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Assistant Professor Technology Entrepreneurship and Professional Development
University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Date Posted May 1, 2020
Title Assistant Professor Technology Entrepreneurship and Professional Development
University University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Department School of Engineering
Application Deadline May 31, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia (UBC) creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC’s vision.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Technology Entrepreneurship and Professional Development in the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC, Okanagan.

The Faculty of Applied Science’s School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus has world-class faculty and an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in Electrical, Civil, Manufacturing and Mechanical specializations. The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. The School of Engineering is located in a state-of-the-art building.

Area of Priority:
Assistant Professor Technology Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (Job Opening ID 37212)
Applicants must have outstanding experience in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Engineering Management, Technical Communication, Technology and Business, or related disciplines. Individuals with an exceptional interest in entrepreneurship and commercialization, technical and engineering communication, professional development, and engineering education with a deep understanding of the technology and innovation sectors are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Engineering. Eligibility or registration as a P.Eng. in a Canadian professional engineering association would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach courses covering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Professional Development, and Technical Communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise Masters and Ph.D. students and provide service within the University and to the academic and broader community. Applicants must have either a demonstrated track record of, or possess a clear potential to achieve, excellence in research and teaching and must be willing to work with, or have experience working with industry

This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career at the School of Engineering as the School expands its connections with local technology and innovation centres. Entrepreneurship@UBC in the Okanagan (e@UBCO) is a part of the Innovation UBC Hub and serves as a nexus point for UBC Okanagan’s commercialization and entrepreneurship initiatives. UBC’s strategic plan and Outlook 2040 emphasize engagement with local technology and innovation centres and the establishment of the Innovation Precinct to create living labs as a technology hub. The university is looking to increase it annual economic impact in the Okanagan from $1.5 billion today to $4.8 billion in 20 years. This position is an opportunity to shape the economic impact of the university through collaborations with the technical community.

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:….

How to Apply –
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Applicants should provide the following:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching philosophy,
  • statement of research interests, accomplishments, and vision,
  • statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information on how your research and teaching would contribute to a diverse academic environment,
  • and a list of three referees.
    Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format is preferred. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance please contact,

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2020. All applications will be reviewed; however, this position is subject to budget and the UBC Board of Governor’s approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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