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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus

Date Posted Jun. 17, 2022
Title Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
University University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, , Canada
Department School of Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 16, 2022
Position Start Date August 2022
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Faculty of Applied Science, School of Engineering

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, invites applications for a Lecturer position in mechanical engineering. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022 for a 3-year term with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The position has responsibilities in teaching and service and hiring decisions will be made based on the candidate’s potential to achieve excellence in these areas. We celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusion, equity, and Indigeneity within the School, and these values are foundational to fulfilling the mission of the Faculty of Applied Science which is to ‘shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.’


UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people who continue their thousands of years of stewardship today. Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains making it a four-season playground for a variety of outdoor activities, gastronomy, and culture.

Our values

Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation build an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will share intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect for the rights of all people. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to these values. To learn more please visit and


Mechanical Engineering is the School’s oldest and well-established undergraduate program and strengthens UBC’s impact on the evolving world of advanced engineering.

We are seeking applicants whose teaching interests are in the core subjects of the mechanical engineering including but not limited to thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, advanced manufacturing processes, computer-aided design/engineering/manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM), mechanical analysis and simulation, fabrication and prototyping, advanced quality systems and statistical process control, metal alloys’ manufacturing, forming, and joining.

Eligibility and duties

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • teach existing engineering design courses within the common first year of engineering as well as higher-level courses within the Mechanical Engineering Program and other subjects related to the applicant’s area of expertise, and
  • provide service to the University and the community.

The successful candidate is expected to be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Application submission

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a teaching statement, and an equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity statement. Applications must be submitted online at Faculty careers ( (Job ID JR8182); emailed applications will not be considered.

Details to include in each statement:

Teaching Statement: Please explain your teaching philosophy and give specific examples that have informed it. Include a description of your teaching interests and experience.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity Statement: Please explain how contributions within your role will help advance a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation. Include evidence to support and ideas towards working with a diverse student body, creating an inclusive learning environment, and facilitating respectful engagement

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations are available on request for all applicants. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Renee Leboe via email

Review of applications

Review of applications will begin July 17, 2022; all applications received by then will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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