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Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering
Concordia University

Date Posted Dec. 11, 2018
Title Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering
University Concordia University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Feb. 15, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Engineering - Other
    Mechanical Engineering

Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 230 professors. The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. The School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit:

The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering has 56 faculty members active in various areas of mechanical, industrial and aerospace engineering and its strength has grown in recent years. The Department is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and training of undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, and PhD programs in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Concordia University attracts high quality domestic and international students in all its programs and enrolments are stable and strong at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information on the Department is available at:

The Department seeks an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the aforementioned areas or in other related areas may also be considered. The five year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research package. The candidate will preferably have research interests related to mechatronics/robotics or a related area, however, exceptional candidates in other fields of mechanical or industrial engineering will be considered. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering or similar engineering disciplines with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related area.

The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field, with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She/he will conduct independent scholarly research, and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. As this is a senior research chair appointment, the incumbent is expected to provide leadership in their research area through initiatives that may include large team-based grants etc. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the Province of Quebec is required. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset.

Applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Kindly forward your electronic applications to: Ms Sophie Merineau (

  • Concordia 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 individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
    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

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Contact Information

  • Ms Sophie Merineau
    Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
    Concordia University
    Montreal, QC


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