University of Victoria: Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Posted on Dec. 10, 2017
The University of Victoria acknowledges and respects 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 University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities,
demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate
programs. The University’s 26,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic
Edge – the potent fusion of dynamic learning, and research with vital impact in an extraordinary
academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial
leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific
Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and
international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and
beyond. For more information about our university, please visit www.uvic.ca.
UVic’s Faculty of Engineering is an exciting place to be. The Faculty is home to approximately 2,500
undergraduate, 550 graduate students and 94 faculty members including 10 Canada Research Chairs
and an NSERC Environmental Design Chair. Comprised of 4 departments – Computer Science; Civil
Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering – the Faculty of
Engineering is nationally and internationally recognized for high quality teaching and research and for
the national and international co-op opportunities provided to its students.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean is responsible for providing strategic
and visionary leadership and administrative oversight of the Faculty of Engineering. This is a
tremendous opportunity for an inspiring and effective academic administrator to provide dynamic
leadership during a period of significant program, research and enrolment growth and to lead the Faculty
in its first major capital campaign. UVic is seeking an excellent communicator with a commitment to
interdisciplinary teaching and research and the success of all students, faculty and staff. The Dean will
facilitate and enhance the Faculty through an open and collegial style, have outstanding interpersonal
skills that are oriented towards community building and consultation, and bring a creative approach to
problem solving. Experience building relationships with a range of external partners and an interest or
experience in fundraising are critical for success.
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with
disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who
may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Should you want to learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call Cameron Geldart or Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science, Department of Microbiology: Assistant Professor in Systems Microbiology (Position # 24873)
Posted on Dec. 10, 2017
The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2018, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research; however, exceptional candidates at any level are welcome to apply. Outstanding candidates in any area of Microbiology will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in systems microbiology with a focus on host-microbe interactions, microbe-microbe interactions, microbial communities, bioprocessing or microbe-based bioremediation. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes, such as relevant research experience, in systems microbiology or a related field. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.
The Department currently has 14 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and three Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in microbiology. The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microbiological growth and analysis facilities, a fluorescence microscopy suite and an x-ray diffraction facility, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Plant Science, Biosystems Engineering, and Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Further information about the Department can be obtaine from umanitoba.ca/faculties/science/departments/Microbiology. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at winnipeg.ca. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, and a three page research plan should be sent to Deborah.Court@umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the same email address. Please ensure to specify position number 24873 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at Deborah.Court@umanitoba.ca
The closing date for receipt of applications is March 2, 2018. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science: Assistant Professor in Statistics and Microbiology (Position # 24885)
Posted on Dec. 10, 2017
The Department of Statistics and the Department of Microbiology invite applications for a joint, full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2018, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Outstanding candidates in any area integrating Statistics and Microbiology will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the faculty’s strengths in interdisciplinary problems relating to bioinformatics or phylogenetic analysis, or research related to host-microbe interactions, ‘omics level analyses of populations or communities of microbes.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in microbiology/biology or statistics/mathematics or a related field, with research that spans the disciplines of microbiology and statistics. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To enhance our departments and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.
The Department of Statistics currently has 12 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 5 instructors, and the Department of Microbiology currently has 14 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 3 instructors. Both departments offer a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs, and aim to strengthen these programs through this interdisciplinary position. The Department of Statistics has strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Biological Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Finance. The Department of Microbiology has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microbiological growth and analysis facilities, a fluorescence microscopy suite and an x-ray diffraction facility, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Plant Science, Biosystems Engineering, and Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from umanitoba.ca/science/statistics; and www.sci.umanitoba.ca/microbiology. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera,
dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at winnipeg.ca.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy (and evidence of high quality teaching if available), a summary of research interests (highlighting interdisciplinary aspects), and a three-page research plan should be sent to email@example.com (a single PDF file is preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 24885 in the application. The applicant should also arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to the above email address. For further information contact the Search Committee Chairs at Liqun.Wang@umanitoba.ca (Statistics) and Deborah.Court@umanitoba.ca (Microbiology). The closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2018. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Elves Technologies Inc.: Senior Digital Holography Researcher
Posted on Dec. 10, 2017
Company Operating Name: Elves Technologies Inc.
Business Address: 2-831 3rd Street West, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K7
Position Title: Senior Digital Holography Researcher (NOC 2111)
Reports To: Chief Research Scientist Digital Holography Research
Terms of Employment: Permanent full-time
Language of Work: English
About the Company: Elves Technologies Inc. is a venture company spearheading digital 3D inspection solutions for dynamic tech innovations in microelectronics, manufacturing, life sciences, biotechnology and beyond. We understand that novel nano and microscopic components require novel inspection systems, and strive to ensure that technology functions the way it is supposed to from its nanoscale. In response to demand of advanced technologies in manufacturing printed circuit boards, semiconductors, OLED/QLED displays, microelectronic parts and optical devices, we research and develop proprietary algorithms and technologies for a cutting-edge digital 3D microscope.
