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Indigenous Outreach Coordinator (2 positions)- Contractor Opportunity 

Posting until Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Reporting to the Director of Youth Engagement, the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of programs for indigenous youth that explore STEM subjects while supporting the running of the existing flagship programs (Quantum Leaps, eMentoring, and workshops).

Contract term: Jan 1, 2019 until Dec 31, 2019 (12-month term)

Time commitment:

SCWIST is seeking two Indigenous Outreach Coordinators. For each contractor, the standard hours are an average of 5 hours per week, equivalent to 250 hours within the year. These hours are estimates and exact hours will be determined by the contractor and Director Youth Engagement or the President.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders involved in the science education of Indigenous communities in BC (either in the lower mainland or in the interior of BC).
  • Design and deliver innovative STEM programs for indigenous youth. As this will involve new programming with new communities, one large event (formerly called IndGenius Camps) or several small events (workshops) are expected to be conducted throughout the year.
    • Recruiting and training volunteers to run these events may be required.
    • Promoting events and summarizing feedback for reporting internally and to external funding agencies.
  • Assist in the seeking of funds (e.g. grants, sponsorships) for large event / camps.
  • Support the running of current ms infinity programs, Quantum Leaps (STEM career conferences) and online mentorship program (eMentoring) in these communities.
    • Either identify youth in the communities to run the Quantum Leaps conferences with your support or with youth volunteers you organize two Quantum Leaps conferences.
    • Promote the use of the mentorship program amongst potential mentors and youth.
    • Suggest changes or additions to the mentorship program or Quantum Leaps to better fit needs of indigenous youth.
  • Communication of ms infinity programs and reporting of activities
    • Rebrand “IndGenius” programs (new name, and work with volunteers to create a logo).
    • Contribute to the ms infinity communication platforms (Twitter, Website, Newsletter, Facebook). Note: can provide content that is then shared by the Vancouver Coordinator.
    • Participate in the ms infinity committee meetings through phone call/ video conference.
    • Report on progress through semi-monthly activity reports, monthly progress report and a monthly invoice.

Fee:

The Contractor will be paid $28 per hour for the duration of the contract. The Contractor shall issue an invoice to the Society monthly and will be paid within 14 days of submitting the invoice.

Note, as this is an independent contractor role, the Contractor is responsible for filing and payment of all required remittances as applicable, including income tax, corporate tax, GST, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance. The Contractor is also responsible for securing and maintaining their own insurance. This may include general liability insurance, supplementary business-use vehicle insurance (if using own for SCWIST travel and redeeming mileage) and Worker’s Compensation Insurance. (Check with your insurance provider or tax advisor for the best plan given your breadth of contract work.)

Reimbursement of expenses

The Contractor will be reimbursed for miscellaneous expenses incurred while carrying out responsibilities on behalf of the Society provided these expenses are approved in advance by the Director Outreach or the President. Approval of any amounts under $100 is up to the discretion of the Contractor per the program budget.

Performance feedback

The performance of the Contractor will be reviewed quarterly by the Director of Youth Engagement.

Criminal Records Check

This contract agreement is conditional on successfully passing and maintaining a criminal records check for those working with vulnerable persons. All applicants for this position must submit to a Canadian criminal records check.

Applicants with an existing report can submit their record in lieu of pursuing a new application ONLY IF their existing record was issued less than 5 years from the last day of this contract. There is no cost incurred for the applicant.

Application

To apply to this role, please send your resume and cover letter to: president@scwist.ca.

Applications will be reviewed as received but please apply by December 10, 2018.

Thank you!


 

York University

Appointment of Dean, Faculty of Science

 

Posting Nov 27-Dec 27, 2018

The Faculty of Science at York University is seeking a new Dean. Established in 1965, the Faculty has grown substantially over the years, earning a global reputation for cutting-edge research and innovation. The Faculty’s five departments and one division form the organizational home for some 140 faculty members and over 20 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, reflecting the breadth and interdisciplinarity of the Faculty’s activities.  As a hub of research and teaching excellence, the Faculty of Science fosters scientific discovery in the life, physical and quantitative sciences and prepares global thinkers to advance knowledge across a range of disciplines.

