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Ranked among the world’s top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Our focus on experiential, problem-based learning and our inter-disciplinary approach to collaboration results in smarter insights, ground-breaking ideas and greater optimism. This approach is helping us create a brighter world.

The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.

We are  seeking outstanding applicants with an established record of research and teaching for a number of faculty positions.

For information on McMaster Engineering and living in Hamilton, please view our INFORMATION GUIDE.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (Smart Systems, Bio-innovation, Micro-nano Technology) #28038

Date of Online Posting: July 25, 2019

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for an open competition for at least two Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 positions in the fields of micro-nano technology, smart systems and/or bio-innovation.

Position Description: 

The Chair will be a full-time appointment at the rank of Professor. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor are eligible and must be in a position to be promoted to the rank of Professor within one or two years of nomination. Individuals who have a firm offer of employment in one of these categories to the University are also eligible.

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution’s strategic research plan. To meet the criteria of the program, nominees must be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers who accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and, as chairholders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest quality.

Nominees for Tier 1 positions must be full professor or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the rank of full professor within one or two years of nomination. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the CRC website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Full Posting and Application Details:

Tier 1 CRCs in the Faculty of Engineering (internal) - July 25, 2019

Tier 2 CRCs in the Faculty of Engineering (external) - July 26, 2019

Complete applications must be submitted to Dr. John Preston, Associate Dean, Research and External Relations by email at engadr@mcmaster.ca by August 30, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Smart Systems, Bio-innovation, Micro-nano Technology) #28039

Posting Date: July 26, 2019

Position Description:
The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for an open competition for at least two Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 positions in the fields of micro-nano technology, smart systems and/or bio-innovation. The Chair will be a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels and must hold a full-time faculty appointment at McMaster University within the Faculty of Engineering.

Within the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program, Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination) and acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Tier 2 nominees must:

  • be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity;
  • have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years;
  • as chairholders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and
  • be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Dr. John Preston, Associate Dean, Research and External Relations at engadr@mcmaster.ca for more information. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the CRC website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Full Posting and Application Details:

Tier 2 CRCs in the Faculty of Engineering (internal) - July 25, 2019

Tier 2 CRCs in the Faculty of Engineering (external) - July 26, 2019

Complete applications must be submitted to Dr. John Preston, Associate Dean, Research and External Relations by email at engadr@mcmaster.ca by August 30, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position #22770
McMaster University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University, preferably in the area of biomedical engineering.  While applicants with expertise at any interface of electrical and computer engineering and the health sciences will be considered, emphasis may be given to candidates with experience in the clinical applications of biomedical research, and those with expertise in the areas of neuro-technology or implantable devices. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest calibre and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic community of faculty, staff and students who collectively seek to advance our society through the creation, development and application of electrical and computer technologies. The insights of our faculty members, researchers and graduate students in core areas such as signal processing, communication systems, machine learning, electromagnetics, microelectronics and power electronics are shaping global perspectives on the applications in biomedical engineering, interconnected embedded systems, and electrified and autonomous transportation. More information about the Department, is available here: http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca

In partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering has established the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, which provides a unique collaborative environment for education and research that leverages our existing expertise in medical sciences and engineering, and links current and emerging areas of molecular, medical and bioengineering research. The partnership between the faculties has also led to the introduction of a new five-year undergraduate program in Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences. This new program builds on the long-standing success of the ECE Department’s program in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, but expands the scope to include other disciplines of Engineering, and adopts a project-based integrated approach to its first year. More information about the School and the Program are available here: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/msbe; http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ibiomed.

Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, and must demonstrate a successful record of research, reflected in extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. They will also be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties. Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario.  The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community.  Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development. More information about the Faculty is available here: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, a selection of research publications, a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, along with the names of at least four references that speak to academic and research performance (with postal and email addresses). In both your research and teaching statements, please also describe how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community. Some current examples of activities, include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized or disadvantaged.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/index.php
(Faculty Postings, Job #22770) to the attention of:
Dr. Timothy Davidson, Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1

Enquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Department Chair, Dr. Tim Davidson, chair@mail.ece.mcmaster.ca Complete applications that are received by 31 October 2018 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of the appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2019 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

 In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBQT+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodations to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs

Assistant Professor Contractually Limited Position (Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence) #200643
McMaster University, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology; McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate (4,200 in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students.

