Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Biological Engineering

College: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: March 2, 2022
Deadline: April 30, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-18

Position Description:

The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Biological Engineering program, with a focus in Integrated Sustainable Engineering, at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have research expertise in such areas of engineering applications as microbial bioprocess systems, bioreactor processes, omics technologies for areas such as bio-industrial manufacturing of chemicals, materials, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals/biotherapeutics, food processing, and agri-food. The ideal candidate will develop an internationally recognized, externally-funded and independent research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, develop and teach innovative graduate and undergraduate courses in support of the Biological Engineering major as well as common engineering core, and provide service to the University and the engineering profession. Possible undergraduate course may include, but are not limited to, unit operations, bioprocessing engineering, biological engineering systems, engineering sustainability, and bioreactor design.

The candidate must have a first degree in engineering and an earned doctorate degree in a field relevant to agricultural engineering / bioresource engineering / biosystems engineering / biotechnology / chemical engineering or a closely related field. Eligibility for a professional engineering license in the Province of Ontario is a requirement of this position at the time of hiring.

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 62 faculty members, 34 staff and technicians, 1700 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students.

The University of Guelph is the third 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 over 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 on May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching vision (max. 4 pages), (4) a statement of research and development vision (max. 4 pages), (5) A statement to provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The statement may include content such as views, experiences, and plans for fostering EDI (max. 1 page). (6) two of their best recent journal publications relevant to biological/biochemical/sustainable engineering, and (7) the contact details for five referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Ibrahim Deiab
Acting Director
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: soe.facultyhiring@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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