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Faculty Positions in Nuclear Engineering at McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Positions in Nuclear Engineering
McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics
Job Posting ID: 48381
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics, located on the main university campus to begin on or before July 1, 2023. Candidates with a superior track record of contributions within the nuclear field, demonstrated leadership in research and innovation, and a strong international reputation may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Position Description

The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Therefore, a demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in teaching and curriculum development in Engineering Physics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. Consistent with McMaster’s position as a research-intensive university, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a dynamic externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other Departments and Faculties. Research excellence will be reflected in successful mentoring of graduate students, extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer- reviewed journals. Relevant industrial experience, the ability to interact with other research groups (on- and off-campus), and interest in creating and maintaining ties with major industrial players within the broader community, will be essential. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the Department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as University-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Engineering Physics, or a related engineering discipline, by the time of the appointment. Successful candidates will be outstanding emerging scholars with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. An appointment may be considered for a University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) funded Associate Research Chair.

The successful candidates will be expected to apply for a full or limited license from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Ranked among the top engineering schools in Canada and worldwide, McMaster Engineering has a long history of excellence in cutting edge research, student-focused education, innovative programs, leading faculty, and achieving students. We integrate experiential learning into every facet of the student journey, offer Canada’s largest undergraduate research program, vibrant co-op opportunities, and much more. With 200 faculty members, about 7,500 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students, we are a world class centre for academic excellence and innovation.

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 80 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022 and is home to more than 70 research centres and institutes. Named Canada’s most research-intensive university in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Research Infosource, McMaster is dedicated to teaching, learning and service. With a student population of more to 36,000, McMaster welcomes students from 120 countries as well as Canada. Discover more of what McMaster Engineering and the Hamilton area can offer to academic professionals and their families by reviewing the Information Guide ( highlighting our research excellence, family-friendly resources and rich local culture. Opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth are also made available through our Faculty’s Fireball Academy ( and the MacPherson Institute (

The Department of Engineering Physics is seeking outstanding individuals for two tenure-track or tenured positions in Nuclear Engineering. These positions build upon a strategic focus area for the University in the fields of nuclear science and engineering and complement our existing world-class facilities such as the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), the Center for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CANS), particle accelerators, isotope research and production facilities, and a wealth of nuclear and materials research capabilities. The positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor level and located on the main university campus. Consideration for positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will be given, based on commensurate experience. The successful applicants must demonstrate a compelling vision for extending McMaster Engineering’s longstanding strengths in research, with a specialization in one or more areas of nuclear engineering including (but not limited to) neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, decommissioning/waste management, safeguards, materials, fuels, fusion, instrumentation and/or non-destructive testing.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey ( part of the application process. It takes approximately two minutes to complete during the online application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to
Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Executive Officer in the Faculty of Engineering at 905-525-9140 ext. 24900 to communicate accommodation needs.

How to apply:

Please use the following link

to submit your application to job opening 48381 by October 1, 2022, addressed to

Chair of Search Committee, JHE-A315 Department of Engineering Physics Faculty of Engineering
McMaster University Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7 Canada

and submit the following materials:

• a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae. Describe the impact that career interruptions may have had on research productivity (if applicable);
• a research statement, including a selection of research publications (no more than four examples);
• a statement on teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);
• a statement describing the contributions you have made or plan to make to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service in academic, professional or community contexts, including how the candidate will contribute to the advancement of the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence within the Faculty of Engineering ( (2 pages maximum); and
• contact information for at least three referees. Please note that lette rs of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.
Referees should not be in a conflict of interest and at least one should be recognized as an international authority in your field and not residing in the country in which you are currently working. In cases where the applicant is a Canadian Indigenous researcher (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) based in Canada, the name and contact information of an international referee is not required.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but January 1 or July 1, 2023 is preferred. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Applicants with questions regarding this recruitment should contact Robert Laidler,

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers, and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students ( , effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Further information is available at the following link: More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at Questions regarding the above requirements or any accommodation requests through the recruitment process can be directed to