Our technology is a breakthrough in the field of metrology, enabling manufacturers to eliminate errors and defects by examining the microscopic world in real-time high resolution 3D with a wide field of view. In other words, it gives manufacturers the confidence they need to release high-finish, flawless products in competitive volumes. With a monopoly in inspection solutions, Elves Technologies is an imperative to this ever-rising market.
Job Summary: Elves Technologies Inc. is seeking a Senior Digital Holography Researcher who is ready to take the lead on our digital holographic microscope design, algorithm research, development and implementation, speckle noise removal, image processing algorithm development, and experiment and trial efforts, including transitioning the prototype into a product. In addition to researching and developing novel algorithms for digital holographic microscope products, position duties also include practical system setup and implementation, fine tuning mechanical and optical parts/components to enable accurate three-dimensional measurement, and finding solutions for high precision measurement challenges.
With expert knowledge and hands-on R&D experience in digital holography microscope, a novel algorithm tackling the challenges of heterogeneously characterized target object measurements and of wide and tall measurement range should be researched, developed and continually enhanced.
Electronics and controllers, optics, lasers, machine vision camera, and image processing integration to a computer will be a key part of our productization efforts. The Senior Digital Holography Researcher will also be responsible for leading, guiding and growing Elves’ Research Team, and establishing appropriate processes and culture going forward. The candidate will possess a sense of humour and enjoy doing what it takes to get multiple tasks done.
Lead and oversee the Research and Development Team, analyze User requirements, map out a R&D Strategy, schedule R&D, construct a R&D budget and collaborate with the Business Development Team.
Refine digital holographic microscope specifications requested by customers.
Study and select parts/components for optimal product design of holographic microscope products.
Design digital holographic microscope including optics, mechanics, electrical and electronic parts/components, and computer.
Invent novel holography algorithms, implement and prove algorithms in MATLAB and/or C/C++, tune and calibrate the holographic microscope system, and experiment, test, and analyze with the Chief Research Scientist Digital Holography Research.
Research and develop novel speckle noise removal algorithm along with in-painting and/or graphical algorithm to create smooth 3D depth map data for target objects error detection.
Research and develop advanced arbitrary phase shifting and phase unwrapping algorithm.
Create documentation including product specifications, system configuration drawings, bills of material, detailed design documents, white papers and patent documents.
Work with Mechanical Engineers and oversee high precision machine Vendors for outsourced works.
Masters Degree (PhD preferred) in Physics/Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering/Experimental Mechanics or related field with 5+ years of
5+ years of experience in digital holographic microscope and related fields with outstanding
5+ years of experience in optical/mechanical and laser application design systems.
Strong experience in laser, fiber devices, liquid crystal and nano devices, piezo devices, industrial machine vision camera, optomechanical parts, optical tolerances and design considerations.
Demonstrated understanding of assumptions and pros/cons of simulating tools for optical system design.
5+ years of experience using MATLAB, LabVIEW and/or C/C++ for algorithm implementation for proof-of- concept.
Experience taking products to market with increased desirability.
Experience realizing interfaces with camera, optical switch and various controllers with a computer either with USB or PCIe.
Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced startup environment.
Must possess excellent communication skills and enjoy collaboration and cooperation with members of the team.
Wage: Senior Digital Holography Researcher’s base salary shall be $110,000.00 CAD per annum. In addition to the base salary, the Board may award an annual bonus of up to 10.0% of the base salary to the Researcher following the end of each fiscal year during the employment period upon the company achieving certain operating targets as determined by the Board at the beginning of each fiscal year.
Benefits Package: We offer 2 weeks of vacation, extended medical and dental insurance, professional
development, and transit/parking allowances. We also provide relocation package including airfare
and accommodation deposit.
Location of Work: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing Address: 2-831 3rd Street West, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K7
University of Toronto Scarborough: Assistant Professor – Indigenous Knowledge and Canadian Environmental Policy
Posted on Dec. 5, 2017
(Req ID# 1701631); Deadline: January 29, 2018
The University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Indigenous Knowledge and Canadian Environmental Policy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed to a relevant cognate discipline depending on their area of expertise.
We are seeking candidates with a geographic focus on Canada alone or on Canada within an international context. We welcome a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches, with the appointment of the successful candidate in one or more of the Departments of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Political Science, and/or Biological Sciences, depending on area(s) of expertise.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science, Political Science, or Biological Sciences, or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and must have a demonstrated record of research and publications centered on Indigenous environmental knowledge and politics or policy, as well as proven experience in community-engaged scholarship. A demonstrated record of experience and engagement including relationship
building, long-standing relationships, and possible work with community leaders and Elders with at least one Indigenous community in Canada is required. Candidates must also demonstrate long-term experience and engagement with Indigenous organizations and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.
