Job Board

Canada Research Chair, Tier II

Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition

Division of Medical Sciences

Posting Feb 21-April 12, 2019

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The Division of Medical Sciences invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition to complement and broaden the research interests of our core group of Neuroscience researchers. We welcome applications from basic scientists who have a primary focus on the molecular mechanisms of aging in the nervous system, with a strong indication of translational potential for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer disease, Vascular dementia, Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Frontotemporal dementia and related diseases. Experience in the use (and/or development) of animal models of cognitive disorders affecting the elderly and studies that range in scope from molecular to behavioural will be especially valued (including a broad range of approaches, like microscopy, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, and/or combinations thereof). The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 CRC and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the appropriate rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of research in aging and health at the University of Victoria. Three other Tier 2 CRCs in related areas of aging research are being recruited in addition to this position. The four new CRCs will be expected to engage with the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/aging/), which has a 25-year history of high-quality research, community outreach, and trainee support. Research strengths in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health are currently organized around cognitive health, lifelong health, and vulnerability and frailty. The new recruits will benefit from administrative support and collaborative opportunities provided within the Institute. 

Tier 2 CRCs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) was established to promote scholarship and innovation in medical education at the University of Victoria and to support the University of Victoria’s ongoing commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to health research. The successful nominee will complement and expand the current expertise of neuroscientists in the DMS. With its intimate and collaborative research environment and as host of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the DMS allows for direct and frequent interaction among PIs, thereby facilitating an interchange of ideas between postdocs and students across labs. We are also a group with a commitment to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to: racialization, marginalized sexualities, gender identity, Indigeneity and disability.

Requirements

The successful nominee will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Biology or related field, as well as postdoctoral training. They will have demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded, independent, original and innovative research program that focuses on important questions in the Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition with relevance to human health. The successful nominee will have also demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their field within the next five to ten years. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, having the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. The successful nominee will be supportive of diversity and inclusivity. 

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to women. Candidates from this group must self-identify.

Additional information

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

To be considered, please submit your application via email to: impadmin@uvic.ca with the subject heading “Aging and Cognition position” by Friday, April 12, 2019.Applications submitted after this date may be considered until a suitable candidate is identified. The successful candidate will be nominated to the CRC before the end of October 2019. Applications must include the following components compiled into a single PDF document:

  • A cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications, how they fulfill the criteria defined above, and how their research capacity would complement the existing research strengths of the DMS;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching dossier (including teaching skills statements, example syllabi, evaluation data);
  • A one-page statement identifying their strengths and experiences in promoting diversity;
  • Contact information for three references.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Bruce Wright, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Head, Division of Medical Sciences
University of Victoria
c/o impadmin@uvic.ca

Application deadline

Friday, April 12, 2019. Applications submitted after this date may be considered until a suitable candidate is identified.

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).


Sr. Officer, Data Assets (Maternity Leave 14 months)

1245 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1, Canada Req #625

 

Posting Feb 17-24, 2019

Ever wonder how the BC SPCA manages data? Who do we contact? What medium do we use? How do we choose in a multichannel communication world what to say, to who, and how? If you’re a data geek like me you’ll enjoy working at the BC SPCA surrounded by innovative thinkers in a supportive team environment. This Senior Officer position is exciting and fulfilling, and it just might be the best year of your career!

 

Do you love animals? Are you an experienced Raiser’s Edge specialist? We are currently looking to fill the temporary position of Senior Officer, Data Assets. This 14-month contract position is an important member of our team and critical to the smooth operation of our full spectrum fundraising activities.
 

This position is responsible for managing the BC SPCA’s relationship management assets including data integrity, compliance, and the flow of data between databases, to mail houses etc. In addition, they provide leadership around new data processes, data management and the development of expertise of Raiser’s Edge users. This work is supported by an Assistant, Data Assets.
 

