Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)

Post by sheridan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:47 am

Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Faculty: Applied Science and Technology
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Application Deadline: April 3, 2020
Start Date: August 2020
Reference Number: 20/F/17
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $65,250 - $113,115 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies. Within this context of inspiring innovation and excellence, the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology is currently seeking a full-time Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)

The successful candidate will be required to teach a variety of courses in Mechatronics for the Mechanical Engineering degree programs and Electromechanical Engineering Technician/Technology programs. Subject areas may include mechatronics related theory and lab classes, modelling and control, instrumentation, robotics, automation and manufacturing systems, as well as programming. The incumbent will also be required to engage in a variety of activities that support teaching and learning and promote student success. These will include curriculum development, lesson planning, assessing student progress and achievement, and class management.

Beyond their teaching duties, the successful candidate will be expected to establish an effective learning environment and work as a collaborative team member, contributing to the overall direction of the program. In addition, the incumbent will also contribute to program and curriculum development for the Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering programs. With the increased focus on Applied Research and Industry Projects in the Faculty, the successful candidate will contribute their expertise in this emerging area.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines;
  • Defining, evaluating and validating applied learning outcomes for courses and programs;
  • Creating an effective environment for learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles;
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles;
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process;
  • Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; providing individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses;
  • Ability to work with students from diverse educational, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
  • PhD in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • The successful candidate must have status as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario or in the last stage of achieving a P.Eng. status.
  • Knowledge of the main disciplines of Mechanical and/or Mechatronics engineering.
  • Several years of Industrial experience in the Automation sector to include: Mechatronic system design, Process Modelling and Control, Motion Control, Robotics, and Instrumentation.
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in business or industry preferred.
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals, organizations and employers.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students.
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.
Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

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