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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering

Royal Military College of Canada

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) Department at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) wishes to hire an indeterminate English essential Faculty member with an expertise in nuclear science and/or nuclear engineering at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering Physics, or a related discipline at the time of hiring. The preferred start date is 1 January 2022. Follow this link for all details required

All candidates are encouraged to detail their experience in nuclear research, academia, and/or the nuclear industry in their cover letter and curriculum-vitae. Their commitment to research should be demonstrated by a record of strong peer-reviewed scientific contributions and the candidates are urged to include/submit examples of up to three refereed publications that are devoted to nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a closely related field. Post-doctoral research experience or relevant industrial equivalent in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, and/or related field(s) would be an asset. A professional engineering license in Canada, or the eligibility to obtain a license, would be an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to show initiative and develop an independent research program that can capitalize on the resources of the CCE Department. Utilization of the SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor and associated nuclear laboratory facilities would be an asset. As part of their research portfolio submission, candidates are encouraged to include a 5-to-10-year research program plan and an undergraduate/graduate student supervision plan. Additionally, a research program that includes collaboration with CCE Departmental Faculty, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Department of National Defence (DND), industrial contacts, and/or other external contacts would be an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the CCE Department. As part of their teaching portfolio submission, candidates are encouraged to provide a description of their teaching and training objectives and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching pedagogy. An undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering Physics, or a closely related discipline would be an asset. Recent teaching experience at the university-level would be an asset.
The successful candidate is required to make contributions through service to the CCE Department, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment is essential. Conditions of employment will require the successful candidate to obtain a reliability security clearance status and become a licensed SLOWPOKE-2 reactor operator within three years.

The RMC is Canada’s largest federal university and is a bilingual teaching and research institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, sciences, and engineering to members of the CAF and to civilians. As part of the DND, RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the CAF. Whilst some Faculty are active CAF members in uniform, most Faculty members are civilians and have active research programs that are supported by the DND, industrial, and/or national research funding and have research groups with a mixture of civilian and CAF members. The RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, parental leave, and an exceptional pension plan) with support to new hires with reallocation expenses and start-up funding.

Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format by email to AND no later than 30 April 2021:

• Cover letter (maximum two pages);
• Recent curriculum-vitae;
• Research portfolio that includes: a description of your area(s) of expertise, proposed research objectives, 5-to-10-year research program plan, undergraduate/graduate student supervision plan, and any additional relevant information (maximum five pages);
• Teaching portfolio that includes: a description of your teaching and training objectives, a listing of your teaching and/or training experience, and any additional relevant information (maximum five pages);
• If applicable, university-level teaching evaluations;
• Sample of peer-reviewed scientific contribution (up to three publications);
• Proof of university degrees;
• Proof of citizenship;
• If applicable, proof of Canadian military service; and
• Full contact information of three persons able to provide a professional reference.

Please reference the RMC file UT-2021-829247-005 in the email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dr. E.C. Corcoran ( We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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