10 (Ten) Tenure Track Faculty Positions - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
36A15
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2015
Date of Posting: 
October 30, 2015
Department: 
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Position: 
10 (Ten) Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island, located at 550 University Avenue in Charlottetown, PEI, is seeking applicants for up to ten tenure-track faculty positions encompassing all academic ranks. Applicants must have a proven record of excellence in teaching and research with expertise in one or more of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering’s strategic focus areas:

• Robotics and Industrial Automation
• Mechatronics Design
• Sustainable and Alternative Energy
• Bioresources and Food processing
• Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

“Engineering by Design”

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is devoted to developing engineers with exceptional design skills combined with a global perspective; engineers that are broadly capable, globally aware, creative, communicative, and entrepreneurial.

UPEI’s new four year degree program in Sustainable Design Engineering provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to gain their Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering via a client-focused, project-based model delivered in an intimate learning environment that is hallmarked by mentoring and close collaboration with faculty, industry, and community organizations.

Engineers can only become proficient at design by practicing design. In recognition of this, the School of Sustainable Design Engineering focuses on experiential learning; learning by doing in a project-based learning environment. Design projects, which are integrated into every academic semester of the program, are based on real-world problems and external clients. Through these design courses, students are immersed in a realistic engineering environment where they are expected to interact with clients, develop design solutions, and conform to the best practices of the profession.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Beginning in fall 2016, UPEI’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering will be housed in a cutting-edge 75,000 square-foot facility specifically designed to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry-university collaboration. With a view of enhancing the student learning experience, the new facility represents a move away from the traditional classroom and includes design studios, ideation spaces, and state-of-the-art laboratories.

To better foster industry collaboration and partnerships, the new facility will be home to the Centre for Engineering Design and Industry Partnerships; a group of state-of-the-art laboratories closely aligned with the School of Sustainable Design Engineering’s strategic focus areas. This Centre will allow undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, and faculty to liaise with onsite industrial partners on a wide range of pilot-scale, collaborative R&D projects.

The salary range is $79,676 - $128,064 annually, commensurate with credentials and experience. Full-time, permanent faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package including group life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental health, travel insurance, pension, and long term disability insurance. These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in an engineering discipline that is closely aligned with one or more of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering’s strategic focus areas. In addition, successful candidates must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Prince Edward Island. Industry experience as a practicing professional engineer, or experience gained through collaborative R&D projects with industry clients is essential.

Applicants must submit a cover letter citing the competition number listed above, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Three additional documents must also be submitted for the application to be considered complete:

1. A teaching statement outlining the candidate’s experience with hands-on, activity based learning, engineering design education and the development of innovative teaching methods including the use of technology in the classroom.

2. A research statement outlining a clear research program covering five years, a plan for training Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), the candidate’s experience with (or a plan for establishing) a program of industry sponsored research, a track record (or plan) for securing funding through industry partnership programs, a track record of (or plan for) securing tri-council funding (e.g.; NSERC Discovery Grant Competition).

3. A statement of the candidate’s industry background including past experience with engineering design, collaborative R&D projects, entrepreneurship, licensing and commercialization of technology, tech transfer, and the generation of intellectual property.

Application packages including all of the elements listed above must be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Nicholas Krouglicof, P.Eng.
Associate Dean
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0764
E-mail: upeiengineer@upei.ca

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is November 30, 2015; however the competition will remain open until all positions are filled.
 

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