Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor Level at the University of New Brunswick in Innovation / Design / Entrepreneurship
Nestled in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is located in the quaint and beautifully vibrant city of Fredericton. Fredericton is as known for its surrounding natural beauty (e.g. Odell Park, Mactaquac Provincial Park, and the Saint John River) as it is for its lively metropolitan arts and musical experiences (e.g. Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Harvest Jazz & Blues festival, Boyce Farmers Market). Fredericton is one of the most affordable metropolis cities in Canada, and a great place to raise a family. UNB is both the oldest English language university in Canada (est. 1785) and is host to the first engineering school in Canada.
Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor at the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Engineering at the Fredericton Campus of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and is subject to budgetary approval.
Established in 1988 to provide leadership in engineering management and entrepreneurship the number of students participating in the program has grown by 97% in the last 3 years. One of the most telling measures of success is the fact that the Centre has served as the catalyst for 123 start-up companies in the last six years and was responsible for winning several prestigious Business Plan Competitions. In 2014, StartUp Canada recognized UNB with the Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year award. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the delivery and enhancement of the Diploma program and the Masters program in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship that targets engineers, scientists, and students from other disciplines. In addition, he or she will advance research and outreach programs and will expand program delivery. The candidate is expected to liaise with other departments and faculties at UNB, and work with public and private sector organizations.
The University is seeking two exceptional individuals who possesses a unique blend of academic, qualifications, leadership abilities and professional experience. Candidates will have postgraduate education in engineering with specialization in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Mechatronics, Software, Systems, or a related field. Their advanced education should be supplemented by broad management experience in industry or government, and they should bring to this position an extensive and effective networks of contacts in the private and public sectors, impeccable communication skills and a record of achievements. Technological acumen and the ability and willingness to be registered as a Professional Engineer would be an asset.