Faculty Position - Fluid Power/Mining - University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A9


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Detailed Job Description

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Faculty Position – Fluid Power/Mining

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in the fluid power area with a focus on the mining industry.  The successful applicant will lead the development and management of a Mining Option in the Mechanical Engineering program and will be engaged in world-class research in the fluid power area which is relevant to the mining industry.  The rank of the appointment (Assistant or Associate Professor) will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, currently meeting all registration requirements for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, a research focus on fluid power (or a very closely related field), demonstrated proficiency in research and teaching, and demonstrated efforts to work with mining or mining-related companies.

Ideal Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the fluid power area and will be currently registered as a P.Eng. in Canada.  Successful research projects will have been carried out with mining or mining-related companies.  Successful development and/or delivery of undergraduate and/or graduate university courses will be an asset – particularly in the fluid power area.  Experience interacting with local industry and a demonstrated commitment to the success of the Saskatchewan mining industry will be favoured.  Candidates with experience interacting with graduate students will be at an advantage.

Saskatchewan has a very active mining industry.  The newly-formed International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is helping to foster an attractive environment for applied researchers.  More information can be found at http://imii.ca.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has approximately 300 undergraduate and 90 graduate students (M.Eng, M.Sc. and Ph.D.) studying a wide range of areas within the discipline.  There are currently 23 faculty members, six technical staff, and three clerical staff.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.  Founded in 1907, the university is one of the top 15 medical-doctoral, research-intensive universities in Canada.  Additional information about the University can be found at www.usask.ca.

Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit, via e-mail, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining how her/his experience relates to the position, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

            James Bugg, Ph.D., P.Eng.
            Chair, Search Committee
            Department of Mechanical Engineering
            University of Saskatchewan


The application materials must clearly indicate how the minimum qualifications have been met and should highlight any special experience that connects to the ideal qualifications.  All application materials should be assembled into a single pdf file.  Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The target start date is July 1, 2014.  This position is within the scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential.  All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced.  The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Keyword Phrases

  • Fluid Power
  • Mining
  • Mine Automation
  • Controls
  • Mining Equipment
  • Mine Safety
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter