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Electric Machines and Power Electronics Faculty Position

McMaster University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Location:
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Date:
04/06/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Energy
  • Power Engineering
  • Vehicular Technology
  • Faculty
McMaster University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Job Details

McMaster’s large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, is at the western end of Lake Ontario. Nearby attractions include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Escarpment, the Waterfront Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

 

McMaster University is the major knowledge generator in the Hamilton region, providing both the human capital and the research output necessary to fuel the region’s economy.

 

The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, and the activities that a major city has to offer. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the ninth largest in Canada. It is ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada.


The Faculty of Engineering (http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca) at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development (http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/fda/).

Requirements

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University (http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca) is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenured position in Electric Machines and Power Electronics. The appointment is intended to be at the Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level may also be considered for a tenure-track position. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline, and have significant expertise in the areas of electric machines, electro-mechanical energy conversion, motor drives, power electronic systems, renewable energy, and smart grid. In addition, they must demonstrate excellence in research, high-quality peer-reviewed publications in top power electronics journals and conference proceedings, considerable familiarity with industry and academia, knowledge of funding agencies and outstanding ability in, or potential for, attracting independent research funding, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to education. Applicants are also expected to have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Relevant industrial experience, the ability to interact with other research groups (on and off campus), and interest in creating and maintaining ties with major industrial players within the broader energy community will be an asset.

Consistent with McMaster’s vision of being a student-centred, research intensive university, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a dynamic program of independent and collaborative reseach and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In doing so, the successful candidate will be expected to interact effectively with researchers in the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with researchers in the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO), the Centre for Emerging Device Technologies, the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies, the McMaster Institute for Energy Systems, and the McMaster Centre for Software Certification. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain a full or limited licence from Professional Engineers Ontario. Travel between McMaster University locations may be required.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and there is a possibility of relocation benefits. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position will ideally commence by September 1, 2017. However, it will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit to posting 13212:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statements of teaching and research interests
  • a selection of research publications
  • the names and contact information of at least three references

 Please use the University’s on-line system, which can be found at http://bit.ly/1RpRvaT

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons.  If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at (905) 525 9140, Extension 222-HR (22247).

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