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) is home to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership and hosts a number of professional masters level programs in Engineering Practice oriented to the development of leadership and entrepreneurial competencies.

SEPT is seeking an outstanding individual for a contractually limited teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Technology Program.  The successful candidate will specialize in the area of Smart Systems and/or Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the candidate must have a Doctorate in Engineering and must possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability in classroom and lab instruction at the university level. 

In the area of Smart Systems, the candidate must have experience in teaching topics / courses in the following sub-areas: adaptive, autonomous, and context-aware systems, smart CPS and IoT, smart homes and cities, HPC, cloud, edge computing.  Specialization in one or more of the following topics is desirable: Power systems and smart grids, Control and dynamical systems, Robotics and sensing, System design and process, Intelligent transportation systems, Smart cities and buildings, Machine learning, Smart construction, Aerospace control, Intelligent infrastructure inspection and monitoring.

In the area of Artificial Intelligence, the candidate must have experience in teaching topics / courses in deep learning or machine learning.  Substantial research experience in developing and implementing AI systems is essential.  The candidate is expected to be an expert in and a practitioner of software development and implementation required to apply AI in practice. Postdoctoral or industrial experience will be considered favourably. 

While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned.  In addition the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in pedagogical research.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.

The appointment will be contractually limited for a period of up to three (3) years in length. The starting date is negotiable and is anticipated to be in the interval July 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

In addition to competitive salaries, McMaster University provides one of the best benefit packages amongst Canadian universities, which includes supplementary medical and dental coverage, a defined benefits pension plan, long term disability insurance and family-friendly supports such as a child care allowance, and funded pregnancy/parental leaves.  University policies include provisions for such leaves in the tenure process and in annual merit evaluations.  The Faculty of Engineering has additional supports in place, such as funding from the Engineering Life Event Fund, to help maintain continuity in scholarship during pregnancy/parental, medical, or family-related leaves.    

The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development through the Faculty Development Academy

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, member of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the School, please consult http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth/index.html

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

To apply for this position, please visit www.workingatmcmaster.caClick on Careers/Current Opportunities/External Applicants/Faculty Positions

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering #15585
McMaster University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, preferably in the area of multisensor-multitarget tracking and information fusion with sensor management, with special emphasis on surveillance and autonomous vehicles.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate students (4,200 in the School of Engineering
and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic community of faculty, staff and students who collectively seek to advance our society through the creation, development and application of electrical and computer technologies. The insights of our faculty members, researchers and graduate students in core areas such as signal processing, communication systems, machine learning, electromagnetics, microelectronics and power electronics are shaping global perspectives on the applications in biomedical engineering, safety and security, interconnected embedded systems, and electrified and autonomous transportation.

Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Strong potential for excellence in research and teaching is essential. Applicants will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties. Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required. Registration as a Professional Engineer of Ontario or eligibility to acquire registration in Canada is an essential qualification.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statement of teaching and research interests, a selection of research publications, and the names of at least four references (with postal and email addresses) through the University’s on-line system.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

*Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
OR
*No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Department, please consult http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca/

Employment Equity Statement

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Contractually Limited Appointment #14865
McMaster University, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology; McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology is seeking an outstanding individual for a contractually limited appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Technology Program. The successful candidate will specialize in one or more of the following areas: Digital Manufacturing, Internet-of-Things (IOT), IOT Cloud Applications and Cyber-physical Systems.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate (4,200 in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology is home to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership and hosts a number of professional masters level programs in Engineering Practice oriented to the development of leadership and entrepreneurial competencies.

The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) combined degree/diploma program within the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, are a fresh approach to university level education for the dynamic world of engineering. Based at McMaster University, this joint program with Mohawk College has a unique focus on skills-based learning and the application of engineering and business theory in three degree specializations: Automotive and Vehicle Technology, Biotechnology, and Process Automation Technology. The B.Tech. Degree Completion Program offers three degree specialization programs in Software Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology and Energy Engineering Technologies. The B.Tech. program was developed in consultation with industry to produce graduates who are workplace ready, able to move from the shop floor to the executive suite, or onwards to studies in Master’s and Doctoral programs in engineering and business.

