Assistant Professor Position in Chemical Engineering
McGill University

Assistant Professor Position in Chemical Engineering, McGill University

The Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position. The preferred area of expertise of the candidate is Plasma Engineering or Biomanufacturing, but strong candidates pursuing research in another Chemical Engineering sub-area will be considered.
Located in the cosmopolitan City of Montréal, McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic
institutions in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top universities worldwide. The Department of Chemical
Engineering has a long tradition of research and teaching excellence (more than 100 years) and is currently
composed of 17 Faculty members. The successful candidate will play a leading role in maintaining McGill's
international reputation of excellence in research, teaching, and service.
Plasma Engineering: Chemical process electrification through plasma and plasma-catalytic processing; gas, liquid
and solid conversion; novel reactor concepts and process intensification; equilibrium and non-equilibrium kinetics
and processes; efficient and circular use of resources; alternative fuels and utilization cycles; energy storage; other applications in agriculture and medicine.

Biomanufacturing: Bioprocessing of vaccines, viral vectors, mRNA, recombinant proteins or other commercially
relevant biologics; novel bioreactors or scale-up and scale-down approaches; downstream processing of biologics;
bioprocess intensification; process analytical technologies and process control applied to biologics; omics
technologies for bioprocess optimization; continuous biomanufacturing.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and preferably, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. Evidence of
outstanding research achievements and potential is indispensable. McGill University is an English-language
university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring
excellent English communication skills both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of French is an Asset. Registration in a Canadian professional engineering association is required within the first 6 years following hiring.

Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and
perspectives; as our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite
candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context. The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

Candidates should submit a complete application package consisting of:

• A cover letter (1 page)
• A curriculum vitae including a list of publications
• A current and near-term (5 years) research statement (3 pages)
• A teaching statement (2 pages)
• A statement on how equity, diversity and inclusion practices are incorporated in professorial activities (1/2
• The names and email addresses of three references

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Depending on
feasibility, interviews may be conducted either in person or remotely. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The expected start date is August 1, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted using this weblink:

For more information about the Department of Chemical Engineering, please visit the website at: Specific inquiries may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Prof. Sylvain Coulombe, ing., Ph.D.


McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour
and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities,
women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to
engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination
and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact
both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that
may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that
affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be
considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate's record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups
to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with
disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets
of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with
disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact,in confidence:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

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