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Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Ergonomics

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Sunday, January 01, 2017
The University of Windsor’s Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering (MAME) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Ergonomics commencing July 1, 2017.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor is making over three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty.  This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at
The successful candidate must have research interests and demonstrated expertise in the field of Ergonomics, specializing in either 1) industrial/manufacturing design or analysis of work-related tasks or, 2) cognitive/human machine interface of product design. It is expected that the candidate’s expertise in Ergonomics will positively impact local and diverse work sectors such as manufacturing, health care, and military. A demonstrated ability to partner with industry/private sector for common research goals is an asset. 
The successful candidate is expected to engage in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Industrial and Systems Engineering programs. In addition to core Industrial Engineering material such as ergonomics, facilities planning, and operations research, the successful candidate is expected to introduce students to topics such as lean production management, man-machine interfaces and systems integration, or health care systems.  Prior teaching experience is an asset.
Individuals with an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with a demonstrated potential for scholarly research, as well as a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching are encouraged to apply.  Registration or eligibility to register as Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is required. This normally requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering from an accredited/recognized university.
Application Requirements
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a concise statement of teaching and research interests;
  • a sample of published research papers;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at, and;
  • four (4) names and addresses of potential referees who could provide letters of reference.
The Faculty of Engineering, with over 1700 undergraduate and over 900 graduate students, is a thriving program within the University with strong connections to the community and industry.  MAME is the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering, offers multi-faceted programs that tackle real-world problems, interacts with local industry, and provides its students with ample opportunities for hands-on experience.  The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to high quality research and in its new $120M home, the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), offers an excellent environment for teaching and research. For further information about MAME, visit our website at
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement by the deadline date of January 1, 2017 (extended).  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointment committee. 
When completing the online application, please reference:
Job Number:  001883TT-2017-MAME-SPF50-29
Questions to be sent to:
Dr. Andrzej Sobiesiak, Head
Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2596; Email:
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA)
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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