Assistant Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Practices and Design Methodologies

University of Manitoba


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a fulltime tenure-track faculty position at the

Assistant Professor rank in the area of Advanced Manufacturing Practices and Design Methodologies
(Position #24170) with a start date of July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate: 1) must hold undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering or related field; 2) must be registered or eligible for registration as a
professional engineer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba; 3) will be expected to develop and teach
mechanical or manufacturing engineering related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4)
will be expected to establish an externally funded and sustainable research program; 5) must possess
excellent communication and leadership skills; and 6) will have a strong industry and/or research
experience, evidenced by postdoctoral/industry research appointments, publications in reputable
journals, patents, advancing knowledge and skills in industry.

The preferred areas of expertise are: additive manufacturing, design for manufacturing, hybrid
manufacturing processes, and digital manufacturing systems.
Candidates should demonstrate: (i) abilities to teach design-based courses, (ii) willingness to engage
with current academics towards integrating advanced manufacturing, design theory and materials
processing technologies and, (iii) competence for becoming a recognized leader in one or more of the
above areas listed above.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a research intensive department that is comprised of 30
academic staff, 15 support staff and over 30 postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and adjunct
professors. It offers an accredited undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering, with over 500
students. The Department has a strong graduate teaching and research program with over 120 graduate
students in its PhD, MSc and MEng programs. It maintains funded research activities with industrial
partners and government research laboratories. Additional information can be found at our website:

The University of Manitoba is the province's largest, most comprehensive and only research-intensive
postsecondary educational institution. It is home to a wide range of research centers and institutes. For
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The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg; a prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000. Its
ethnic diversity is notable and is celebrated through its many annual Festivals. Experience Winnipeg's
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Review of applications will commence on April 1 st, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a sample of 3 peerreviewed publications, a statement of their teaching philosophy, names of three referees and contact
information should be sent via email, referencing Position Number 24170 to:

David Kuhn, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
C/O Ms. Kris Taylor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba
E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection
of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note
that curriculum vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and
especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with
disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for
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