A demonstrated record of research and teaching excellence in one of the following fields would be an asset:
* The role and status of Indigenous knowledge in environmental law/policy- making and legal disputes.
* Decolonizing environmental and natural resource governance.
* The legal rights of Indigenous peoples related to land use and title and the relationship with the land.
* Legal standing and political influence of Indigenous communities in international environmental negotiations and organization (i.e. Arctic Council, climate negotiations).
* Indigenous environmental justice movements.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research in Indigenous environmental studies, foster research activities with Indigenous communities in Canada, and may combine areas of expertise across the Departments of Physical and Environmental Science, Political Science, and/or Biological Sciences.
The successful candidate will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading, field relevant, academic journals, or forthcoming impactful publications, presentations at significant conferences, a strong record in Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing including a letter of support commenting on
Indigenous community engagement.
The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of the core curricula within one of the following departments, or interdisciplinary curricula that links two or more of these departments:
Departments of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Political Science, and/or Biological Sciences. They may also have the opportunity to participate in developing new graduate programs at UTSC.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This can be demonstrated through a teaching portfolio including coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, strong endorsements from referees, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, excellent course evaluations, and/or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as
a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience in leading successful workshops and seminars.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community.
All qualified applicants should apply here.
A complete application must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a teaching dossier, as well as a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement. If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Sue-Ann Hicks (email@example.com). Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to- apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should list a minimum of three referees and arrange for these persons to submit their letter of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is January 29, 2018.
This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and
especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/
Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by
search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning
purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.
Simon Fraser University: Dean, Faculty of Science
Posted on Nov. 21, 2017
Ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive research university, and with a vision to become Canada’s leading engaged university, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. SFU has three vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities (Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey), and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.
SFU today includes more than 150,000 alumni, 26,000 full-time equivalent students, 2,600 faculty and staff, and a $488-million operating budget.
The Faculty of Science at SFU is a national and international leader in research and science education. Generating $30-million in annual research support, the Faculty’s 190 tenure track faculty are organized in eight departments: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Physics, and Statistics and Actuarial Science. With 4,600 FTE undergraduate students,450 graduate students, and a significant number of post docs, 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 well-respected, research intensive universities. The Dean will have a strong track record in research and teaching, which they will bring to bear in their role in promoting excellence in both. A strategic leader with the vision and insight to lead an exceptional Faculty of Science, the new Dean will be 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 as a professor at SFU.
For more information on this exceptional leadership opportunity at one of Canada’s leading universities, please contact Alex Verdecchia or Brent Cameron at Boyden by telephone at +1 (604) 685-0261. To apply for this position, please click here.
SFU is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
UBC: Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Tenure Track
Posted on Oct. 19, 2017
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in microbiology, with emphasis on the following themes: bacterial pathogenesis and virulence, commensalism, antibiotic resistance, and anti-infective/anti-microbial agents. Individuals using molecular or cellular approaches to uncover host-bacteria interaction mechanisms in any experimental system are encouraged to apply.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in this field. The successful applicant will be expected to
develop a strong, externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, collaborate with other faculty members, actively
participate in service to the department, university, and academic/scientific community, and deliver outstanding teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses. S/he is expected to be able to teach introductory, upper level, and graduate courses in bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial physiology, and bacterial genetics. The ability to teach introductory bioinformatics would be an asset. Evidence of teaching excellence and an interest in innovative teaching methods are required. The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology which consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in microbiology, immunology, virology, and host-pathogen interactions. S/he will have laboratory space in the UBC Life Sciences Center, which houses the Life Sciences Institute, a world-class group of 85 laboratories carrying out fundamental research in molecular and cellular life sciences. The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with a large and diverse community of researchers at UBC and affiliated hospitals. Established research groups and facilities include the Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and the Centre for Drug Research and Development. The successful applicant will also have access to state-of- the-art proteomics, genomics, and flow cytometry, as well as the Centre for Disease Modeling, which enables the use of rodent models of disease, the FINDER level-3 biosafety containment facility, and imaging facilities that include a Titan Krios 300kV cryo-electron microscope.
Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up and infrastructure development funds will be
provided. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate is expected to assume the position by no later than September 1, 2018.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed summary of research interests describing two potentially fundable projects (maximum 5 pages), and a statement of teaching
accomplishments and interests to Dr. Parvin Bolourani at email@example.com. In addition, the applicant should arrange for support from at least 3 referees to be sent to the same e-mail address.
Review of completed applications with reference letters will begin on December 1, 2017. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the
inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.