To be successful in this role you will be exceptionally organized and detail oriented. We have a busy caseload of core data activities and special projects, and the position requires excellent project management skills. You have a demonstrated ability to critically analyze, spot inconsistencies and problem solve. 
 

The BC SPCA assists nearly forty-nine thousand animals in need every year and are funded by compassionate animal lovers who support our work and partner with us to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C. We are 125 years young and have 44 locations throughout BC, including our provincial office in Vancouver.
 

The results-driven BC SPCA Revenue Development team exemplifies excellence through professionalism, compassion and innovation. Our collaborative and dynamic team raises more than $27 million annually to help vulnerable animals across B.C. Come join us!
 

The BC SPCA compensation structure is regularly reviewed and adjusted based on external benchmarks. Starting placement on the range for this position will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.
 

Knowledge & Qualifications / Skills Required:
 

  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • 5+ years of senior-level experience with Raiser’s Edge database
  • Experience working with Luminate Online Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) desirable
  • Ideally some experience managing staff.
  • Excellent skills in customer/donor service required
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task and project manage
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, meet priorities and to work within a demanding work schedule with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional growth and education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills with MS Office and Outlook
  • Experience working in non-profit an asset

If you are up for the challenge, are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. When applying submit your resume and a cover letter as one document. Help us make a difference. 

No telephone calls please.  We thank you for your interest in joining the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Start Date: Monday, March 25, 2019


Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Data Analytics for Exercise, Mobility and Health

Posting Feb 5, 2019-  March 9, 2019.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science at Western University invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Data Analytics for Exercise, Mobility and Health at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Probationary (tenure-track). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a passion for studying the impact of physically active lifestyles and/or expertise on broadly defined health outcomes. They will have methodological expertise in techniques which may include, but are not limited to, machine learning, mHealth, internet of things data acquisition and analysis, mathematical modelling, or advanced statistical analysis.  

The successful candidate will hold a PhD with advanced background in Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Sciences, or Neurosciences, and/or in a quantitative discipline such as Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics and will be appointed either in the School of Kinesiology or jointly between Kinesiology and a department of the Faculty of Science such as Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. The successful candidate’s research interests will be supported by a record of external funding, publications in field-specific journals, and national/international exposure through invited lectures and/or conference symposia as appropriate for their discipline and career stage. Evidence of research leadership potential would be beneficial. In short, the successful candidate will be an emerging researcher with demonstrated research activity and creativity, acknowledged by peers as possessing the potential to achieve international recognition and to lead in their field in the next five to ten years, and possess the potential to attract and develop excellent trainees, students, and future researchers.

The Chairholder will be expected to contribute towards growing collaborations among researchers and resources within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science. The Chairholder may benefit from existing, and developing, interactions with world-class programs of research and outreach such as the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/), the Bone and Joint Institute (http://boneandjoint.uwo.ca/), the Brain and Mind Institute (http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/) and BrainsCAN initiative (http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan/), and the Parkwood Institute Research (https://www.lawsonresearch.ca/research-theme/parkwood-institute-research). Our researchers are supported by world-class facilities and infrastructure including the computational capacity in SHARCNET (www.sharcnet.ca) and the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (www.soscip.org). The Chairholder will be eligible to apply for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help acquire essential state-of-the-art equipment.

In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact Research Development at The University of Western Ontario at ResearchWesternCRC@uwo.ca for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chair website for full information, including further details on eligibility criteria. http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.  

The selected candidate will be nominated by The University of Western Ontario to apply for the Tier 2 CRC in Data Analytics for Exercise, Mobility and Health.  This academic appointment is conditional upon the successful award of the CRC Tier 2 to the candidate.

 

Western has a full-time enrolment of approximately 32,000 in a range of academic and professional programs, including a new professional Master’s program in Data Analytics http://uwo.ca/mda. With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.  Information about the Faculty of Health Sciences can be found at www.uwo.ca/fhs, the Faculty of Science at www.uwo.ca/sci, and Western at www.uwo.ca.The University of Western Ontario’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.  

