Tenure-track Position in Computational Solid Mechanics

University of Ottawa


The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites outstanding applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Outstanding candidates in the area of computational solid mechanics are invited to apply. Expertise in development of novel numerical methods, implementation of advanced material properties, multiscale simulations of cardiovascular organs or other complex structures, or virtual surgeries is desired.  Desired application areas are virtual or augmented reality systems, advanced materials, and biomedical or mechanical engineering applications of artificial intelligence.


Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor, the rank of Full Professor will be considered under exceptional circumstances.


Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) supervision of graduate students; d) academic and professional service activities. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active, internationally recognized research program in mechanical or biomedical mechanical engineering, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, and participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative duties.


Terms: Tenure-track position.


Rank and Salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Engineering with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. The salary scale for an Assistant professor starts at $86,986, and for an Associate Professor at $96,088.


Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.


Location of work: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa.  The University of Ottawa is located in the heart of Canada’s capital, which provides world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top-ten research intensive universities, and the world’s largest English/French bilingual university. The Faculty of Engineering provides a learning environment that promotes excellence and innovation, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial design. Excellence and diversity in research are built on strong collaboration with industry and government research institutions, many of which are located in the nation’s capital.


Contact information: Dr. Natalie Baddour, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. nbaddour@uottawa.ca.  Telephone: 613-562-5800 (extension 2324).


Skills Requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related discipline.
  • Work experience: Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research track record with output in high quality academic journals and a strong teaching track record. 
  • Other: A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration are expected.  Excellent communication skills in either English or French are required. Since the University of Ottawa is Canada's premier bilingual university, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (French/English) and who are able to teach in both languages.  Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.   Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada needs to be satisfied at the time of tenure and thereafter.   

Application deadline: Applications received prior to October 31, 2019 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.


Please send your curriculum vitae, detailed teaching and research statements related to mechanical engineering, and the names and addresses of three (3) references to:


Dr. Natalie Baddour, Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Ottawa
161 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5


According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.


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