Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical / Mechatronic / Robotics Engineering
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaApply Now
Role Managed by:
An Li Xu
t: +1 604 558 5148
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 15/02/2019
Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 230 professors. With 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs, the School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit: concordia.ca/ginacodyThe Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering has 56 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, the 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 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: http://concordia.ca/miae
The Department seeks an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the aforementioned areas or in other related areas may also be considered. The five-year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research package. The candidate will preferably have research interests related to mechatronics/robotics or a related area, however, exceptional candidates in other fields of mechanical or industrial engineering will be considered. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering or similar engineering disciplines with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related area.
The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field, with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She/he will conduct independent scholarly research, and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. As this is a senior research chair appointment, the incumbent is expected to provide leadership in their research area through initiatives that may include large team-based grants etc. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the Province of Quebec is required. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset.
All applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.
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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 individuals, 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.
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