Vancouver) and the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus to create a new, undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering. We are seeking dynamic, emerging leaders in the field of manufacturing whose focus for teaching and research is in one of: i) high value sustainable manufacturing, ii) the use of data science in manufacturing, iii) biomedical / biomaterials manufacturing, and / or iv) other relevant manufacturing areas. Building on our strengths, we aim to lead the development of innovative processes and technologies that will transform the current manufacturing landscape with an emphasis on the interaction between the process and the material’s performance in the final part/component. For all research areas, there is an interest in both computational and experimental approaches with an emphasis on integration, validation and implementation of solutions to solve challenges in manufacturing.

Applicants for this position should have a demonstrated track record of (or possess clear potential to excel in) research and teaching. The successful candidate must develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, and seek funding, both as an individual and in collaboration with others, drawing on Government and industrial sources. The position will involve teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the supervision of graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels and providing service to the University and the broader community.

A Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering or a closely related field is required, and the successful candidate will be expected to register as a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia. Further information on the Department is available here and information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available here.

Applications must be submitted online here. Applicants should submit a letter stating their suitability for the position and include:

  1. a current curriculum vitae
  2. a 1-page statement of research interests*
  3. a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests*
  4. a 1-page statement on how their research and/or teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment*
  5. Names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees

* Additional pages will be removed

The initial closing date for applications is June 1st, 2024 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

The expected salary range for an Assistant Professor position is $120,000 – $130,000 per annum, plus benefits. The expected salary range for an Associate Professor position is $165,000 – $185,000 per annum, plus benefits. The Faculty of Applied Science is committed to offering equitable salaries, taking into consideration the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate as well as their years in rank.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, assessed in areas of scholarly activity, teaching and service, and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request such accommodations, please contact Michelle Tierney, Manager – Business Operations at michelle.tierney@ubc.ca.

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here https://hr.ubc.ca/CWA. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Assistant Professor (Sustainable Materials Engineering)

The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to build on our strengths in the field of materials processing (in exceptional cases a tenure-track, or tenured, appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered). This position is part of the University of British Columbia’s President’s Academic Excellence Initiative (PAEI) within the Faculty of Applied Science. This cluster hire within the faculty aims to build a community of scholars ready to challenge and create fresh ways of generating and applying impactful knowledge in areas related to the theme of this cluster: Revolution in the Cycle: Transforming the Product Lifecycle for Global Good. The anticipated start date of the position is September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Over its long history, the Department of Materials Engineering at UBC has distinguished itself with excellence in research, teaching and service in the field of Materials Engineering. The Department has a strong record of collaborative work within UBC and industry and promotes interdisciplinary research.  In the context of this hire, the Department seeks to support research and teaching that enables society to work toward minimizing the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle. Therefore, we envisage that the successful candidate will align their research and teaching activity with our goals to achieve more sustainable materials engineering, with solutions that span and enhance the range of research activities in our department (e.g. materials extraction and recovery from recycled materials and waste streams, design / manufacturing of sustainable materials, development of sustainable processes for materials production / manufacturing, and design and production of sustainable materials for energy systems).

Applicants for this position should have a demonstrated track record of (or possess clear potential to excel in) research and teaching within the topic area described above. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their research seeks firstly, to advance methodological innovation through their approach to collaborative working between academic disciplines and / or with non-academic partners, and secondly, to impact contemporary societal challenges. Strong applicants are likely to be comfortable working with and learning from non-specialists in their field.

The successful candidate must develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, and seek funding, both as an individual and in collaboration with others, drawing on Government and industrial sources. The position will involve teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the supervision of graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels and providing service to the University and the broader community. The successful candidate must embrace productive relationships across cultural differences and develop an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning and research approach that promotes a respectful environment for all students, staff and faculty.

A Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering or a closely related field is required, and the successful candidate will be expected to register as a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia. Further information on the Department is available at here and information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available here.

Applications must be submitted online. Applicants should submit a letter stating their suitability for the position, which will include:

  1. a current curriculum vitae
  2. a 100-word summary, suitable for a non-specialist audience, outlining your research
  3. a 1-page statement of research interests*
  4. a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests*
  5. a 1-page statement on how their research and / or teaching would augment learning and research activities in the Department*  
  6. a 1-page statement on how their research and/or teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment*
  7. Names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees

* Additional pages will be removed

The initial closing date for applications is February 15, 2024 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

The expected salary range for an Assistant Professor position is $120,000 – $130,000 per annum, plus benefits. The expected salary range for an Associate Professor position is $165,000 – $185,000 per annum, plus benefits. The Faculty of Applied Science is committed to offering equitable salaries, taking into consideration the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate as well as their years in rank.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, assessed in areas of scholarly activity, teaching and service, and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request such accommodations please contact the Department Head, Daan Maijer at daan.maijer@ubc.ca.

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Assistant Professor (Advanced Metals Processing)

The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to build on our strengths in the field of metals processing (in exceptional cases a tenure-track, or tenured, appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered). The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Over its long history, the Department of Materials Engineering at UBC (referred to as the Department) has distinguished itself with excellence in research, teaching and service in the field of Materials Engineering. The Department has a strong record of collaborative work within UBC and industry and promotes interdisciplinary research.

Applicants for this position should have a demonstrated track record of (or possess clear potential to excel in) research and teaching in one or more areas related to the advanced processing of metals with an emphasis on solidification in additive manufacturing, casting technologies, and other closely related metals manufacturing technologies. Building on a core strength in the Department, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in developing mathematical models and conducting experiments at a range of scales to analyze and optimize metals manufacturing processes from the standpoint of improving quality, reducing cost, and promoting sustainability.

The successful candidate must develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, and seek funding, both as an individual and in collaboration with others, drawing on Government and industrial sources. The position will involve teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the supervision of graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels and providing service to the University and the broader community. The successful candidate must embrace productive relationships across cultural differences and develop an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning and research approach that promotes a respectful environment for all students, staff and faculty.

A Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering or a closely related field is required and the successful candidate will be expected to register as a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia. Further information on the Department is available here and information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available here.

Applications must be submitted online. Applicants should submit a letter stating their suitability for the position, which will include:

  1. a current curriculum vitae
  2. a 1-page statement of research interests*
  3. a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests*
  4. a 1-page statement on how their research and/or teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment*
  5. Names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees

* Additional pages will be removed

The initial closing date for applications is January 15, 2024 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, assessed in areas of scholarly activity, teaching and service, and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request such accommodations please contact the Department Head, Daan Maijer at daan.maijer@ubc.ca.

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.