Western University recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research intensive institution of higher learning and a community leader. Western understands that our pursuit of research excellence and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are mutually supporting. As such, Western is committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable representation amongst our Canada Research Chair holders, as well as within Western’s broader research enterprise.

The University of Western Ontario recognizes the potential impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.

The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2019.  Applicants are required to complete the Application for Full-Time Position form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf and submit it along with i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vitae, iii) a brief description of the candidate’s current research program, past accomplishments and future plans, iv) links to representative publications, and v) the names and contact information of three references as a single pdf file to:

Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director, School of Kinesiology

Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Room 2230, 3M Centre

1151 Richmond St. N.

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

laura.misener@uwo.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 8, 2019.

Please quote number HS 191 on all correspondence for this position.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director, School of Kinesiology at laura.misener@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 86000.


Faculty Appointment in Translational Pathology/Molecular Medicine

Posting Feb 5, 2019-  March 29, 2019.

The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University invites applications from internationally recognized scientists whose research is congruent with the objective of building an outstanding program in innovative translational research linking diagnostic pathology and clinical management.  The successful applicant will be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and is expected to participate in education and supervision/mentoring of trainees at all levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date for this position is September 1, 2019.

Applicants should have a proven track record of collaboration with academic physicians and they should be aware of the complexities of undertaking basic and patient-oriented research in a health care environment. They will have demonstrable experience in the creation and support of multidisciplinary teams to develop next generation technologies that can be used for:  i) the early diagnosis of disease; ii) assessing disease prognosis and progression; and/or iii) predicting therapeutic response. Examples of innovative translational strategies include the application of the various -omic sciences, mass spectrometry, innovative imaging technologies and artificial intelligence. Experience in commercialization and innovative research with industry partnership would be considered an asset.  

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”.   Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:  (i) a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); (ii) a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received); (iii) a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience; (iv) a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio; (v) the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees.

The deadline for applications is March 22nd, 2019.  Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. David Lillicrap, Chair of the search committee (c/o Ms. Barbara Latimer, bal@queensu.ca).

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Ms. Barbara Latimer in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at bal@queensu.ca.  

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.


Full Time Career Stream Pharmacology Instructor Position :  Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

Posting Jan 31, 2019-  March 3, 2019.

The Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University (www.medicine.dal.ca/pharmacology) invites applications to fill a full-time career stream instructor position. Primary responsibilities include contributing to the educational mission of the department, and to the development of education and educational research experiences necessary to support learners across the health sciences continuum. The Department Head will assign the Pharmacology Instructor responsibilities as necessary to meet the education mandate of the department.

The candidate must have a PhD in medical science, preferably in Pharmacology, or an MD (or equivalent). The successful candidate must demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in teaching, 2) excellence in communication and collaboration skills and 3) experience in an inter-professional work environment. Additional training and experience in education, educational research, and/or other scholarly activity will be considered as assets.

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019, with an intended start date of July 1, 2019.  Electronic applications are encouraged. The application must include a Curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement, a teaching dossier, a completed self-identification questionnaire (www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) and the names of three references sent to:

Lori.Lawson@dal.ca

or

Lori Lawson

Pharmacology Instructor Search Committee

Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

Dalhousie University

5850 College Street

PO Box 15000

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3H 4R2 CANADA  

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.


Head, Chemistry, University of Calgary

Posting Jan 22, 2019-  March 22, 2019.

The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research intensive universities, with over 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 14 faculties, over 1,800 academic staff, and over 3,200 non-academic staff across 5 campuses.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary has over 500 undergraduate and 100 graduate students and 80 academic and support staff.  Our innovative approach builds a strong community through teaching, learning, research, scholarship and collaborative partnerships. We conduct transformative research in sustainable energy and carbon capture as well as in chemical education. Our cutting-edge programs provide unique hands-on learning experiences and students flourish in a stimulating environment with access to state of the art laboratories and linkages to a global network of alumni.  We have developed local, national and international networks with strategic partners that have expanded our research capabilities, strengthened student experience and broadened our community outreach.  Our students, faculty and staff thrive within a community of innovators, learners and entrepreneurial thinkers.