The Faculty is committed to enhancing the student experience and to fostering student learning through innovative teaching practices and experiential education opportunities. Students at all levels in the Faculty learn from and work with outstanding faculty members, and benefit from leading-edge research facilities.

Faculty members collaborate with colleagues across campus, at other local institutions and around the world in academia, industry and government, and also engage with the broader community through extensive outreach activities and media. Many faculty members are also affiliated with several Organized Research Units at York University and contribute to cross-Faculty research initiatives such as VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) and the CVR (Center of Vision Research). The Faculty of Science attracts funding from a broad array of agencies including NSERC, CIHR, and CFI.

The Faculty is now seeking a visionary and collaborative Dean to build on its successes and lead its next phase of development. Following a period of considerable growth and success, the Dean will have the opportunity to guide the Faculty’s future direction, giving attention to planning for and advancing growth, building new partnerships, and enhancing both research and the student learning experience. Working with a supportive and high-caliber faculty, the Dean will have the opportunity to devise and deliver a forward-thinking strategy for the Faculty. The ideal candidate will have a track record of academic achievement, and strategic and consultative leadership in a multidisciplinary environment. They will be a person with strong communication and leadership skills, inspired vision, exceptional character, and a passionate commitment to the values and mission of the Faculty. The incoming Dean will have the opportunity to lead a thriving and impactful Faculty of Science, one which pushes the bounds of innovation.  For more information about the Faculty, see http://science.yorku.ca/.

Home to 52,000 students, York University has an established international reputation as a global, research-intensive university committed to interdisciplinarity, innovation, social justice, equity, and diversity. York has several campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and internationally. Please visit www.yorku.ca for additional information about the University.

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Please advise if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident in your CV, Cover Letter or by completing a Work-Status Declaration Form.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided by both Perrett Laver and York University throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s executive search consultants:

York University is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 3810. Please send all informal inquires to  vancouver@perrettlaver.com.

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Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream, Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Circuit Function, Department of Medical Neuroscience

Posting Nov 27-Dec 27, 2018

The Department of Medical Neuroscience at Dalhousie University invites applications to fill a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a PhD or its equivalent, with a minimum of three years post-doctoral training in biomedical sciences. Candidates will have demonstrated the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program in molecular mechanisms of neural circuit function and/or degeneration. We encourage candidates using zebrafish, C. elegans or Drosophila to apply although applications from those using other model systems will also be considered. The candidate will join a dynamic group of neuroscientists within the Brain Repair Centre (www.brainrepair.ca) studying the development and function of the vertebrate nervous system. Outstanding core facilities available include: a state-of-the-art Zebrafish Facility, Cellular and Molecular Digital Imaging, Proteomics, Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, Gene Analysis, Flow Cytometry, and a Small Animal Behaviour Facility.

  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The candidate will be expected to compete for external research/salary support, supervise graduate students and contribute to the teaching activities of the Department. We are committed to the success of our faculty and provide modern laboratory space and startup funds. Further information concerning the members of the Department may be obtained by consulting our website (https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/medical-neuroscience.html). Dalhousie University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, with excellent recreational, cultural and lifestyle opportunities.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid, and the names of three references to:

Search Committee

Attention: Brenda Armstrong (Brenda.Armstrong@dal.ca)

Department of Medical Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine

Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

Dalhousie University

5850 College Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada

Closing date for receipt of applications is January 4, 2019. Starting date is negotiable, but it is intended that the position will be filled by July 1, 2019.

All qualified candidates 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.


Tenure Track Faculty Positions In Software Engineering and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Posting Nov 23-Dec 21, 2018

Français https://mcgill.ca/ece/employment/academic

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, invites applications for tenure-track positions at all ranks. McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys. Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching and service.

