Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

The Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidates.  Candidates with expertise in the areas of process systems engineering (with emphasis on data analytics), polymer engineering, and water/energy are encouraged to apply. The position is available from July 1, 2020.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Registration as a Professional Engineer of Ontario or eligibility to acquire registration in Canada is an essential qualification. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.  They will also be expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties.  Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required. 

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.

McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning within a diverse environment.  The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace.  The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional development. McMaster Chemical Engineering has a very strong reputation in both research and teaching as one of the top schools for Chemical Engineering in Canada. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, a selection of research publications, a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Kindly provide the names of at least four references who can speak to your academic and research performance (with postal and email addresses).  In both your research and teaching statements, please also describe how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community.  Some current examples of activities, include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized or disadvantaged.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Postings, Job #) to the attention of:

Chair of the Selection Committee
Department of Chemical Engineering
McMaster University,
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L7

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905‐525‐9140 ext. 222‐HR (22247).

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.  The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.  The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBQT+ persons.  Job applicants requiring accommodations to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.

Nominations for Elections for Officers of the Systems & Control Division

We will be holding elections for all four officer positions at the at the upcoming annual general meeting of our division in Halifax (date not yet set but most likely will be the afternoon of October 21, 2019). The open positions, for three year terms beginning October 24, 2019 and ending on the last day of the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in 2022, are: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasury, and Secretary.

Anyone who is interested in running for a position should contact the Secretary (Dr. Zukui Li) at zukui@ualberta.ca on or before October 19, 2019. All candidates will be given the opportunity to speak at the AGM prior to the vote of the membership.

Keynote videos from CSChE 2018 Uploaded

Videos from the Systems & Control Division’s keynote lectures given at the XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Toronto are now available for viewing.

The speakers include national and international PSE leaders Leo Chang (Dow Chemical), Prof. Tom Duever (Ryerson), Prof. Anna Inés Torres (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), and Prof. Martin Guan (Queens).

Check out the Recorded Seminars section to watch.

Process Systems Engineering à la Canada Special Issue Extended

The deadline for submissions to the special issue in Processes called “Process Systems Engineering à la Canada” has been extended to May 31. PSE researchers in Canada and anyone presenting at the 2018 CSChE Conference in Toronto are especially encouraged to submit to this issue in order to highlight the best of Canadian PSE research.

Remember, there is a 20% discount on publication fees for Systems & Control division members!