Professor / Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Program Director

University of Victoria


Faculty of Engineering
University of Victoria

Professor/Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and
Program Director of Biomedical Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is inviting applications from qualified candidates for an Associate Professor/
Professor of Biomedical Engineering position. In addition to the regular academic responsibilities, the
successful candidate will also assume the role of Program Director for the Biomedical Engineering
undergraduate program for a three-year renewable term. This Program is shared between the
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering
(MECH) and this tenured position will reside within the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

We seek candidates with notable accomplishments and experience in Biomedical Engineering research,
inspiring academic leadership, and excellence in teaching and scholarship, who are interested in
enhancing the educational mission of the Program. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in
biomedical, mechanical, electrical engineering or similar field; industry experience would be an asset. In
collaboration with the Department Chair, the Program Director will: 1) Provide academic leadership for
the Biomedical Engineering Program in consultation with the ECE and MECH Departments; 2) Ensure
the curriculum of the Biomedical Engineering Program meets the program's goals and strategic plan,
accreditation needs, and enable synergy between the academic program and research programs; 3)
Provide vision and develop strategy for the program, as well as managing and coordinating the
program's human and fiscal resources; 4) Support the new Professional Masters of Biomedical Systems
Program; 5) Represent the Program within the University of Victoria, as well as to provincial and federal
agencies, key industry groups, partners and collaborators; 6) Provide leadership for the acquisition of
internal and external resources. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada's research-intensive
universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned research and
teaching hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the
Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this
extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It's
different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what's next—for
our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact
make this Canada's most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation.
The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we
are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs, and culture. Please see
the University of Victoria's Territory Acknowledgement for more information.

Our Biomedical Program was established in 2012 and it was the first of its kind in Western Canada. It is
currently accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The program currently has
approximately 170 students enrolled at the undergraduate level. These students participate in our
mandatory co-op program. Our program attracts excellent, highly motivated students as demonstrated
by UVic Engineering's numerous successful competition teams including the BMed team, which placed
second nationally in the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition in its first year
(2019). Furthermore, many students are actively engaged in research lead by the program's faculty
through volunteer, co-op and in-course project opportunities, which leads to a research engaged
learning environment. Our program has achieved gender balance and we are committed to increasing
diversity and inclusion in our program and the Faculty as a whole. The program is supported by 22
tenure and tenure-track faculty members from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer
Engineering, and Computer Science including two Canada Research Chairs in Biomedical Engineering.
The program is also supported by two administrative staff. For more information about the program,
please visit

The Biomedical Engineering Program benefits from participation of its faculty in the multi-disciplinary
Center for Biomedical Research and will soon be bolstered by a planned Professional Master's (MEng)
program in Biomedical Systems, which will lead to an expansion of our student body, teaching and
research capabilities, and industrial interactions. As well, the program will act as the catalyst to
potentially offer a research-based Master's program (MASc) and Ph.D. program in Biomedical

The successful candidate's research, teaching, and service will need to be at the levels described for a
Research Stream faculty member of the Associate Professor or Professor rank as described in the
collective agreement between the Faculty Association and the University, the Faculty Evaluation Policy,
and the Departments' Unit Standards. To support accreditation of our engineering programs by the
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, the successful candidate must obtain either the P.Eng or the
Eng.L. license, issued by the Engineers and Geoscientists BC within two years of the candidate's
appointment. To be considered, please submit a completed application package including: a cover letter
that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, evidence of
teaching skills (teaching statements, syllabi, evaluation data), statement of research strengths, evidence
of administrative experience, and contact information for 3 references at addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering.

In order to be considered, application packages must be received by December 1, 2020. You are asked
to upload your C.V. and other personal information to this service, which is provided for the
convenience of you and your referees. The service stores data on servers outside of Canada; the data is
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submit your complete application package as PDF to:

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be
undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

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Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association

  • UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning

and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and
constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from
members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

  • The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and

we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.

  • Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and

hiring process, may contact the Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the
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maintained in confidence.

  • The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a

candidate's record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their
application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian immigration

requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your
application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Peter Wild, Acting Dean
Faculty of Engineering
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Telephone: +1-250-721-8612

In your application, please refer to