Academic Vacancy 800-033-14

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-033-14)
Posted: April 4, 2014.

Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Position start date: April 2015
Closing date for applications: June 1, 2014 and will continue till position is filled
Position number: 18242 / 18244
Rank: Assistant/Associate or Full Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position Satellite Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, (#18242 ) for the NSERC/Magellan Aerospace Industrial Research Chair in Satellite Engineering (#18244). The anticipated start date is April 2015 and is dependent on confirmation as the NSERC/Magellan Aerospace Industrial Research Chair (

The successful candidate: 1) must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline; 2) must be a Professional Engineering in a Canadian Province/Territory or must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba; 3) will be expected to develop an externally funded research program on satellite engineering collaborative with Magellan Aerospace and other partners; 4) based on a reduced teaching load teach courses associated with satellite and aerospace engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and 5) must possess excellent communication and leadership skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of research and publications in one or more of the following areas: satellite systems integration, satellite structures and materials, satellite thermal control, orbital dynamics or attitude control.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( has twenty- eight faculty members, thirteen support staff, and approximately four hundred and seventy undergraduate and one hundred and forty graduate students. With Magellan Aerospace the Department is co-owner of a recently established 550 square metre (6000 square foot) Advanced Satellite Integration Facility which will be available to support the research program of the successful candidate.

The University of Manitoba is a research intensive university. From its two campuses in Winnipeg, the University serves all parts of the province, including inner city and suburban areas, rural and northern communities, and attracts students from all population groups and walks of life.

Winnipeg is a vibrant prairie city known for its high standard of living, affordable housing, rich cultural events and activities, fine dining, professional sports, and proximity to wilderness areas that offer outstanding outdoor activities in all seasons. Learn more about the City of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba at and

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.

Review of applications will begin June 1 2014
and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, two samples of publications, and names of three references.

Applications and enquiries may be submitted by email to: Please include all material in one pdf file, and indicate the position number, as noted in the first paragraph, in all correspondence.

Questions about this search should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

David Kuhn, PhD, P.Eng.
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Manitoba
E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellor's Circle
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 5V6
Phone (204) 474-9803

Application materials and letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.