Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering

University of Calgary


Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Job ID: 17109

Updated: December 17, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description


The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Aerospace Engineering, with applications that include, but are not limited to the following: Autonomous/Unmanned Systems, Control, Aeroelasticity, and Flight Dynamics. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.


We seek candidates who will motivate others by example and provide empowering leadership in their research program, as well as provide inspirational teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our academic community.


We are looking for applicants who enjoy teaching courses in automation and control, aeroelasticity as well as fundamental courses in general engineering and mechanical engineering. The successful applicant will create an active, internationally recognized research program, submit scholarly works to high quality publications, attract external research funding, advise and mentor their team of graduate students, and collaborate with University of Calgary faculty. They will be strongly encouraged to build connections with other researchers in the department, other departments, and faculties across campus. We would like someone who will participate enthusiastically in other educational activities, professional service work, and academic committees.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering; demonstrate excellence in research potential, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding; evidence of excellence in teaching or demonstrated ability in excellent teaching at a university level. Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All program instruction is in English.


Candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Information about becoming a professional engineer can be found online.


The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour the School's commitment to diversity and equity.


Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ' Apply Now ' link and are advised that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to containing the following:


  • Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts, samples of three (3) publications, and contact information of at least three referees (referees will only be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted for the positions)
  • Statement of teaching interests with respect to technical subject areas and how you would plan and deliver an undergraduate engineering course (not to exceed two pages)
  • Statement of potential future research activity, that includes (not to exceed two pages):
  1. Research objectives
  2. Recent activity in this area
  3. Methodology (how the research be conducted)
  4. Significance and potential impact of the research
  5. Link to the University of Calgary's Strategic Research Themes
  • Interested individuals are also requested to download and complete the CV Summary Form, which can be found at the following link. An example of a completed form can be found here. 


Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2019.


Salary is competitive and will be determined according to the successful applicant's accomplishments, experience and qualifications.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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