We are particularly interested in the following areas

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

The Department has strong research activities in communications, computational electromagnetics, electronic materials and devices, microelectronics and computer systems, nanotechnology, photonic devices and systems, power engineering, software engineering and systems and control. Excellent candidates in these areas will also be considered.

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching in its undergraduate and graduate programs in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering and values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession and society at large.

Candidates should have or soon expect a Ph.D, preferably with a first degree in electrical, computer or software engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable. Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and perspectives; as our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service.

Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.

Applications will be reviewed starting on December 1st 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit applications which include their résumé, a statement of teaching and research interests, names and addresses of three referees and copies of up to three recent publications to

Professor Warren Gross, Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3480 University Street, Room 633
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0E9
Fax.: 514-398-4470 or by email to chair.ece@mcgill.ca  
www.mcgill.ca/ece

 

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.


McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please reference the source of the ad when applying for, or enquiring about, this job announcement.


 

Dean, Faculty of Science

Posting Nov 22-Jan 15, 2019

Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation, The University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and social and environmental sustainability. With a faculty and staff of approximately 1,000 and more than 14,000 learners, The University of Winnipeg combines a strong tradition of outstanding scholarship in teaching, research, and creative work with a unique sense of  engagement with its community partners.

The Faculty of Science includes state of the art laboratories in the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, a LEED certified building housing the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies and Sciences, as well as the Biochemistry Program. The Faculty is also home to the Departments of Anthropology, Applied Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary and graduate Science programs. The Faculty of Science supports some of the most accomplished and innovative faculty members in Canada.

The University of Winnipeg seeks a forward-thinking Dean to lead its Faculty of  Science. Serving on the University’s senior leadership team, the Dean contributes to institutional goals and priorities through leadership of the Faculty. Working with faculty, senior administration, and staff to foster excellence in teaching, research, and student success, the Dean also effectively represents the Faculty and the University to the external community.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean of Science works cooperatively with the Deans of Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology, Graduate Studies, Collegiate and Library and with the broader university community, to advance the interests of the University. The Dean provides strong and effective leadership and guidance in all aspects of the Faculty’s operations, both academic and administrative. The Faculty is in a period of progression and development, and will be looking at ways of enhancing educational opportunities for our students to discover science in new and exciting ways and to expand scholarly work. The Faculty of Science is well-known for its strong commitment to the community and for the active role that faculty and staff members play to reach out to potential Science students of all ages.

The successful candidate will possess a distinguished academic record in a relevant area of teaching, research, and service. Strong operational administrative abilities and experience and demonstrated leadership qualities to lead and enrich the Faculty are essential. The ability to work externally in areas such as community outreach and partnerships will be considered important assets.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold an earned doctorate in a science-related discipline represented in the Faculty of Science;
  • Have a strong demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and research, and preferably hold the rank of full Professor;
  • Have significant experience in academic administration in positions such as Department Head/Chair, Associate Dean, Dean or equivalent. Experience working with a variety of collective agreements would be a definite asset;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders;
  • Have contributed to a culture where excellence and innovation in teaching and research is valued and rewarded;
  • Be a strong and clear communicator who has built trust through integrity, openness and transparency;
  • Have demonstrated ability to lead change, engage faculty, students, staff, and administrators in strategic initiatives, and work across disciplines to achieve strategic objectives;
  • Display an ability to operate effectively within a shared-governance structure and cultivate an inclusive environment in which students, faculty and staff feel a shared sense of community;
  • Possess organizational, administrative, and financial skills;
  • Exhibit an appreciation of the internal and external infrastructure needs of a Faculty of Science, together with creative thinking and problem-solving skills and;
  • Demonstrate superior leadership, administration, coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to delegate effectively.

The University of Winnipeg provides an extensive pension and benefits package. For details please visit: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/benefits/index.html

Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system, and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website and choose the Administrative Employment position vacancies option. The closing date for this opportunity will be January 15, 2019.

