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CRC Tier II and Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Engineering

McMaster University

The Faculty of Engineering invites nominations from outstanding scholars for two Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) and tenure-track positions at the ranks of assistant professor and/or associate professor to begin on or after July 1, 2021.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a compelling vision for both continuing and further developing McMaster Engineering’s longstanding strengths in research, with a specialization in the fields of micro-nano technology, smart systems, and/or bio-innovation and graduate training as well as carrying on and enhancing McMaster University’s Strategic Research mission. Individuals who have a firm offer of employment from the University in one of these fields are eligible, with departmental sponsorship.

McMaster Engineering has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. With over 180 faculty members, along with approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, we have earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. Discover more of what McMaster Engineering and the Hamilton area have to offer academic professionals and their families by reviewing our Information Guide highlighting our research excellence, family-friendly resources and rich local culture. Opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth are also available through our Fireball Academy and the MacPherson Institute.

Applicants must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and 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. Research excellence will be reflected in extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Successful applicants will also be expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program, supervise graduate students and foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties.

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in a related engineering discipline, within ten years of nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years and acknowledged by the peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, 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. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

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 as 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 hr.empequity@mcmaster.ca.

How to apply:

Please visit our Current Opportunities webpage https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current- opportunities/ to submit your application to job opening 33473 by January 6, 2021, addressed to:

Prof. John Preston (engadr@mcmaster.ca) Associate Dean Research and External Relations Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University

• a letter of application together with a full curriculum vitae, a sample of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research program summary proposal (3 pages maximum), a summary proposal of plans for the further development in one of the following areas: micro-nano technology, smart systems and/or bio-innovation;
• a brief 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 four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment that speak to the candidates' quality of being a CRC as well as a faculty member, can be obtained. The guidelines for referees are available here: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/ program-programme/referees-repondants-eng.aspx.

McMaster University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances (e.g. pregnancy, early childcare, eldercare, illness, etc.) can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions, or other issues may have had as described under “Career Interruptions” at CRCs Guidelines for ensuring a fair and transparent recruitment and nomination process. Further detail may be found under Guidelines for Assessing the Productivity of Nominees.

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

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.

Applicants with questions regarding this recruitment should contact John Preston, Associate Dean Research and External Relations via engadr@mcmaster.ca.