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Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Carleton University

Posted by Tish on 10/12 at 02:57 PM

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (CRC Tier II in UAV and MAV Design Based on Multidisciplinary Optimization Techniques) - Assistant/Associate Professor (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled) - REVISED The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a Tier-II Canada Research Chair tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with a research focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs).

The target start date is January 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate’s appointment will be conditional upon the candidate preparing and submitting a successful application for a Tier-II Canada Research Chair. The ideal candidate will have research expertise in the subject area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), with broad knowledge of the numerous disciplines underpinning UAV and MAV technology, including solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, material science, flight mechanics, dynamics and control, sensor technology and avionics, and will have a research focus on the development of multidisciplinary design optimization techniques for designing such aircraft.

At the Bachelor’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical & Mechanical, and Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering. At the Master’s level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials, Biomedical, and Sustainable Energy Engineering. At the Ph.D. level, the Department offers degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Department’s substantial strength in aerospace engineering stems from a very long history of aerospace education and research.

The size and breadth of the Department’s faculty complement with research expertise in aerospace places Carleton amongst the leading Canadian academic institutions, and the Department’s academic programs in aerospace rank amongst the largest in Canada. There are excellent opportunities for research collaboration with industry, government institutes and laboratories, and established faculty in the Department. Information on the Department is available at carleton.ca/mae. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.

Please see the CRC website at chairs-chaires.gc.ca for details and consult the website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. with research expertise on UAV and MAV technology specializing in design optimization techniques, and a commitment to teaching, research and the engineering profession. The successful candidate will be expected to be 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. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required at the time of appointment or within two years of appointment. Please send your application including a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and statements on your teaching and research interests electronically in one single PDF to: Professor Metin I. Yaras, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study to more than 27,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world.

Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts. Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy.

The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. Carleton University is strongly 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 or gender identity and expressions.

Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chair holders to work in Canada have been established by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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