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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Controls and Mechatronics)

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Controls and Mechatronics)
Posting Number F522P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Mechanical Engineering
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for one probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will integrate with the marine/ocean technology and/or manufacturing research groups in the Faculty with demonstrated expertise in the area of controls and mechatronics.

Candidates must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, research and teaching. The candidates will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry, as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community.

The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. The successful candidates must be eligible for and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has established research strengths in the areas of marine/ocean engineering, energy and thermal fluids, materials engineering, controls and mechatronics, and design. Applications from candidates in the field of intelligent controls, mechatronics and robotics are encouraged. Research areas that are of particular interest include (i) artificial intelligence/machine learning (development, application, integration), (ii) autonomous systems, and (iii) automation (manufacturing, process control). The successful candidate will also be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Mechanical Engineering and advanced topics related to their research activities at the graduate level.

Review of applications will begin after December 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the position will begin on July 1, 2024. Those wishing to be considered for this position should apply at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 12/31/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Sample Publication(s)
  6. List of referees
Optional Documents