Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor - Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Biocomposites and Bio-based Nanomaterials

College: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: December 5, 2018
Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #18-73

Position Description:

The School of Engineering (SOE) at the University of Guelph invites internal applications from faculty in the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (CEPS) for the position of a CRC Tier 1 in the area of Biocomposites and Bio-based Nanomaterials to lead and augment an existing complement of researchers in the SOE and the greater University community.

The successful candidate will reside in the School of Engineering. Biocomposites and Bio-based Nanomaterials research strives to replace (or at least supplement, in the case of biocomposites) ecologically unfriendly chemical products (e.g., petroleum-based ones) with novel “green” materials derived from biomass arising from the agricultural and forestry sectors. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in furthering the goals outlined in the University’s Strategic Research Plan and will also help the School of Engineering and CEPS to enhance strategically important undergraduate programs in Biological Engineering and Nanoscience, and graduate programs in Engineering and Biophysics.

This CRC position is expected to further improve the nationally and internationally recognized research program of the candidate.

The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present, the School is comprised of over 50 faculty members, 25 staff and technicians, 1800 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of teaching vision, a statement of research vision and the contact points for five references to the address below. The position is subject to final budgetary confirmation. Please state in the subject line of your email the position title you are applying for. Please include in the subject line of the email position reference: CRC Tier 1, Biocomposites and Bio-based Nanomaterials.

The Director,
School of Engineering,
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
FAX: 519-836-0227

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to address the underrepresentation of individuals from four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and members of visible minorities/racialized groups) within its allocation of Canada Research Chairs. For this position, the university seeks applications from qualified applicants from members of visible minorities/racialized groups only. Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. We encourage applicants to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application and through the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative.

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