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The Faculty of Engineering at McGill University is seeking two dedicated and passionate faculty lecturers to join our Mechanical Engineering Department. These positions are full-time, campus-based Faculty Lecturer positions from candidates who have the following backgrounds:
First position: Engineering design, manufacturing and solid mechanics
Second position: Thermal-fluid science and engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Department prepares students to have strong fundamentals in mechanical engineering domain with diverse knowledge and skillsets in the general mechanical engineering field.
Design and manufacturing as well as related solid mechanics represent some of the fundamental aspects of mechanical engineering. They are closely interlinked and play a critical role in the creation of products and systems. Thermal-fluid science and engineering is a fundamental aspect of mechanical engineering. It plays a critical role in diverse fields, such as energy conversion, sustainability and aerospace. Our mechanical engineering program seeks to offer an outstanding undergraduate educational experience leading our graduates to become engineering practitioners, researchers, and domain leaders.
We are looking for two passionate professional engineers who are ready to join our department and teach our students. The successful candidates for these faculty lecture positions are expected to:
First position: teach engineering design and manufacturing courses, integrating experiential learning techniques, and real-world applications into the classroom. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in teaching holistic design processes and manufacturing processes for mechanical engineering products with a commitment to design fundamentals, strong engineering analysis methods, fundamental understanding of manufacturing technologies, and transdisciplinary approaches. The selected candidate will teach both introductory course in design and manufacturing as well as final-year capstone design course and supervise students design projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have applied their design and manufacturing skills to real- world products and systems.
Second position: teach thermal-fluid and engineering design courses, integrating experiential learning techniques and real-world applications into the classroom. The candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence in thermal-fluid science and engineering, with a solid ability to establish an inclusive classroom environment and effectively manage student participation and group interactions. The selected candidate is expected to teach introductory thermal-fluid courses (e.g., thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), advanced thermal-fluid courses (e.g., turbomachinery, advanced heat transfer), introductory design courses, final-year capstone design courses and supervise students design projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have applied their thermal-fluid expertise to real-world systems.
The selected candidates will join a dynamic and collegial team of faculty members teaching highly talented students in a Top-40 mechanical engineering department worldwide.
Representative responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Teach up to the equivalent of 18 credits per academic year with the highest academic standards. An academic year includes fall, winter and summer semesters. Actual course load will depend on the scope of academic, administrative responsibilities/special projects as determined in consultation with the Department Chair;
• Lead the necessary course content modification and improvement in close collaboration with faculty members and maintain academic rigor of the courses taught;
• Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students in best practices in teaching, course design and assessment for learners that foster equity, diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom;
• Serve on Departmental, School, Faculty, and University committees and workgroups as needed and available;
• Liaise with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to draw real-world mechanical engineering projects in teaching to ensure that students’ learning outcomes are in alignment with industry and job market needs;
• Contribute to the Faculty’s and University’s strategic goals and values, such as community and international engagement, creating an inclusive and diverse teaching and learning environment;
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
• Candidates may hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, however, candidates with a research-based Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and equivalent professional experience will also be considered;
• Must have an engineering license for practice (full) or teaching (limited) in Canada.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to foster inclusive and interactive learning;
• Experience in using technologies to support student learning and program delivery;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• Demonstrated commitment to staying updated with advances in the relevant areas of specialization;
• Strong interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in French is an asset;
• Knowledge of online, virtual, blended, and hybrid course development, delivery, and needs assessment and evaluation.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: 14/01/2024
Interested candidates should submit applications online using the appropriate link(s) in the positions indicated below.
The complete application package required includes:
• A curriculum vitae;
• A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum);
• A teaching dossier including course syllabi and student evaluations, if available (5-page maximum);
• An equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (1-page maximum)
• The names and contact information of three references. The references should be able to address the candidate’s pedagogical strength and subject competency in:
First position: Engineering design, manufacturing and solid mechanics https://wd3.myworkday.com/mcgill/d/inst/15$158872/9925$77498.htmld
Second position: Thermal-fluid science and engineering
Applications received by December 14, 2023, will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to Prof. Rosaire Mongrain, Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.