Fluid-Structure Interaction

WorkplaceKingston, Ontario, Canada
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Fluid-Structure Interaction; Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada March 2023
Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a

tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Fluid-Structure Interaction
. The preferred start date is January 1, 2024.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, . The main criteria for selection are:
  • Demonstrated excellence in research, including a strong publication record commensurate with years since PhD obtained and expertise that complements existing research areas in the Department; o Evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding; o Strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Department’s programs; o Evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and studentcentered environment; o Professional engineering licensure in Canada, or the eligibility to obtain licensure, is a requirement.
    Note that all forms of engineering licensure in Canada are considered .g., P.Eng., temporary engineering license, provisional engineering license, etc.). The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the . Salary will be .

    Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully . These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them .

Your Career with Queen’s Engineering
Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.
We are focused on being the quality leader in Canadian higher education and are dedicated to promoting research . The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is comprised of approximately 30 faculty members, 700 undergraduate . The Department also offers an undergraduate degree program in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering jointly with Electrical and Computer . Research in the Department is supported by four chairs:
a Tier 1 CRC in Computational Turbulence, a Tier 1 CRC in Mechanics of Materials, an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials, and a University Network of Excellence in Nuclear . A fifth chair, the Queen’s Chair for Women in Engineering, is currently held by the Department, providing support in outreach, teaching, and research.
The Department also boasts a number of world-class experimental research facilities, including the Optical Towing Tank for Energetics Research Laboratory (OTTER Lab) ; the Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) ; as well as multiple facilities located withi n Ingenuity Labs and the Centre for Health Innovation.
More details about the Department can be found at me.queensu.ca. Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing opportunities for early career academics to develop exceptional research and teaching . Support for faculty to develop strong research programs includes Special Research Grant opportunities, grant . To promote on-going teaching success, there is support for course development and delivery provided by the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
Queen’s Engineering is also committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in Engineering, supported by the recent establishment of a Chair for Women in Engineering, the new Engineering Strategic Plan, an d Engineering for Everyone.
Queen’s University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, and Queen’s historic campus is located in the heart of the vibrant Kingston . Queen’s is positioned centrally with respect to three major metropolitan areas:
Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, . Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability . You will . Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ’top up’ to

government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.
In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare.
Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the t he Faculty Recruitment and Support website.
Visit Inclusive Queen’s for Information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with . All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent . To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how . Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must . Applications that do not include . In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement wil be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research . Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their . A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / Permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); o a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications); o a statement of research interests; o a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); o a statement of commitment to - as well as ideas and any experience on how to - ensure equity, diversity and inclusivity in scholarly activities for all underrepresented groups in the field of engineering; and, o the names and contact information of three referees.
    The deadline for applications is April 10, 2023. However, applications will continue to be received . Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Administrative Assistant at mmeadminqueensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

    Dr. Keith Pilkey Professor and Dept Head Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Room 201, McLaughlin Hall 130 Stuart Street Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, . If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the MME Administrative Assistant at mmeadminqueensu.ca. Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is located ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Ffacultyrelations%2Ffaculty-librarians-and-archivists%2Fcollective-agreement&module=jobs&id=43751" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Ffacultyrelations%2Ffaculty-librarians-and-archivists%2Fcollective-agreement&module=jobs&id=43751" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">queensu.ca/facultyrelations/­faculty-librarians-and-­archivists/collective-agreement and at ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qufa.ca&module=jobs&id=43751" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qufa.ca&module=jobs&id=43751" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.qufa.ca

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