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Tenure-Track Position in Smart Materials
Concordia University


Date Posted Oct. 15, 2020
Title Tenure-Track Position in Smart Materials
University Concordia University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department Chemical and Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 5, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Engineering - Other
 
 

Tenure-Track Position in Smart Materials
Last updated: October 6, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Job title: Faculty Position in Smart Materials
Position code: 20_T_CME_M
Date posted: October 15, 2020
Application deadline: January 5, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of smart materials. Examples of research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: shape-memory materials, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, self-propelling particles, sensor materials, photovoltaic and photocatalytic materials, and energy storage materials with applications in chemical and materials engineering. This call extends to all individuals with interest in novel material design. The appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor 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.

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.

Qualifications and assets
Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline and have a background in Chemical Engineering. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required. The candidate will conduct independent scholarly research, attract strong external funding and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the supervision of MASc and PhD students, and to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply
Applications should be addressed to: Alex De Visscher, Professor and Chair (email: CME-Chair@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_T_CME_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by January 5, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2021 or shortly 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 background, as well as lived and 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

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
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.

Adaptive measures
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
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Information about the Department
Established in 2017, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Concordia University is rapidly growing into a hub for next-generation research on sustainability and novel materials. The Department aims to be at the forefront of the transition of the chemical industry from a resource-based sector to a cornerstone of the circular economy of the future. For more information about the Department, please visit: www.concordia.ca/cme.
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Information about the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked among the top 10 engineering schools in Canada. The School is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 235 faculty members. The School has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. Its research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. Concordia University and the School attract a high quality, diverse student population in all its programs. For more information on the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, please visit: www.concordia.ca/ginacody.
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Information about Concordia
Profoundly global, Concordia is North America’s top university under the age of 50 and is recognized for attracting some of the most talented faculty and students from around the world. Driven by ambition, innovation and a commitment to research and community engagement, Concordia is celebrated for advancing transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact.
Located on two campuses in the heart of Montreal, Concordia is a next-generation university. Given the skills of our faculty and the strengths of local and global partnerships, we set our sights further and more broadly than others and align the quality of learning opportunities to larger trends and substantial challenges facing society.

Researchers at Concordia are leading investigations into some of the world’s most critical issues, such as health, Indigenous futures, sustainability and cities – more important today than ever. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications.

With 118 research chairs, 24 research centres and institutes, and research income of more than $56 million annually, Concordia is fast advancing on its strategic direction to Double Our Research. Our nine far-looking directions demonstrate the university’s commitment to being agile and innovative and ensuring student success. Our 6,600 faculty and staff and 50,800 students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, technology and pedagogical support, and compelling program offerings in our four faculties, library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. These modern venues, such as the Applied Science Hub and modular Learning Square, allow us to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

"Concordia is a young, forward-looking university. It’s a unique place where experimentation, innovation and creativity are truly valued. Our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni all contribute to our momentum as Canada’s next-gen university." – Concordia President Graham Carr.
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Information about Montreal
Montreal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city – safe, clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With a population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres and has been named the best student city in the world. It offers the most affordable tuition in Canada.
The city enjoys a thriving multicultural scene. Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant anglophone population, it is one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world.
Montreal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals. It was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.
The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming and film.
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Territorial Acknowledgement
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’keh√°:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohti√°:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.


  • Employment Equity
    Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
    Immigration status
    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 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. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
    Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    or
    No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


 
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