Faculty positions available in NAME

Seaspan Chairs in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks two outstanding individuals for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, who will occupy two Seaspan Chairs. The Seaspan Chairs are part of the $33 billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy of the Government of Canada. The Chairs will hold an appointment in one or more of the following Departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. The starting date of the appointments will be September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The two new faculty members will complement our existing strength in NAME (http://name.engineering.ubc.ca). We welcome applications from individuals who have expertise in any area relevant to NAME, and particularly encourage specialists in any of the following disciplines to apply: ship production engineering, ship design for sustainability, ship materials, and structural engineering.

Candidates should be able to develop a major R&D program, enhance further existing facilities, and lead a group of graduate students, technicians, and faculty members. Owing to the need for close cooperation with industry and government, a track record of successful industry experience would be a key asset. Applicants must either have demonstrated, or show potential for, excellence in teaching and service. They will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Successful candidates will be required to apply for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants in partnership with Seaspan.

Further information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/prospective-faculty.

Applicants to faculty positions in UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey https://survey.ubc.ca/s/Seaspan-Chairs/. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses (fax/e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.

The closing date for applications is April 1, 2016, or until the positions are filled. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.