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The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites outstanding applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with specialization in sustainable energy and the related thermo-fluids engineering fields.  We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in addressing the needs of society for clean energy sources and their resilient infrastructures and demonstrated scholarship in their respective disciplines.  The candidate is expected to strengthen the department’s activities in the fundamental studies of turbulent flows and applications in thermal-hydraulics for energy harvesting, high-speed computation in fluid dynamics with thermal coupling, wind tunnel system testing and alternative fuels, while developing an independent world class research program in the thermo-fluids of energy systems for a sustainable environment.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor, the rank of Full Professor will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) supervision of graduate students; d) academic and professional service activities. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active nationally and internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, and participate in educational and professional activities including administrative duties.

Rank and salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Engineering with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. 

The University of Ottawa, located on the unceded territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of Canada’s capital, which provides world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top-ten research intensive universities, and the world’s largest English/French bilingual university. The Faculty of Engineering provides a learning environment that promotes excellence and innovation, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial design. Excellence and diversity in research are built on strong collaboration with industry and government research institutions, many of which are located in the nation’s capital.  The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited undergraduate programs in mechanical and biomedical mechanical engineering.  The Department has a strong research program and offers graduate programs in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, as well as advanced materials and manufacturing.  Further information relating to the Department can be viewed on its web site

Contact information: Dr. Natalie Baddour, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.  Telephone: 613-562-5800 (extension 2324).

Skills Requirements:

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related discipline.

Work experience: Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research track record with output in high quality academic journals and a strong teaching track record. 

Other: A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration are expected.  Excellent communication skills in either English or French are required. Since the University of Ottawa is Canada's premier bilingual university, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (French/English) and who are able to teach in both languages.  Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.  Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada needs to be satisfied at the time of tenure and thereafter.   

Application deadline:  October 31, 2021. The application material consists of a CV, a detailed teaching and research statement along with the contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. 

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada. 

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.