Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) McGill University

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Canada Research Chair (Tier II)

The Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Green Process Engineering. The position reflects McGill University’s strategic commitment in Green Chemistry and to the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative. The selected candidate will be nominated for a prestigious Canada Research Chair Tier II and is expected to establish a vibrant research program in the general area of Green Process Engineering. A CRC Tier II is a junior chair to be held by an Assistant Professor with a recent PhD (earned not more than 10 years before the CRC application date, but justifications are considered for longer delays related to career interruptions or other personal circumstances). The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described in detail at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3. Research programs of interest in the general area of Green Process Engineering include: Green and Sustainable Energy, Green Materials, Green and Sustainable Chemical Processes, Green Chemistry, Advanced Separation Processes, Process Integration, Process Intensification, Chemical Looping Processing, Sustainable Processing, Biobased Feedstock Processing, or Design for Recycling.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering or Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is paramount. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service. The successful candidate should either hold a license to practice engineering in one of the Canadian provinces, or be eligible for licensure. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over 500 million dollars in competitive research funding annually. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys. The Department of Chemical Engineering has a long tradition of research and teaching excellence (more than 100 years), and currently hosts 17 dynamic faculty members in several research areas (http://www.mcgill.ca/chemeng/research). The Department is committed to excellence in teaching in its undergraduate and graduate programs in Chemical Engineering and values service contributions of its faculty members to the University, the profession and society at large. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the university-wide McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (http://www.mcgill.ca/mssi), and will contribute to McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching and service.

Review of applications for the position will commence on October 1st, 2017, and the application process will be open until the position is filled. The expected appointment start date is August 2018. Interested candidates must submit an application dossier which includes the following: (i) a cover letter and curriculum vitae; (ii) a statement of teaching and research interests; (iii) names and addresses of three referees; and (iv) up to 5 relevant recent publications. These documents must be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF file in the order specified above to Professor Sasha Omanovic, Chair of Faculty Search Committee at info.chemeng@mcgill.ca. As our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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