Reporting to the Dean of Science, the Department Head serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for all aspects of the management, operation and development of the Chemistry department.  The Head recognizes opportunities and promotes academic and research activities through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation among colleagues.  The Head should be a relationship builder and strong communicator, demonstrating a passion for teaching, learning and research in Chemistry, while being the primary advocate and liaison for the department.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, collaborative leader and distinguished scholar in any area of Chemistry.  They demonstrate a notable track record in teaching, research excellence and community engagement.  The successful candidate will have an earned PhD along with academic qualifications commensurate with an appointment With Tenure at the rank of Associate Professor, as well as proven leadership and administrative proficiency.  Candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply.  The appointment as Head is for a five-year period with the possibility of renewal.

Through our Eyes High vision we have fundamentally transformed the University of Calgary. We have raised our global profile, enhanced the quality of undergraduate and graduate education, promoted innovation and excellence in scholarly activity, and provided significant returns to the community and economy both locally and beyond. Eyes High 2017-2022 will leverage our momentum and aspirations to be recognized as a top 5 research university in Canada, with a strong focus on student experience, campus culture and entrepreneurial thinking.  

Recently ranked the 4th most liveable city in the world by The Economist, and possessing one of the youngest populations of major cities in Canada, Calgary is home to the University of Calgary, world-class attractions, sporting amenities and public infrastructure that support healthy lifestyles. Calgary is a city of leaders—in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism with the highest concentration of entrepreneurs and Canadian head offices in Canada.  Situated in the sunny foothills of Canada’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a major urban centre surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment.

Consistently rated by the United Nations as the world’s best country to live in, Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area and is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. The 10th largest advanced economy in the world, relying upon its abundant natural resources and sophisticated international trade networks, Canada ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning.

To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/hr/academic_benefits_pension.

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.

To explore this opportunity contact Janet Soles and Associates at jsoles@jssearch.ca or forward your CV and related documents to uofc@jssearch.ca.  


PIPSC Research Officer – Women and Science (1 Year Term)

Posting Jan 21, 2019-  Jan 31, 2019.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 61,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Research Officer for a one-year term at its National Office in Ottawa.

The Position:

The Research Officer’s work will focus on the areas of women and science and science policy.  The Research Officer will: be part of a team of communications, mobilization and research staff; coordinate PIPSCs work on women and science; contribute to research related to government science policy and will work with members to advance projects and objectives related to women and science and government science policy more broadly.  

The Team

Our work focuses on the public interest, something to which our members have committed their careers.  PIPSC’s research team works on issues like tax fairness, government science policy, contracting out and many other issues important to public services.  Our researchers support bargaining teams with top quality research and analysis. Our research is used in PIPSC collective bargaining, campaigns, communications products, strategic planning, education and government relations efforts.    

As part of a team of researchers, communications experts, campaigners, negotiators and organizers you will work to advance our members rights, support our government relations efforts and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.   

What are we looking for?

A researcher with experience in areas such as science policy, women and science and gender analysis who can develop and apply this expertise in an action oriented environment.  Experience in a public policy or research environment, and a strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods is required. A basic understanding of unions and human rights is necessary.  Bilingualism is a definite asset.

Duties of the Position

  • Research policy issues and current affairs, particularly in the area of women and science and government science policy, affecting the Institute and its members and identify and recommend options for addressing issues. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and programs.
  • Prepare policy briefs, analyses and presentations to inform, defend and substantiate Institute policy positions.
  • Develop supportive research to substantiate Public Relations/Communications/ Government Relations related to women and science and government science issues. Interact with governmental and parliamentary bodies and parties.
  • Support collective bargaining with research, pay analysis, and bargaining surveys.