Any enquiries about this position can be directed to Gina Schiak, Manager of HR Client Services at g.schiak@uwinnipeg.ca


Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology  (Tenure Stream)

Posting Nov 22-Dec 26, 2018

The Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University is seeking to fill a tenure-stream position with an anticipated start date between July 1 and September 30, 2019. The successful applicant will have a PhD, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience (at least two years preferred). Candidates should have a strong record of, or potential for, high-quality research, teaching, and administrative service commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have expertise in pharmacogenomics, preferably as applied to drug pharmacodynamics and/or pharmacokinetics. The Department of Pharmacology maintains a strong research profile across a wide range of health-related fields. Information on the research activities of the Department of Pharmacology can be found at http://pharmacology.medicine.dal.ca. Applicants should indicate their alignment with one or more of the research strengths and growth areas within the faculty research strategy,https://cdn.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/faculty/medicine/about/dalmedforward/DalMedForwardAug2016.pdf. For further details regarding the newly announced Research Waves at Dalhousie Medical School, see https://www.dal.ca/news/2017/10/26/-the-wave–reveals-strengths-and-priorities-for-medical-research.html.

A complete application requires: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, research plan, and copies of up to 5 recent publications. The application must include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.   Candidates will also arrange for three letters of reference (two of which must be academic) to be sent under a separate cover. Applications should be sent to: Ms. Sandi Leaf, Administrator, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 5850 College Street Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4R2 (e-mail: Sandi.Leaf@dal.ca)

Review of applications will begin February 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  To guarantee consideration, your application, and letters of reference, should be submitted by January 31, 2019.  

All qualified candidates 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.


President & CEO – Innovate BC

Posting Nov 20-Dec 20, 2018

Are you an experienced leader of senior-level teams with a passion for innovation and growth in emerging technologies? Would you welcome the opportunity to collaborate with entrepreneurs, business leaders, public sector, academia and relevant groups/associations throughout the province, to help build a vibrant eco-system for emerging tech in BC? If so – we are delighted to share this important opportunity to have direct and notable impact on the future economic, environmental and social prosperity of British Columbia.

Innovate BC (formerly BC Innovation Council) is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia with a mandate to encourage the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. Innovate BC serves as a one stop service centre to connect innovators — large and small — with BC government funding, tools, resources and support. Innovate BC has a refreshed mandate from the provincial government and a newly appointed board. To deliver on its objectives, Innovate BC manages and supports a range of well-received programs, including Ignite, BC Tech Coop Grants Program, Innovator Skills Initiative, Venture Acceleration Program, Agriculture Venture Acceleration Program, Challenge Process, the #BCTECH Summit and the New Ventures Competition.   

To lead this organization with its new mandate, Innovate BC is seeking an innovative and resourceful President & Chief Executive Officer.  Reporting to the Board, the President & CEO will build out and execute a strategy to meet the mandate as laid out by the Minister of Jobs, Trades and Technology.  The role will lead a team of highly engaged staff and Entrepreneurs in Residence. Externally, the President and CEO will interface extensively with industry leaders, start-ups, government, universities, institutions and other alliances/associations with complementary mandates.  New to the Innovate BC mandate, the President & CEO will also have the opportunity to contribute to provincial policy discussion.

Skills and Experience

  • Involvement in the commercialization or growth of emerging or advanced technologies; this could include any kind of technology serving a particular industry or cross-sector
  • Management of teams including senior executives
  • Identifying and securing funding
  • Understanding of how government thinks, operates and makes decisions
  • Understanding of how entrepreneurs think, and the nature of their challenges
  • Understanding of organizations including private sectors, post-secondary institutions and the public sector
  • Understanding of board governance

This is a high-impact opportunity for an innovative leader able and willing to help build a vibrant eco-system for emerging technologies in BC.   If you are interested to discuss and meet the criteria above, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply in confidence, please submit your resume online at www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15077. For further information, please contact Elaine Grotefeld at elaine.grotefeld@odgersberndtson.comEsther McGregor at esther.mcgregor@odgersberndtson.com or Callum Wallace at callum.wallace@odgersberndtson.com


