Instructor, Engineering Entrepreneurship, Schulich School of Engineering
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The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in the area of Engineering Entrepreneurship. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or mutually agreed upon date .
This position will align with, enhance, and support the Schulich School of Engineering’s contributions to the booming technology innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alberta and Canada.
The Instructor in Engineering Entrepreneurship will provide entrepreneurial leadership within the Schulich School of Engineering across all disciplines by creating, teaching, and leading courses and co-curricular activities, and by building partnerships in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alberta and beyond. This position is required to teach five courses per year. The expectations are that the right candidate will lead courses and activities about innovation and entrepreneurship in an engineering framework to foster student engagement in entrepreneurial activities across the School.
Applicants must have a demonstrated background and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering Entrepreneurship, as well as fundamental courses in one engineering discipline (Civil, Chemical and Petroleum, Electrical, Software, Geomatics, or Mechanical and Manufacturing), which will serve as their home department. Instructors are expected to develop scholarship in engineering entrepreneurship or innovation education. Finally, instructors are expected to provide service in support of the home Department, School, University and Profession.
Applicants’ proven track record and demonstrated potential in one or more of the following areas is required:
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
- Create courses and actively contribute to curriculum development
- Design and lead co-curricular activities and programs
- Build partnerships with the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Collaborate in university and professional settings
- Research and publish in teaching and learning innovation and pedagogy (SOTL)
- Support and contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at Schulich, and a positive working and learning environment.
- Engage with startups or innovation projects
- Support commercialization of technology innovations
- Provide mentorship and leadership in team projects’
In addition, a background in one or more of the following topics is advantageous:
- Indigenous community engagement
- Social innovation and entrepreneurship
- Sustainable economy and communities
- Circular economy
- Environment, social, and governance (ESG)
- Technology commercialization
- Empowering minorities in entrepreneurship and innovation
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering. In addition, applicants should have a Master’s or Doctorate degree, in Engineering, Science, Business, Entrepreneurship, Education, or other related discipline. All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Information about becoming a professional engineer can be found at http://www.apega.ca/apply. Applicants must check their eligibility before applying. In addition, applicants should have strong oral and written English communication skills.
You will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class engineering scholars, a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships, and collaborations, and supports research and teaching excellence. You will have a unique opportunity to engage with the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Innovate Calgary, and many other potential partners at the university, in Calgary, and Alberta.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply via the 'Apply Now' link and include:
- Cover letter (including your interest area and relevant track record, expertise, and experience)
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests (max 2 pages)
- Statement on engineering entrepreneurship education (max 2 pages)
- Statement on your personal philosophy on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) and how you would apply it in a classroom environment. Include a statement on reconciliation and how you would align your work with the University's Indigenous Strategy (max 2 pages)
- If short listed, you will be asked to provide the name and contact information of three referees
Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments.
Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2021.
The successful applicant will align with the University of Calgary's Growth Through Focus strategic vision and support its strategic academic priorities of transdisciplinary scholarship, future-focused program delivery, and deeper community integration.
The Schulich School of Engineering Catalyst for a Connected World strategy boldly embraces Calgary’s entrepreneurial and leadership spirit by partnering with the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Student experiences are amplified by complementing teaching excellence with entrepreneurial thinking, leadership experiences and hands-on learning opportunities. To keep our Eyes High ambitions and strengthen our community in uncertain times, the University of Calgary is on course to be the entrepreneurial university – one where students, faculty and staff face fewer barriers to innovation and more tools to change the world around them.
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.