The B.Tech. program has emerged as a leader in engineering technology education for those who are analytical, innovative, and learn best by doing. Now the fastest growing program at McMaster, the B.Tech. combined degree/diploma program is home to approximately 800 undergraduate students, 25 faculty, and 12 staff. With lecture sizes of approximately 70 students and lab components to complement almost every technical course, B.Tech. is not a typical university engineering program. B.Tech. students know the theory, have practical skills, and gain 12 months of co-op work experience before they graduate with both a McMaster University degree and Mohawk College advanced diploma and business management certificate.

The School of Engineering Practice and Technology is seeking to hire in the following area:

Digital Manufacturing, IOT and/or Cyber-Physical Systems

Candidates must have a Doctorate in Engineering and must possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability in classroom and lab instruction at the university level. Experience in developing state-of-the-art experimental set-ups, supervision of open-ended design projects and demonstrated interest in pedagogy are essential. Familiarity with electronic learning platforms and experiential learning methodologies is required. Experience with C++ and VB.Net programming, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and web technologies/programming are definite assets. Postdoctoral or industrial experience will be considered favourably. Professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, is crucial. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.

While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned.

The appointment will be contractually limited for a period of up to 3 years in length commencing July 1, 2017 with the possibility of extension. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, member of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Department, please consult eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

*Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
OR
*No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Employment Equity Statement

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Tenure-track Faculty Position
McMaster University, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology; McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at McMaster University are seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (exceptional candidates may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor). The candidate will engage in the delivery of the Faculty of Engineering’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs and is expected to be recognized for excellence in one or more areas of engineering practice, research and teaching, specifically engineering entrepreneurship related to technology-based innovation in a corporate or start-up setting.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 5,500 undergraduate (4,200 in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and 1,250 in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology), 425 Master’s students, and 340 PhD students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development.

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology is home to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership and hosts a number of professional masters level programs in Engineering Practice oriented to the development of leadership and entrepreneurial competencies.

Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline, with extensive industrial or social experience in developing and deploying new technologies, or starting new companies. The capability of functioning in academic, business/industry and public sector environments, and being invested in experiential and problem-based learning is important, as is openness to the role of inquiry in the classroom. Applicants will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, actively supervise graduate students and aspiring entrepreneurs, and foster existing or new collaborations with external stakeholders in the local innovation ecosystem as well as other Departments and Faculties. Evidence of proven leadership skills, innovation credentials, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required. Registration as a Professional Engineer of Ontario or eligibility to acquire registration in Canada would be a strong asset.

This position is available as of July 1, 2017 and will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statement of teaching and/or research interests, a selection of research publications or practice related scholarship, and the names of at least four references (with postal and email addresses). Please send the application materials by email to the attention of: 

Walter G. Booth Chair Search Committee: boothch@mcmaster.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, member of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Department, please consult http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth/

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

*Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
OR
*No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Employment Equity Statement

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Any Engineering department

The Faculty of Engineering and Provost’s Office have established a competitive post-doctoral fellowship to encourage indigenous doctoral candidates to continue their research at McMaster University in an appropriate technical discipline. Two scholarships are offered, each with a value of $50,000 (plus benefits) for one year. Interested applicants are encourage to contact potential supervisors within the departments of the faculty or to contact the Associate Dean of Research and External Affairs (prestonj@mcmaster.ca) or Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Engineering (adeangse@mcmaster.ca) for assistance.

Value of Fellowship: $50,000 (plus benefits).

Term of Fellowship:   One year.

Applicant Eligibility

  • A North American indigenous applicant who has earned their PhD, within the past two years 

Eligibility Window for Degree Completion 

Applicants for the 2017–18 scholarship must fulfil, or have fulfilled, all degree requirements of their PhD:

  • between September 1, 2016 and August 15, 2018 (inclusive), and
  • before the start date of their award.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof of completion no later than September 1, 2018.

Allowable Extensions to Eligibility Window

The window of eligibility can be extended by a cumulative maximum of one year if the applicant had their career interrupted for the following reasons:

  • Parental leave
  • Illness
  • Health-related family responsibilities 

No other exceptions will be allowed. Justification must be provided in a Letter of Special Circumstances.