Jarislowsky Chair in Marine Ecosystem Forecasting

Posting Nov 20-Dec 17, 2018

Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position, the Jarislowsky Chair in Marine Ecosystem Forecasting.  We seek an exceptional candidate who will study marine ecosystems by creating predictive models incorporating broad data inputs (biotic, physical, and social), with the goal of forecasting ecological change to inform public policy that supports ecosystem services and reduces human impacts in the marine realm. The successful candidate will have expertise in biodiversity and ecological theory, statistical and mechanistic modelling, as well as substantial work experience in applying such approaches to marine conservation science. The position will reside in the Department of Biology but will also be affiliated with the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI); in addition, it will benefit from interaction with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the National Research Council Laboratory, and the newly established Ocean Supercluster. In keeping with the mandate of the OFI, the candidate will be expected to build a world-class research program emphasizing the North Atlantic and Canadian Arctic Gateway embedded within a global context; a track record of research in this arena will be regarded as a strong asset.  The endowment for the Chair will provide a substantial annual research grant for an initial term of five years, potentially renewable for an additional five years.

The candidate must have a PhD degree, extensive postdoctoral and other experience and a research track record that is exceptional for their career stage. It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. One of the goals of the Chair is mentorship of students at all levels; accordingly, the successful applicant will be expected to teach a normal allocation of undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas listed above.

All qualified candidates 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.

The appointment will be effective as soon as feasible in 2019.

Completed applications, in a single file format, should include:

  • A cover letter outlining qualifications for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A summary of the proposed research program;
  • A statement describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
  • A completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid
  • The contact information (including email addresses) for 3 to 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognized expertise in your discipline.  Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application.

The application should be sent to:

Chair of Search Committee, Dr Hal Whitehead

c/o Carolyn Young  (Administrative Secretary)

Department of Biology

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

e-mail: carolyn.young@dal.ca

Subject line: Jarislowsky Chair Search

The review process will commence on 17 December 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Dr Hal Whitehead, Chair of the Search Committee (hwhitehe@dal.ca)


Full-Time Career Stream Instructor Position, Medical Sciences Program Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University

 Posting Nov 20-Dec 20, 2018

The Medical Sciences Program at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time career-stream Instructor Position commencing Jan 1, 2019.

The Medical Sciences program is a broad, interdisciplinary preparatory program that introduces undergraduate students to subjects in medicine, science, and arts and social sciences. For more information see https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/medical-science.html

This position is devoted solely to the Medical Sciences Program. The successful candidate will coordinate and teach SCIE 4901/4902 (Medical Sciences Honours), chair the Medical Sciences Honours Committee, serve as the Undergraduate Advisor for Medical Sciences students, and teach in other courses offered by the Medical Sciences program as determined by the Assistant Dean and Program Committee. Additional responsibilities will include: curriculum development and modification, liaising with faculty outside of the program, student recruitment, and coordination and delivery of student Workshops and outreach events.

The position will report to the Dean, Faculty of Science through the Assistant Dean, Medical Sciences. This position will be part of the DFA bargaining unit. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position requires a Doctoral Degree in a medical science field and at least 5 years of senior-level teaching experience in the medical sciences. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication and leadership skills with proven record of excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students. Experience teaching in an undergraduate Medical Sciences program is a definite asset.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching dossier, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) and the names of three referees. All application materials must be sent by December 20, 2018, to the chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Sarah Wells, Assistant Dean, Medical Sciences Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2 (Phone: 902.494.1256; email sarah.wells@dal.ca).

All qualified candidates 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.


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Metabolomics

Posting Nov 20-Dec 20, 2018

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Metabolomics, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019. The appointment will be in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the level of experience of the successful candidate. Providing opportunities for emerging scholars to develop an internationally recognized research profile and maintaining an environment where all faculty can thrive is our top priority.

Canada Research Chairs are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. Please consult the website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca) for full program information, including details on general eligibility criteria.  

