Assistant/Associate Professor – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Nanomaterials)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO
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About the Position
  • Academic unit: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Category of appointment: Tenure Track
  • Field of specialization: Nanomaterials
  • Rank/Position title: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Start date: July 1, 2022 (flexible)
  • Closing date: Until filled

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants should have expertise in Nanomaterials, and an interest to lead collaboration with colleagues both within the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and with other units in the Faculty. The target start date is July 1, 2022, although this is flexible.

The candidate’s research interests are expected to be focused on the novel, emergent, or enhanced properties of materials that emerge when their microstructure is engineered at the nanoscale. Emerging leaders in experimental, theoretical, or computational research in nanomaterials are encouraged to apply. Application areas of interest include lightweight, high strength materials; materials for high-strain rate and impact applications; energy storage materials; biomedical technologies and therapies; or advanced aerospace components. The ideal candidate has the experience and contacts within a significant sector of engineering to attract and lead industrially-sponsored research. The candidate should also have the vision and capabilities to lead interdisciplinary, multi-institution, research projects in their area of specialization. Candidates seeking a balanced academic career involving significant research, supervision and training of a research team of graduate and undergraduate students, and innovative teaching in undergraduate engineering programs are ideal. We seek candidates that have a desire to encourage young people, and especially women, to pursue a technical, engineering career.

About the Academic Unit

We are a creative and forward-thinking department that values diversity as a key driver of innovation. We are seeking new faculty interested in working in a diverse, dynamic, collaborative and progressive environment.

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical & Mechanical, and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are a research- intensive department with over 300 graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels.

Our substantial strength in Aerospace Engineering and emerging strength and growth in the areas of Biomedical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering create a uniquely interdisciplinary, diverse research environment.

There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with industry, government institutes and laboratories, and established faculty members in the Department and across campus. Information on the Department is available at


The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in engineering, as well as being dedicated to teaching, research, and the engineering profession, and be able to develop research collaborations with industry, become an effective undergraduate and graduate teacher and graduate-student supervisor, and be able to attract funding to support independent research programs yielding high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Licensure with a Canadian professional engineering association is necessary at the time of appointment or within three years of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and statements on your teaching and research interests. In addition, please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus, as well as your future plans. Please send your application as a single PDF file to: Professor Ron Miller, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Email:

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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

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