Tier I Canada Research Chair - Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of British Columbia
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC). This appointment opportunity targets candidates at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of nomination. The Chair position is expected to be a full-time tenured appointment made at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical and/or Biological Engineering, or in a closely related discipline and have an exceptional international reputation in their field.
The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution's strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier I nominees must be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline); propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality; and, as chair holders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Information about the CRC Chairs is available at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx.
The Chair is expected to provide international leadership in their field of study through proven teaching skills and a field-defining research program in the following broad areas of interest: application of engineering fundamentals to environmental sustainability including environmental biotechnology; Bioengineering including bioprocess engineering; metabolic engineering, synthetic biology; energy nanomaterials, energy conversion and storage and catalysis. We encourage applications from other fundamental fields of chemical and biological engineering as well as the intersection with data sciences. Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and service to the University and the broader academic and professional community is expected. Applicants must either be registered, or be eligible to register, with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Registration is required within five years of appointment. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Chemical Engineering and to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.Eng. M.A.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. are also offered. Details about the Departments, current research and degree programs are available at http://www.chbe.ubc.ca
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a statement about a five year research program plan, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.
Please do not forward applications by e-mail.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
For inquiries about the position and application process, please contact Dr. Peter Englezos, Head, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at email@example.com.
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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.