Sessional Lecturer – MIE506H1 – * MEMS Design and Microfabrication

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 04/19/2024

Req ID: 37045

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Department: Dept of Mechanical & Industrial Eng

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: MIE506H1 – * MEMS Design and Microfabrication

Course description: This course will present the fundamental basis of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Topics will include: micromachining/microfabrication techniques, micro sensing and actuation principles and design, MEMS modeling and simulation, and device characterization and packaging. Students will be required to complete a MEMS design term project, including design modeling, simulation, microfabrication process design, and photolithographic mask layout.

Estimated course enrolment (approximately): 40 students

Estimated TA support: TBD

Class schedule: TBD

Sessional dates of appointment: January to April 2025

Salary: $13,000 (per half course inclusive of vacation pay) Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants should have a strong record of presenting lectures or acting as a teaching assistant. Applicants must be able to demonstrate considerable depth of knowledge and experience in the subject area. All applicants should have excellent communication skills – both oral and written. Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Limited License (LEL) is strongly preferred. Engineering Intern (EIT) is also acceptable. 

Description of duties: Preparation of lectures and course materials; delivery of lectures; supervision of Teaching Assistants; setting and marking of tests and exams; evaluation of final grades; contact with students.

Application instructions: Please submit a Unit 3 Sessional Instructor Application Form, Resume and Teaching Dossier to the MIE Undergraduate Office by email at [email protected] no later than May 13 2024 at 11:59pm (eastern time). The Course Instructor Application Form can be found on the MIE Careers page here: Applicants must include full contact information of their supervisor, plus two U of T employees (faculty of staff) who can testify to the teaching skills of the applicant. If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact [email protected]. The appointment will be made at the earliest possible time before the commencement of classes by the Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. No other offers or notices of the outcome of applications are authorized by the Department. Final availability of the position is contingent upon final course determination, enrolment, budgetary considerations, and the final determination of assignments flowing from Article 14:03 of the Collective Agreement.

Closing Date: 05/13/2024, 11:59PM EDT

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. 

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail. 

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

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