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, and the successful candidate must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Specifically, 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 interruptions 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 the Queen’s University Research Services for more information.  In addition, the impact of certain circumstances (including but not limited to parental leave, family responsibilities, illness, disability, research in emerging fields, limited access to resources) that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. 

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree (i.e., PhD, DVM and/or MD) and will be an emerging leader in the field of Biomedical Metabolomics. They will have a distinguished, innovative record of accomplishment in metabolomics research and its implications for human health and disease, including metabolite detection or characterization of known or new diseases arising from defective metabolic enzyme function. Evidence of clinical research collaborations or strong potential to develop such collaborations will be viewed as an asset.

The successful candidate will establish an innovative, independent research program in biomedical metabolomics. They will be expected to apply for external research funding from various sources, including national funding agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, to support their research program. They will supervise, mentor, train, and teach students and other highly qualified personnel from diverse backgrounds. They will also be expected to collaborate with clinical and non-clinical colleagues in the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as with other scientists at Queen’s University.

With annual research funding exceeding $207 million, Queen’s ranks as one of Canada’s premier research-intensive universities. It is host to numerous translational research centres and research groups that coalesce scientists with common research interests that will complement the successful applicant. These include the Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU); the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI); Gastrointestinal Disease Research Unit (GIDRU); the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC); and the W.J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research within the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. These transdisciplinary groups and units also maintain extensive regional, national and global research collaborations.

The research community at Queen’s is committed to and recognizes that building a culture of diversity and inclusiveness is a socially responsible approach with benefits that reach beyond Queen’s University. At Queen’s, we recognize that diversity advances research for the greater good by valuing alternate perspectives, thereby unlocking creative potential and stimulating novel collaborations.

To that end, Queen’s values its responsibility to promote equity in the employment of women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities; Queen’s is an advocate for equity within the Canada Research Chairs Program. 

Queen’s commits to evaluating representation of the Four Designated Groups listed above within its Canada Research Chair Program and commits further to striving proactively to meet and to maintain its equity targets.

Queen’s University has an employment equity program that meets the goals of the Canada Research Chairs program and the requirements of our collective agreement with the Faculty Association. Until such time as we have met our equity targets (http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards-chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-crcp), preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups under the Canada Research Chairs program: women, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons/visible minorities. All applicants will be invited to self-identify once they have applied; those who wish to be considered under our employment equity provisions are required to self-identify. Self-identification information will be held in confidence by the Equity Office and one member of the selection committee. 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.

Candidates should submit a complete application comprising:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae that includes a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received;
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio.
  • the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees, one of whom must be at arm’s length.

In their application package, candidates should also identify their strengths and experiences with respect to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their institutional environment.

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to:

Dr. Steven Smith

Chair, Biomedical Metabolomics Appointments Committee

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

dbmsrecruit@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 Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.

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.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Provost. Only nominees external to Queen’s University will be considered. (Please note that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and Adjunct-1s will be considered as external nominees).


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Microbiome Research

Posting Nov 20-Dec 20, 2018

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Microbiome Research, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019. The appointment will be in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the level of experience of the successful candidate. Providing opportunities for emerging scholars to develop an internationally recognized research profile and maintaining an environment where all faculty can thrive is our top priority.

Canada Research Chairs are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. Please consult the website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca) for full program information, including details on general eligibility criteria.  

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, and the successful candidate must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Specifically, 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 interruptions 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 the Queen’s University Research Services for more information.  In addition, the impact of certain circumstances (including but not limited to parental leave, family responsibilities, illness, disability, research in emerging fields, limited access to resources) that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. 

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree (i.e., PhD, DVM, and/or MD) and will be an emerging leader in the field of Microbiome Research. They will have a distinguished, innovative record of accomplishment in microbiome analysis and characterization, and the implications of microbiome composition for human health and disease. Their expertise may include a wide range of experimental approaches, including biochemical, immunological, cellular, and microbiological, as well as genomic, proteomic and metabolomic technologies. Evidence of clinical research collaborations or the strong potential to develop such collaborations will be viewed as an asset.

