Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Assistant Professor in Structural health monitoring with applications in air vehicles, ground vehicles and other platforms
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will be available July 1, 2013 or as soon thereafter. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program in structural health monitoring or a related field and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must be scholars with demonstrated potential of becoming world leaders in structural health monitoring or a related field based on the theory of mechanical or structural vibration, engineering mechanics or time series analysis.
The selected candidate will be expected to assist the department in developing research areas in structural health monitoring and damage prognosis, preferably using experimental approach to machine dynamic systems. The candidate is also expected to complement the department's existing strengths in structural vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, engineering mechanics, and dynamics modeling for engineering structures. Research experience in ground vehicle dynamics will be an asset. The candidate must have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be a leader in their field. Women are particularly encouraged to apply or to be nominated.
In addition to furthering his or her individual research work, it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to work with collaboratively with the NSERC/MCI Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Ground Vehicles and Transportation Equipment NSERC to develop a research program in heavy on-road vehicles and transportation equipment.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated a strong research experience, including publications in top refereed journals, in one or more of the following preferred areas: a) vibration and wave propagation methods for damage assessment, b) smart sensor system for damage detection, c) data acquisition and processing, d) monitoring of aging structures, machines, and infrastructure due to, but not limited to, environmental degradation, e) fault evolution and residual life prediction, f) structural rehabilitation and repair, g) active noise and vibration control, and h) any other subjects advancing the state-of-the-art in structural health monitoring with applications to ground vehicles and other mechanical components/systems.
Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.
The Department offers an undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering Engineering, with over 470 students. It has a very strong graduate teaching and research program with over 70 Ph.D. candidates and over 50 students pursuing the M.Sc. degree. The Department is comprised of 30 academic staff, 15 support staff and over 30 postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and adjunct professors. It maintains funded research activities with industrial partners and government research laboratories, and is home to one Canada Research Chair and two NSERC Industrial Research Chairs. Additional information can be found at our website http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/departments/mechanical/index.html.
The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 700,000. Winnipeg is a culturally diverse community and is known for its variety of summer and winter festivals. The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. The public education system is very good, and a wide variety of private schools are also available. For more information about the city of Winnipeg please visit www.destinationwinnipeg.ca.
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please refer to position number 16007 in all correspondence. Nominations or applications including a curriculum vitae, a concise five-year research plan, a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees should be sent to:
Ms. Kris Nabess, Administrative Assistant
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba,
E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellor Circle
Winnipeg MB Canada R3T 5V6
Telephone: (204) 474 6631
The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 may be provided to participating members of the search process.