Assistant Professor in Technology Management & Entrepreneurship

University of New Brunswick – Faculty of Engineering: Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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). The Assistant Professor is a four year term position, with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track, 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 2 years. One of the most telling measures of success is the fact that the Centre has served as the catalyst for 36 start-up companies in the last three 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 and faculty in 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 an exceptional individual who possesses a unique blend of academic, qualifications, leadership abilities and professional experience. Candidates will have postgraduate education engineering in areas like 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.

Interested candidates are asked to submit, by email, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, plans for future research, the names and addresses (both postal and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three referees, and copies of selected recent publications (maximum of five) to:

J. Herbert Smith TME Search Committee
c/o Office of Dean of Engineering
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5A3
Email: tme@unb.ca

The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; the planned start date for this position is August 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present their research, make a teaching presentation to department faculty, and be interviewed by the search committee. Determination of a candidate's suitability for the position will be based on the committee's assessment of presentations, the interview and the results of reference checks.