Faculty Position @ Concordia University in Chemical Process Control & Process Integration

Concordia University in Montréal, Canada has a tenure-track position open in process control and integration. Their call is below, and for more information see [their full announcement].

Position description

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Chemical Process Control and Chemical Process Integration. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, control of distributed systems of chemical plants, bioprocess control, control of renewable chemical processes, and the application of machine learning in chemical process control. The appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. The successful candidate will join a newly established Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and is expected to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative environment within and outside the Department.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline and have a background in Chemical Engineering. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required. The candidate will conduct independent scholarly research, attract strong external funding and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the supervision of MASc and PhD students, and to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Alex De Visscher, Professor and Chair (email: CME-Chair@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 18_T_CME_04, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by January 5, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).