Click on the following link to view the job description:  http://www.pipsc.ca/portal/page/portal/temp/internal/jd-94.en.pdf

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have completed a university degree or equivalent in industrial relations, public administration, economics, or a related discipline with three to five years’ experience in research, compensation, and labour relations issues, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

The Salary: $71,779 to $89,724 (G5)

How to apply? Send your CV and a Cover Letter to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca reference competition 19/01.  The job will be open until filled.

Thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Concordia University
Three research chair positions: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

Posting Jan 16, 2019-  Feb 15, 2019.

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 a faculty complement of 230 professors. With 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: concordia.ca/ginacody

The Gina Cody School is seeking three outstanding candidate for the newly created research chair positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the aforementioned areas or in other related areas may also be considered. Each position represents a five-year renewable research chair that comes with an attractive research package.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field, with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering or similar engineering disciplines with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related area. She/he will conduct independent scholarly research, and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. As this is a senior research chair appointment, the incumbent is expected to provide leadership in their research area through initiatives that may include large team-based grants.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Cybersecurity and Internet of Things and possess a strong expertise in several of the following areas: cyber-security, cyber-physical systems, IoT security, cellular IoT, consumer and industrial IoT, advanced networking in IoT, edge computing, IoT for smart cities, and big data in IoT with a demonstrated ability to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings. Applicants must hold a PhD in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related engineering field. She/he shall have an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and committed to excellence in teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The ideal candidate is an internationally recognized researcher with an exceptional scholarly record, and has proven leadership qualities, and the ability to collaborate with industry. She/he is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the supervision of Masters and PhD students and attract strong external funding. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: fundamental research in machine learning or deep learning, and applications to areas such as natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and medical imaging. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in artificial intelligence in the department and have rich opportunities for intellectual interaction and collaboration with other leading researchers and in industry.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Concordia’s search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates and quote reference 3950 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Robotics Engineering, reference 3951 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things and reference 3952 for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence.

All applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy-policy/

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 individuals, 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.
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.


 

Dean, Faculty of Science 

Posting Dec 20, 2018-  Feb 20, 2019.

The University of Victoria (UVic) is recognized as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and ranks among the world’s best higher education institutions.  The over 21,000 students and 5,000 employees (including 900 faculty) benefit from the UVic Edge – the fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

UVic has innovative programs and strengths across the disciplines and professions, in areas including oceans and climate, matter and energy, society and health, genomics and proteomics, global change and sustainability, Indigenous studies and cultural studies, computational modelling and information processing, and fine and applied arts.  

The Faculty of Science is home to six world-class units, including Biochemistry & Microbiology; Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Ocean Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy.  With over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs, and 140 faculty, the Faculty prides itself on the exceptional education and research opportunities afforded its students.

The new Dean will bring a successful track record in significant administrative roles in a well-respected, research intensive university.  The Dean will have an excellent record in research and teaching, which they will bring to bear in their leadership role in promoting excellence in both.  A strategic thinker with the vision and insight to lead an exceptional Faculty of Science, the new Dean will bring strong interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative approach to academic administration.  Candidates must have the academic and research credentials to merit an appointment at the rank of Professor at UVic.

International and interdisciplinary in its perspective, UVic is a diverse and welcoming learning community, located next to the Pacific Ocean in a setting known for its outstanding beauty and quality of life.  To submit a nomination or to obtain further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Danielle Conn at Boyden at +1-604-685-0261 or the email below. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and related information in confidence to uvicscience@boyden.com

Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.


ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP IN SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY

Posting Dec 12, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019

The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in surface water hydrology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin 1 August 2019.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in surface water hydrology that integrates field hydrology with numerical modelling, Earth observation, and/or statistical hydrology.  Their research focus could range from small-basins to big-river scale and may include ecohydrology. They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in the water sciences and global environmental change. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, and the clear promise of excellence in teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology and other courses in the Physical Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time they apply for the position. Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with explicit statement of citizenship and/or residency status) explaining their interest in the position, a research statement outlining their achievements and a future research plan as they relate to the position and departmental research foci, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application. Applications should be submitted by webform at http://www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in-geography/posting-faculty-swh.html. References should be submitted by webform at http://www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in-geography/posting-faculty-swh/file-upload-reference.html

The deadline for applications is 22 February 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.


  Mechanical Engineering, Traditional and interdisciplinary areas of mechanical engineering (two positions)

 Posting Oct 5 – Nov 15, 2018

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications from qualified individuals for two tenure-track professorial-stream positions in traditional and interdisciplinary areas of mechanical engineering, one at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Associate Professor level, both to commence on July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in scholarly research and teaching in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates are expected to integrate with a young and vibrant department and willing to take scholarly initiatives that transcend the traditional boundaries of engineering and build on the existing strong foundations in the Department. Candidates should be able to teach a broad range of courses in Mechanical Engineering.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Candidates for the Associate Professor position must be currently registered as a Professional Engineer and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching and research. Innovative teaching ideas and experience will be an asset and a strong research track record commensurate with the rank of appointment is essential. The successful candidate must be able to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The candidate must be able to establish a strong, independently funded research program and assist in the administrative duties of both the department and university. Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor must have a proven track record of teaching excellence, an established and independently funded research program, and demonstrated excellence in training highly qualified personnel.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills required to solve challenging real-world problems. We recently graduated our first Mechanical Engineering undergraduate cohort in 2018 and are excited to continue to expand our teaching and research programs. The Department offers BEng, MASc and PhD degree programs. Our department is focused on inter-disciplinary and collaborative research which offers a wide range of opportunities to both our undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit our website for more details about our exciting program: http://mech.lassonde.yorku.ca/

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/new-faculty/. A complete on-line application should include (1) a cover letter clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting career achievements, areas of research, teaching experience, list of publications and awards/honours, as well as research grants and students supervised (the last two items are especially important for the Associate Professor position); (3) a statement of research plans detailing the intended projects to be pursued, envisioned resources, and external funding ideas to allow executing the research plans (maximum 3 pages); (4) a statement of teaching plan especially for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Lassonde School of Engineering (maximum 2 pages); (5) three samples of the candidate’s most significant scholarly work. (6) the names and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters. Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2018.


Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, YORK UNIVERSITY

Posted Sept 12, 2018- Nov 30, 2018

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track professorial-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Geotechnical Engineering to commence on July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will contribute to the Department’s goal of establishing a state-of-the-art advanced experimental geotechnics facility, focused on laboratory and field testing of saturated, unsaturated and frozen soils, and other geomaterials, such as waste and mine tailings. Other focus areas of this position can include: geotechnical field instrumentation and monitoring for geohazards; environmental geotechnics; energy geotechnics; experimental geochemistry; transportation geotechnics; and mining geotechnics. The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate geotechnical engineering courses.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca.  Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/new-faculty/. A complete on-line application should include a cover letter (clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered, their professional engineering registration status, and citizenship); a detailed CV; a teaching statement; a statement of research interests and plan; three sample research publications; and names and contact details of at least three references. Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2018. Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and this position may be made to Professor Dan Palermo, PhD, PEng (dan.palermo@lassonde.yorku.ca), Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.


Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering

Posted Sept 12, 2018- Nov 30, 2018

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track professorial-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Transportation Engineering to commence on July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will contribute to the Department’s goal of establishing a strong research program in Transportation Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following fields: intelligent transportation systems (ITS); connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV); smart cities; and transportation data analytics using innovative technologies such as AI, IoT, etc. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: intelligent transportation systems (ITS); traffic operations; public transit; transportation planning; transportation logistics; transportation economics; and geometric design.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca.  Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/new-faculty/. A complete on-line application should include a cover letter (clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered, their professional engineering registration status, and citizenship); a detailed CV; a teaching statement; a statement of research interests and plan; three sample research publications; and names and contact details of at least three references. Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2018. Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and this position may be made to Professor Dan Palermo, PhD, PEng (dan.palermo@lassonde.yorku.ca), Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.


Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, YORK UNIVERSITY

Posted Sept 12, 2018- Nov 30, 2018

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track professorial-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Water Resources Engineering to commence on July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will contribute to the Department’s goal of establishing a multi-faceted research program on integrated water resources management, sustainable use of water resources, and water security in the context of climate change. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research expertise in one or more of the following areas: water supply and distribution networks; water reuse and treatment technologies; water use efficiency and footprint in urban settings; decision-support, simulation and optimisation tools for water systems; and the impact of climate change on urban and agricultural water systems. The successful candidate will also play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, hydrology, hydraulic structures, river engineering, water supply engineering, and water resources engineering.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca.  Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/new-faculty/. A complete on-line application should include a cover letter (clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered, their professional engineering registration status, and citizenship); a detailed CV; a teaching statement; a statement of research interests and plan; three sample research publications; and names and contact details of at least three references. Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2018. Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and this position may be made to Professor Dan Palermo, PhD, PEng (dan.palermo@lassonde.yorku.ca), Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.


Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering,  School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

The University of Guelph invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the inaugural Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Barrett Chair will develop and advance an impactful research program in sustainable food engineering and provide transformational leadership to food engineering research and training at the University of Guelph. With generous support from the Barrett Family Foundation, the Chair will increase national and international awareness of sustainable food engineering issues through the development of Canada’s first national roundtable on sustainable food engineering technology and a collaborative industry research advisory group. The Chair will engage with local, national, and international research networks and industry leaders to develop long-term solutions to industry challenges and ensure a greener, more sustainable food industry. By pioneering innovative courses and curriculum, increasing collaboration between the University and industry and engaging and developing highly qualified personnel the Chair will contribute to undergraduate and graduate education and strengthen the University’s capacity to respond to food industry issues.

As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished interdisciplinary scholar whose career has successfully spanned both academia and industry. Your distinguished record of scholarly achievement is evidenced by high-impact publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and/or a record of successful patents. With the proven ability to build partnerships, strengthen reputation, and attract international visibility to both your own work and the work of those around you, you are viewed as a leader in your field of study. You are a mentor, coach, and relationship builder who can work in collaboration with others to identify industry challenges and support innovative solutions. You have proven that you possess the expertise, drive, energy, and ambition required to build a research program that is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and internationally recognized and further support and complement the University’s strengths in food research and teaching. You hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and are a Professional Engineer in Canada or have credentials which will allow you to become registered in Canada.

The University of Guelph has achieved prominence in Canada and around the world for its commitment to student learning and innovative research. It is dedicated to cultivating the essentials of our quality of life – food, water, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture, and learning. The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues, and a concern for international development.  Approximately 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University, which has a special mandate to deliver food and agricultural, engineering and technology, business, art, science and veterinary programs and services to Ontario.

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 of Engineering is comprised of 58 faculty members, 35 staff and technicians, 1800 undergraduate students, and over 300 graduate students. Its leadership is bolstered by the University’s unique research and development partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. While housed within the School of Engineering, the Chair will also work closely with the Food Science Department.

This position is for a 5-year renewable term and the Chair will hold a tenured faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the School of Engineering within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Following the five-year term, the faculty member will continue to hold a tenured appointment with the School of Engineering. The successful candidate can expect generous research support, a collegial and supportive environment, and the experience of working in Canada’s Food University.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin August 14th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please provide a complete application including statement of interest articulating a long-term vision of the outcomes arising from the chair and related activities, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), to guelphfoodchair@kbrs.ca or apply online at www.kbrs.ca/Careers/12376

To learn more, or to make a nomination, please contact Laura Godsoe at 1 902 421 7544.