Faculty position available in NAME

Seaspan Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, who will occupy a Seaspan Chair. The Seaspan Chairs are part of the $33 billion National Shipbuilding Strategy of the Government of Canada. The Chair will hold an appointment in one or more of the following Departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. The starting date of the appointment will be September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The new faculty member 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 the disciplines of ship design, production, materials, and hydrodynamic and structural analysis.

Candidates should be able to develop an outstanding research 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 research, 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 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 January 1, 2017. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.