posted on June 26, 2015

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking multiple Academic Staff Members – Co-operative Education (ASM-CE) (permanent and for up to a 3-year term) for the Engineering Co-operative Education Office commencing as soon as possible. These positions were previously titled Co-operative Education Coordinator.  The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Program at Memorial University has a student body of over 1,200 students with, approximately, a 75-25% male–female mix in disciplines including Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Ocean and Naval Architecture, and Process Engineering.  The Engineering Co-operative Education Office is responsible for the overall operation of the mandatory work term component of the BEng Program which is one of the oldest and most successful Co-operative Education programs in the country, placing up to 1,200 students a year with reputable employers locally, nationally, and internationally.

The duties and responsibilities of the successful candidates include developing suitable work term opportunities, monitoring and evaluating students in the workplace, making promotion recommendations to Faculty Council, providing individual career and professional development counseling, managing the student placement process, developing and presenting professional development seminars, implementing appropriate reflective learning activities, and academic service.  Travel is required within the province, nationally, and occasionally internationally.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in engineering and should be eligible for membership in Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).  Applications from all disciplines are welcomed.  A graduate degree in a relevant area of study would be considered an asset.  Ideally, the applicants should also have prior experience in co-operative education at the university level.  A past focus on, or genuine interest in, student development and student success is essential.  At least five years of practical experience combined with broad knowledge of the operations and functions of industry, government, and business along with the ability to work in a strong team environment and provide effective liaison between students, employers, and the University is required. Salary will be as stipulated by the MUN / MUNFA Collective Agreement.    

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.

The closing date for applications is July 17, 2015. Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, reference number and a clear statement of strengths related to this role, should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Greg Naterer, Dean,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7

REFERENCES # ENGI-2015-002/ ENGI-2015-010 (Permanent ASM-CE);

ENGI-2015-013 (Three-year Term ASM-CE)

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.