Other Eligibility Restrictions

  • Applicants who currently hold or have held a post-doctoral fellowship from an external agency, such as the TriCouncil (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible to apply to the 2018–19 call for applications only if the terms of that funding are completed before September 30, 2018 and prior to the start of the postdoctoral fellowship.
  • Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position. 

Selection Criteria

  • Research Excellence
  • Quality of the applicant's proposed research program
  • Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities. 

Timelines

May-June, 2018

Applicants seek endorsement of potential supervisor

July 16, 2018

Online Application deadline

July-August 2018

Evaluation of applications

August 2018

Announcement of results

Sept 2018 - Nov 2018

Position commences

 

Application Process

The application package includes: 

  • Research Proposal (max. 1 page) with a separate page of references.
  • Significance of Research Contributions (max. 1 page)
  • Supervisor’s Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of reference
  • Letter outlining Special Circumstances (if needed)
    • Eligibility window will only be extended by the duration of the eligible delay(s)/interruption(s). Provide specific dates for your delays and/or interruptions in the letter, including the exact number of months or days these interruptions accounted for. 

Notification of Results

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in mid to late August by email.

Apply here to POST DOCTORATE FELLOW - 18753

Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electric Machines and Power Electronics)
McMaster University

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. Nearby attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

McMaster University is the major knowledge generator in the Hamilton region, providing both the human capital and the research output necessary to fuel the region’s economy.

The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, and the activities that a major city has to offer. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the ninth largest in Canada. It is ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development (Faculty Development Academy).

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenured position in Electric Machines and Power Electronics. The appointment is intended to be at the Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level may also be considered for a tenure-track position. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline, and have significant expertise in the areas of electric machines, electro-mechanical energy conversion, motor drives, power electronic systems, renewable energy, and smart grid. In addition, they must demonstrate excellence in research, high-quality peer-reviewed publications in top power electronics journals and conference proceedings, considerable familiarity with industry and academia, knowledge of funding agencies and outstanding ability in, or potential for, attracting independent research funding, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to education. Applicants are also expected to have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Relevant industrial experience, the ability to interact with other research groups (on and off campus), and interest in creating and maintaining ties with major industrial players within the broader energy community will be an asset.

Consistent with McMaster’s vision of being a student-centred, research intensive university, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a dynamic program of independent and collaborative research and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In doing so, the successful candidate will be expected to interact effectively with researchers in the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with researchers in the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO), the Centre for Emerging Device Technologies, the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies, the McMaster Institute for Energy Systems, and the

McMaster Centre for Software Certification. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain a full or limited licence from Professional Engineers Ontario. Travel between McMaster University locations may be required.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and there is a possibility of relocation benefits.  However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position will ideally commence by September 1, 2017. However, it will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statements of teaching and research interests
  • a selection of research publications
  • and the names and contact information of at least three references through the University’s on-line system.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Contractually Limited Position McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering, Engineering 1

The Engineering 1 Program and the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University are seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a three-year contractually limited appointment.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute towards the development and implementation of The Pivot, the largest transformation of the student experience ever taken in 60 years at McMaster Engineering.

McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest calibre and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.

At McMaster, all undergraduate students take a common first year program, Engineering 1. This provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of engineering disciplines and prepares students to choose from one of up to 40 programs available for their subsequent years.  Through the Pivot, the Engineering 1 Program has redesigned the first-year curriculum, replacing existing courses with a single full-year course that includes a design spine throughout the year and provides a more self-directed and project-based learning approach.  Find more details on The Pivot here.

Applicants will hold a doctorate in Engineering, or a related discipline.  Applicants with a doctorate in Education will also be considered.  The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and a strong commitment and demonstrated ability in classroom instruction, including teaching in large classes.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute towards development of the new first-year curriculum, teach the new first-year course alongside a team of Engineering 1 Instructors, and engage in pedagogy-related research.  A professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, is desirable.  Evidence of both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be considered an asset.  Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is a necessary requirement for this position.

