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Assistant Professor (Engineering)

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Job Title Assistant Professor (Engineering)
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Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Lethbridge, invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering, with duties to begin January 1, 2024. Earlier start dates could be arranged to facilitate course and research preparation. The starting salary will be in the range of $78,000-$92,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
It is strongly preferred that the successful candidate be registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) on the employment start date. Candidates who are immediately eligible to register as a P. Eng. with APEGA (i.e., education and experience components satisfied) will be considered. Applicants must also hold a Ph.D. in a field related to their P. Eng. designation. The successful candidate will provide evidence of the ability to establish an externally-funded research program.
In addition to the Pre-professional Engineering transfer program, the University of Lethbridge has approved engineering courses in areas including: control systems, irrigation/water/agriculture systems, sustainability, manufacturing, modeling and design, fluid mechanics, materials, digital electronics, computer programming, digital networks, mechatronics, robotics, bioengineering, manufacturing, and big data. The successful candidate will have experience and research interest that falls within these fields.
We are seeking a Professional Engineer with interest and experience in teaching engineering topics including engineering statics, engineering dynamics, the engineering profession, and engineering design. Candidate responsibilities will also include service to the engineering transfer program and the maintenance and advancement of an independent program of research that includes graduate student supervision. We are seeking a candidate with the capability to engage and inspire students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the host department’s programs and curriculum development.
Our Team:
The Pre-professional Engineering Transfer Program is housed by the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Arts and Science. The department is responsible for undergraduate programs in Physics (B.Sc.), and offers thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate programs.
There are also several other departments within the Faculty of Arts and Science with specialty related to the engineering discipline (e.g., Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geography & Environment, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics & Computer Science and Neuroscience). Expertise in engineering fields related to agriculture would be an asset. The successful candidate will become a member of a department closely linked with their field of specialty. The relevant departments within the Faculty of Arts and Science have established graduate programs and a thriving undergraduate student culture, encouraged through faculty involvement.
Our University:
The University of Lethbridge (ULethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, ULethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,000 students.
Our Values:
The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.
Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.
Our Application Process:
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, statement of research program, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught (if any), teaching evaluations (if any), and three references.
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Our Contact Information:
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Locke Spencer, Chair, Arts & Science P. Eng. Search Committee, at with a subject line including the following prefix “UL PEng Position:”.
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/19/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 01/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching/Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy
  5. Teaching Evaluations
  6. Outlines of Courses Previously Taught
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents

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