The successful candidate will establish an innovative, independent research program. They will be expected to apply for external research funding from national funding agencies, such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, to support their research program.  They will supervise, mentor, train, and teach students and other highly qualified personnel from diverse backgrounds. They will also be expected to collaborate with clinical and non-clinical colleagues in the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as with other scientists at Queen’s University.

With annual research funding exceeding $207 million, Queen’s ranks as one of Canada’s premier research-intensive universities. It is host to numerous translational research centres and research groups that coalesce scientists with common research interests that will complement the successful applicant. These include the Gastrointestinal Disease Research Unit (GIDRU), the Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU); the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI); the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC); and the WJ Centre for Patient-Oriented Research within the Kingston Health Science Centre. These transdisciplinary groups and units maintain extensive regional, national and global research collaborations.

The research community at Queen’s is committed to and recognizes that building a culture of diversity and inclusiveness is a socially responsible approach with benefits that reach beyond Queen’s University. At Queen’s, we recognize that diversity advances research for the greater good by valuing alternate perspectives, thereby unlocking creative potential and stimulating novel collaborations.

To that end, Queen’s values its responsibility to promote equity in the employment of women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities; Queen’s is an advocate for equity within the Canada Research Chairs Program. 

Queen’s commits to evaluating representation of the Four Designated Groups listed above within its Canada Research Chair Program and commits further to striving proactively to meet and to maintain its equity targets.

Queen’s University has an employment equity program that meets the goals of the Canada Research Chairs program and the requirements of our collective agreement with the Faculty Association. Until such time as we have met our equity targets (http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards-chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-crcp), preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups under the Canada Research Chairs program: women, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons/visible minorities. All applicants will be invited to self-identify once they have applied; those who wish to be considered under our employment equity provisions are required to self-identify. Self-identification information will be held in confidence by the Equity Office and one member of the selection committee. 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.

Candidates should submit a complete application comprising:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae that includes a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received;
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio.
  • the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees, one of whom must be at arm’s length.

In their application package, candidates should also identify their strengths and experiences with respect to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their institutional environment.

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to:

Dr. Steven Smith

Chair, Microbiome Research Appointments Committee

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

dbmsrecruit@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 Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.

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.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Provost. Only nominees external to Queen’s University will be considered. (Please note that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and Adjunct-1s will be considered as external nominees).


  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.


 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2019

Posted Oct 3, 2018- Dec 10, 2018

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position in Mathematics and Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2019.

Accomplished researchers in all areas of mathematical engineering will be considered but preference will be given to candidates in the following two clusters:

  1. Mathematics of Machine Learning, Data Sciences, Statistical Learning, and Information Theoretic Methods in Learning and Data Science;
  2. Mathematics of Fluid and Continuum Mechanics, Control of Mechanical Systems, Partial Differential Equations, and Numerical Analysis.

The Mathematics and Engineering Program, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at large, offer an excellent environment for research and teaching with very high standards and a collaborative environment. In Mathematics and Engineering there are presently prominent groups in Geometric Mechanics, Control Theory, and Information and Communication Theory. For more information about the Mathematics and Engineering Program, please see http://www.mast.queensu.ca/meng.

Candidates must have a PhD (or an equivalent degree) in Mathematics, in Engineering, in Statistics, or in a related area, completed by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidates will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to research leadership, and academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Department’s programs. The successful candidates will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty of Arts & Science, the University, and/or the broader community. Eligibility to obtain a license as a Professional Engineer is a strong asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 as to 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:

    • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
    • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
    • a statement of research interests;
    • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
    • at least four letters of reference (one of which addresses teaching abilities and/or potential).

Application materials, with the exception of recommendation letters, should be submitted through http://www.mathjobs.org. Recommendation letters may be uploaded directly on http://www.mathjobs.org/ or sent by e-mail to position@mast.queensu.ca, or mailed to: the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave., Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6. In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 10, 2018.

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 position@mast.queesu.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/collective-agreement .


 

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.