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Tenure-track position in Solid Mechanics
Memorial University

Date Posted May 4, 2021
Title Tenure-track position in Solid Mechanics
University Memorial University
St. John's, NF, Canada
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2021
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the primary area of solid mechanics: fatigue and fracture, analysis and design of composite structures, structural stability, biomechanics, linear and nonlinear finite element analysis, and/or experimental mechanics commencing September 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants should hold undergraduate and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering or a cognate area, with the proven ability for excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to register as a professional engineer in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Duties will include teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, developing laboratory facilities, supervising graduate and undergraduate student research, and undertaking an active, funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please visit

The deadline to receive applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should forward an electronic application indicating the position to which they are applying in the subject line with the correct reference. Applications should include: (a) a cover letter indicating citizenship and residency status,
(b) curriculum vitae, © a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages), (d) research interests and a five-year proposed research plan/program (maximum five pages), (e) one-page statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) the names and complete contact information of three referees, and (g) identify three most recent significant contributions and provide copies of related technical publications. Candidates are encouraged to submit two PDF documents. Document 1 should include items (a) to (f) with the headings in the suggested order and document 2 should include items in (g).

All applications should be forwarded to:

Dr. Yuri Muzychka, Head Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3×5 ENGR.MECH@MUN.CA

REFERENCE: F01827-2021-10

As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact

Applicants are encouraged to explain, in a cover letter, any personal circumstances resulting in career interruptions (if applicable) to allow for a fair assessment of their research productivity.

Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is any- thing we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process, please contact directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Yuri Muzychka
    Mechanical Engineering
    Memorial University
    Faculty of Engineering
    Memorial University
    St. John's, NF A1B 3X5
  • 709-737-8810
  • 709-737-8975


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