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SESSIONAL LECTURER FOR

MTRL 264 201

MATERIALS ENGINEERING

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

MTRL 264 Transport Phenomena II – Heat Transport is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 2nd year Materials Engineering students. This is a lecture course covering Conduction, forced and natural convection, and radiation. Heat transfer with fluid flow, applications of heat exchange, and solidification of castings

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures two times per week and a two hour tutorial one time per week during the first term for one section. Each lecture is 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January 3 to April 31, 2023. The instructor will prepare assignments, mid terms and a final exam to be given during the formal exam period (April 17-28, 2023). 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 PhD in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A BRIEF RESUME OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  Michelle Tierney mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2022

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

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: 

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8C89EmRTtZbnF5Q

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”.

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

SESSIONAL LECTURER FOR

MTRL 382 201/L2A/L2B

MATERIALS ENGINEERING

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

MTRL 382 Ceramics is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 3rd year Materials Engineering students. This is a lecture and lab course covering Fundamentals of engineering ceramics focusing on raw materials, forming, sintering and properties, characterization, and design with ceramics.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures three times per week and two hour Lab sections twice per week (two sections) during the second term. Each lecture is 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January 9 to April 13, 2023. The instructor will prepare assignments, midterms and a final exam to be given during the formal exam period (April 17-28, 2023). 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 PhD in Materials Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A BRIEF RESUME OUTLINING QUALIFICATONS AND REALTED EXPERIENCE TO:  Michelle Tierney mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2022

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

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eM6Xxmz7gOzTd8G

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”.

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Department of Materials Engineering

Assistant Professor (Sustainable Solutions for Materials Production and 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 (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 July 1, 2023, 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 with industry and promotes interdisciplinary research. In the context of this hire, the Department of Materials Engineering seeks an Assistant Professor with a focus on reducing waste and energy consumption in the production of materials and their processing into final products. This position would have the aim of developing solutions that span the spectrum from materials extraction to end-product design/manufacture and include extraction from recycled materials and waste streams. The overarching goal of this position will be to work toward minimizing the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle. The position will bring experience in materials processing, life cycle analysis and systems level thinking and apply them toward the development of the circular economy. Engagement in policy and economic discussions underling current global decision making, from a position of depth in understanding materials production and manufacturing, would be an asset.

Applicants for this position should have demonstrated evidence 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 will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, and seek funding, both as an individual and in collaboration with others, from 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 mtrl.ubc.ca and information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available at https://apsc.ubc.ca/prospective-faculty.

Applications must be submitted online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. Applicants should submit a letter stating their suitability for the position, which will include:

  • Brief overviews of:
    • Relevant experience and achievements
    • Your research goals, including how your research would contribute to Sustainable Solutions for Materials Production and Manufacturing (max. 2 pages)
    • Your approach to teaching (max. 1 page)
    • How your research and teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive academic environment (max. 1 page)
  • A 100-word summary, suitable for a non-specialist audience, outlining the nature and purpose of your research
  • Your current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees

The initial closing date for applications is September 6th, 2022 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 strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.

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.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact the Department Head, Daan Maijer at daan.maijer@ubc.ca.

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: 

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0v4WTksf1mTldhc