Open positions

Assistant Professor of Teaching (Materials Extraction)

The Department of Materials Engineering seeks a promising individual for a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching with background in the field of materials extraction (in exceptional cases a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching may be considered). The anticipated start date of the position is January 1, 2022, 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 teaching and research in materials processing. The successful candidate will take a leading role in enhancing the teaching and learning environment in the Department. This includes the curriculum development and delivery of courses (core and technical electives) in Materials Engineering, design and mentorship of capstone design projects, the development and renewal of undergraduate laboratories and the further enrichment of the learning experience of students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to materials extraction (examples might include thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid flow, pyrometallurgy, and hydrometallurgy) at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Materials Engineering, while fostering an inclusive educational environment to support and encourage students. As an Assistant Professor of Teaching, the successful candidate will be highly engaged in educational leadership activities including curriculum design and the development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning initiatives. The successful candidate will also participate in relevant service activities within the University and provide service to the academic profession.

The successful candidate will preferably hold a Ph.D. degree (or a combination of another degree and appropriate professional experience) in Materials Engineering or a closely related field and will be expected to register as a member of Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence or possess clear potential for excelling in teaching, developing pedagogy, educational leadership, and providing service to the University and the wider community. Relevant industrial experience, in particular, is viewed as an asset. Further information on the Department is available at www.mtrl.ubc.ca and information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available here.

Applications must be submitted online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (up to 3 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations) and a statement describing their experience working with and supporting a diverse student body. The application should include the names and contact information for three referees, who can speak to your teaching, administrative abilities, and service activities.

The initial closing date for applications is September 15, 2021 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

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, martial 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.


Up to Four Instructors for APSC 279 Term 2

GENERAL INFORMAION

APSC 279 Engineering Materials laboratory is a service course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Department of Materials Engineering and provides the laboratory component for APSC 278 Engineering Materials. It is subscribed by second year students from a variety of departments within Applied Science and provides practical experience in material behaviour under tensile, compressive, impact and fatigue loading. During the course, the five (5) individual labs encompass a variety of materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

There are up to four (4) positions available for 13 sections. Each instructor would teach two to four sections. Each section is comprised of five labs which run every second week, two hours in duration.

APSC 279 Engineering Materials Laboratory

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 Dr. Berend Wassink and Dr. Gabrielle Lam.

Your duties will include:

  • The position involves supervising laboratory sessions over a ten-week period during term two January to March 2022.
  • 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 1-2 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 1-2 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.
  • You do not mark the lab reports and do not have to address student questions outside of scheduled class time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Science/Engineering or equivalent, or be enrolled in a PhD program and have completed their qualifying exam. Experience with standard materials testing procedures would be an asset. Under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of Graduate Studies, PhD students enrolled will be considered. It is open also to post-doctoral fellows and research staff holding a PhD.

Applicants should submit a brief outline of qualifications and related experience along with their CV to Michelle Tierney mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca.

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey:

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”.

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” 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 un 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


SESSIONAL LECTURER FOR MTRL 378 201 – MATERIALS ENGINEERING

GENERAL INFORMATION

MTRL 378 Phase Transformations 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 course on solidification and solid state transformations, nucleation and growth processes; segregation and structure in castings; phase changes in steel; transformation diagrams; diffusion equations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures two times per week and a two-hour tutorial one time per week during the second term for one section. Each lecture is 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January 3 to April 8, 2022. The instructor will prepare assignments, midterms and a final exam to be given during the formal exam period (April 12-27, 2022). 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 Science/Engineering or equivalent, or be enrolled in a PhD program and have completed their qualifying exam. Experience with standard materials testing procedures would be an asset. Under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of Graduate Studies, PhD students enrolled will be considered. It is open also to post-doctoral fellows and research staff holding a PhD.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A BRIEF RESUME OUTLINING QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATED EXPERIENCE TO: MICHELLE TIERNEY mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021

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”.

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


SESSIONAL LECTURER FOR MTRL 475 201 – MATERIALS ENGINEERING

GENERAL INFORMATION

MTRL 475 Microstructure Engineering is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by Materials Engineering. It is subscribed by 4th year Materials Engineering students. This is a lecture course which follows the production of metallurgical products, focusing on process design models used to describe solidification, recrystallization, and precipitation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position involves preparing and giving lectures two times per week and a two-hour tutorial one time per week during the second term for one section. Each lecture is 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from January 3 to April 8, 2022. The instructor will prepare assignments, midterms and a final exam to be given during the formal exam period (April 12-27, 2022). 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.

QUALIFCATIONS

Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Science/Engineering or equivalent, or be enrolled in a PhD program and have completed their qualifying exam. Experience with standard materials testing procedures would be an asset. Under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of Graduate Studies, PhD students enrolled will be considered. It is open also to post-doctoral fellows and research staff holding a PhD.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A BRIEF RESUME OUTLINE QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATED EXPERIENCE TO: Michelle Tierney mtierney@apsc.ubc.ca

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021

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”.

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.