Canada Research Chair in Ocean Engineering Dalhousie University Canada

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in Ocean Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in “Ocean Engineering” to be held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.This will be a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and supervise graduate students in ocean engineering and to develop, lead, and grow a strong, externally funded research program. While all ocean engineering subspecialties will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualifications in design, control and autonomy of marine vehicles, and materials.

Dalhousie University has established national leadership in ocean research and is increasingly defined as a world leader in this area. This strength is reflected, for example, in the new Steele Oceans Centre, CERC in Ocean Science and Technology, Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEPOAR) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise.  Consequently, this position is an integral part of the Ocean Frontiers Institute (OFI), a collaborative research initiative to harness the vast potential of the world’s ocean and meet the ecological, economic and societal challenges of the future. As an international hub for ocean science, OFI brings together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a core group of faculty working in oceans research.  The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a strong research program of their own, and in so doing actively provide leadership in and contribute to intra- and inter-faculty collaborations in this area of emphasis.

Candidates must have a PhD, be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia, have an outstanding research profile and proposed innovative and original research program (involving the development of multi-faceted research projects, work with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows)witha strong track-record of obtaining external funding and working co-operatively, and providing leadership in an interdisciplinary environment. Although this is primarily a research appointment, the appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level and must have a demonstrated ability to do so.

The CRC Program has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research excellence. More information about the Canada Research Chairs Program is available Please note that the CRC nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. It is located in Halifax – the major center in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the candidate's proposed research program, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and the names and contact information of three referees. A complete application will include a Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at . All application materials should be submittedby November 15 2017to:


Chair, CRC Tier 1 Appointments Committee

c/o Jascinth Butterfield

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rm. 609, O’Brien Hall, Sexton Campus

Dalhousie University

PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS Canada B3H 4R2


Electronic submissions must be in the form of a single attached file in PDF format

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