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Practitioner Faculty in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

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The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is actively building a diverse, inclusive community, and invites applications for a 3-year term (with the possibility of renewal for another 2 years) Practitioner-Stream Faculty position in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. This category of academic appointment is for practitioners in professional fields to share their industry knowledge and experience in areas in which students will benefit from a professional perspective. This position will strengthen our newly established interdisciplinary Professional Master’s program focused on the convergence of Industry 4.0 technologies including: smart factories, cyber-physical systems, manufacturing digital twins, industrial artificial intelligence, industrial internet of things, autonomous processes, process analytics, and additive manufacturing. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise that can integrate with the interdisciplinary focus of our School and contribute to the Professional Master’s program’s growth and development.  This role will play a significant part in increasing the School’s activities and engagement in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 through interaction with both public and private sectors to promote and continually seek feedback for improvement of the program curriculum.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of MSE. As a Practitioner Faculty member, the primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing course content and teaching four courses/year in the areas of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Contributing expertise to the following areas: Smart factory and manufacturing, Industry 4.0 design project, Digital twins, etc.;
  • Developing interdisciplinary research collaborations with other faculty (both internal and external to SFU), as well as key stakeholders from industry and government, to contribute to Industry 4.0 infrastructure planning and policy development;
  • Contributing actively to building a vibrant culture in MSE, with service contributions that might include a lead role in areas such as:
    • Academic Integrity and Student Conduct;
    • Admissions, recruiting, and outreach;
    • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination;
    • Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and accreditation;
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a related engineering discipline;
  • Significant experience as a professional in the field of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Established network of industry and academic partners in the field of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a thoughtful and engaged working culture;
  • Demonstrated passion for developing and teaching engineering courses;
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled; screening will commence April 15th, 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of career objectives,
  • Names and contact information of three referees.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

SFU is located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil- Waututh, Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4,000 undergraduate students, 650 graduate students, and 120 faculty members, the Faculty is embarking on an exciting growth period, and we fully expect the next five years will place the disciplines within our Faculty among the best in the world. Core drivers for the Faculty include a commitment to excellence at the highest level possible, engagement with industry, a responsibility to drive social change, and empowering our students, staff, and faculty to embrace diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on its shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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