Job Title: Assistant Professor Position in Material Modelling and Computational Mechanics - Tenure-Track

Location of Position: Calgary, Canada

Employing Institution: University of Calgary

Description of Position: The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. The department is interested in candidates with expertise in non-linear computational mechanics, with an emphasis on material modelling, coupled multi-physics and multi-scale problems, e.g., mechanical, thermal, diffusive, electromagnetic, fluid-solid interaction et cetera, large-deformation elastoplasticity and viscoplasticity, application of machine learning techniques to create reduced-order models for material behavior. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in modern continuum mechanics and modern computational mechanics, e.g., isogeometric analysis and advanced FEM techniques. We are seeking a candidate who will be a leader in their field, passionate about teaching, support positive learning outcomes and student experience, and add to the diversity of our collegial and vibrant academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to be an emerging scholar with an original, creative, and promising research program, with demonstrated excellence in intellectual and scholarly endeavors. This will be evidenced by scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates the potential for an independent and internationally recognized research program leading to high-quality publications, attracting external research funding, local and international collaboration, and providing an excellent training environment for graduate students and research personnel.

The successful candidate is expected to have a demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the core mechanical engineering program curriculum as well as topics related to solid mechanics, materials and computational mechanics. You will actively contribute to teaching, curriculum development, graduate student supervision and mentoring, and are expected to provide service in support of the Department, School, University, and Profession. As a member of the University of Calgary community, you will support and contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and a positive working and learning environment.

The successful candidate will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class research and teaching scholars, a focus on both fundamental and applied research as well as entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports inclusive excellence and transdisciplinary partnership and collaborations. You will also benefit from the Engineering School's strong commitment to EDI through cultivating an environment that fosters a sense of belonging, respect, and community of support, where diversity is valued and celebrated. The Schulich School of Engineering has received numerous awards and recognitions for its leadership and initiatives in advancing EDI. The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Catalyst for a Connected World, commits the School to enhancing global research impact, enriching student experience, and expanding access to engineering. The School is a key contributor to the University of Calgary's Growth Through Focus plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery.

Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold or have completed a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Science, or a closely related discipline by the start date. Applicants with relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All candidates should be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Application Procedure: To apply please visit the UCalgary Careers page;

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the `Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of EDI experience, contribution, and leadership plan (up to 2 pages)
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments, and vision (up to 2 pages) and one of your research manuscripts (published or under preparation), all combined into one document
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)

Your statements on EDI, research, and teaching are equally important when assessing your application. Applications exceeding the page limit per statement will be disregarded. Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2022.

Contact Information: Artem Korobenko, [email protected]