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has over 180 faculty members, along with approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where supportive resources are made accessible to assist with on-boarding and opportunities are made available for continuous personal and professional growth.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness and educational leadership, and the names of at least four references that speak to academic and teaching performance (with postal and email addresses).  In your teaching statements, please also describe how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community. Some current examples of activities include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized or disadvantaged.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Postings, Job #26581) to the attention of:

Dr. Colin McDonald, Director

Engineering 1

McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, ETB-107

Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L8

Email:  cmcdona@mcmaster.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Job applicants requiring accommodations to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

 Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBQT+ persons.

 

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track in Computing and Software (multiple positions)

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University invites applications from outstanding scholars for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Software; however, exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.

The Department of Computing and Software is one of the top departments for computing in Canada. We have 25 faculty members with expertise in computer systems, software engineering, theoretical computer science, security, privacy, data analytics, scientific computing, and bioinformatics. The department mentors over 900 undergraduate students in three programs: software engineering, computer science, and mechatronics engineering. It also mentors more than 120 graduate students in masters and doctoral programs in computer science and software engineering.

Qualified candidates in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: machine learning and its applications, smart systems, data analytics, security and privacy, and software engineering. Exceptional candidates in related areas will also be considered. Applicants will hold a doctorate in computer science, software engineering, or a related discipline, and must demonstrate a successful record of research, reflected in extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed venues. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. They will also be expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties. Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required. Registration, or eligibility for registration, by the Professional Engineers of Ontario is required

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage with faculty members and research staff associated with McMaster’s world-class research and teaching laboratory facilities in software and data intensive systems and data analytics areas, including: the McMaster Centre for Software Certification (McSCert), the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SharcNet), Advanced Optimization Laboratory (AdvOL), Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC), and the MacData Institute.

McMaster's large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, a city rich in history and culture with a vibrant arts community. Nearby recreational and conservation attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by spectacular nature and unique neighbourhoods, Hamilton is ideally located halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has over 180 faculty members, along with approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where supportive resources are made accessible to assist with onboarding and opportunities are made available for continuous personal and professional growth.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, a selection of research publications, a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, along with the names of at least four references that speak to academic and research performance (with postal and email addresses). In both your research and teaching statements, please also describe how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community. Some current examples of activities include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized or disadvantaged.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Postings, Job # 26584) to the attention of:

Chair
Department of Computing and Software< br/>1280 Main Street West
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L7

Complete applications that are received by September 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2020 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905‐525‐9140 ext. 222‐HR (22247).

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

 

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.

The McMaster Engineering Faculty Development Academy was established in 2014 to support the Faculty’s mission and strategic plan, Invest for Excellence, and to construct new and effective learning experiences for both its faculty and students.

The Faculty is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and experiential learning. Our goal is to empower our faculty members to build on their strengths as instructors and classroom facilitators in order to stay current with the evolving technological advances in teaching.

The Faculty’s strategic vision, Invest for Excellence, supports constructing new and effective learning experiences for and with our students. It is essential to equip faculty members with the necessary tools and skills to enhance a learning environment that is engaging for our students and provide the best teaching experiences for our faculty members.

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At McMaster University our people are our most valuable asset, and we strive to attract, develop and retain the best staff, researchers and faculty members in the world.

President's Message

McMaster University is devoted to the cultivation of human potential, realized through our innovative educational programs, cutting-edge research, and the diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters who make up our McMaster community.

We recognize that our people are our most valuable resource. We encourage creativity, collaboration and lifelong learning, offering experiential programming which enables individuals to develop their abilities and potential for personal and professional growth.

For those exploring the possibility of joining our community, we invite you to research and discover the various opportunities available, and thank you for your interest.

Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor

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McMaster University strives to embody the values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

Employment Equity is defined as an ongoing process that identifies and eliminates barriers to an organization’s employment procedures and policies. It means establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers to ensure appropriate representation of designated group members throughout their workforce.

Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose has been identified as an important priority for McMaster University. We believe it is important for our workforce to reflect the diversity of our students and community. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.

In our efforts to fulfil McMaster’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, we have released the results of our 2016 Employment Equity Census. You can view or download the accessible, print-friendly Employment Equity Report here. Please direct any questions about the report to May-Marie Duwai-Sowa, Employment Equity Specialist at duwaisom@mcmaster.ca or telephone 905-525-9140 ext. 23495.

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