Faculty Position in Sustainable Electrochemical Engineering
Date posted: September 23, 2019 2019
Revised: October 7, 2019
Application deadline: December 15, 2019
Position code: 19_T_CME_M2
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of sustainable electrochemical engineering. This call extends to all individuals with interests in the area of electrocatalysis for reactions relevant for sustainability, such as the conversion of CO2 to value-added products, and/or nitrogen gas to ammonia. The appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor but exceptional candidates at the Associate level may also be considered.
The successful candidate will join a newly established Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and is expected to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative environment within and outside the department. Commensurate with the rank, the successful candidate must have the potential for or have an exceptional track record of world-class research; attracting competitively awarded research funds, as well as teaching and curriculum development within the area of the position. For more information about the department, please visit: ginacody.ca/cme
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.
About the Faculty
Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and 235 faculty members. The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. The School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit: www.concordia.ca/ginacody
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Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant Engineering discipline and have a background in Chemical Engineering. Eligibility for certification as a Professional Engineer in Quebec or in another Canadian province is essential. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset.
How to apply
Applications should consist of a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (19_T_CME_M2), a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2020 or soon thereafter.
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.
As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- conducting research with underrepresented and / or underserved communities
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
Electronic applications (PDF) are preferred and should be sent by email to:
Dr. Alex De Visscher, Chair
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.