Canada Research Chairs of Department of Chemical Engineering
Laval University

Department of Chemical Engineering
Canada Research Chairs– Tiers 1 et 2

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Université Laval
(Quebec City, Canada) is soliciting applications for submission to a competition for NSERC Canada Research
Chairs (Tier 1 and Tier 2).

Located in the heart of Quebec City (Canada), Université Laval is recognized for its leadership and culture
of excellence in both teaching and research.

The Department invites applications in the following areas:

• Biomass Valorization
• (Bio)polymers/Rheology Engineering
• Biochemical Engineering
• Catalysts
• Chemical Engineering Reaction
• Systems Engineering Process

Université Laval's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
In accordance with its recruitment policies, in particular the "Program of Access to Equal Employment",
Université Laval promotes excellence in research and research training and guarantees equal
opportunities for all candidates. The University supports the principle that excellence and equity are
compatible and complementary.

In this regard, Université Laval has defined its action plan on equity, diversity and inclusion with a view to
increasing the representativeness of women, Aboriginals, people with disabilities and those belonging to
visible minorities in the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) positions within our institution.
In order to meet these commitments, only applicants with the required competence AND who have 
selfidentified as a member of at least one of these four under-represented groups will be selected at the end
of this competition. Université Laval cannot submit candidates with profiles outside these groups until the
representation targets are reached, in accordance with the requirements of the CRC Program.
For further explanation of the justification of these commitments to EDI, as well details of the
representation gaps that the University must fill by 2029, we invite you to consult the web pages dedicated
to EDI as well as those of the CRC Program.

Required profile

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC) aims to attract and retain some of the most accomplished and
promising researchers in the world.
Faculté des sciences et de génie
20 septembre 2021

For Tier 1 Research Chairs, applicants are outstanding researchers, recognized by their peers as world
leaders in their field. These chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are valued at $200,000
per year and contribute to the funding of the chair holder's salary.
Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to
be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they
come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be
appointed at these levels.

For Tier 2 Research Chairs, applicants are emerging investigators, recognized by their peers for their
potential to become leaders in their field. These chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are
valued at $100 000 per year and contribute to the funding of the chair holder'ssalary. An additional annual
allocation of $20,000 is also provided to support the direct costs of the research during the first five years
of the chair.

Candidates for a Tier 2 chair must have the status of assistant professor or associate professor or have the
necessary qualifications to occupy a position at this level. In addition, they must be researchers who have
been active in their field for less than 10 years at the time of nomination.
Applicants who have obtained their most advanced degree more than 10 years previously and whose careers
have been interrupted for the reasons mentioned below may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair reviewed
through the justification process. For additional information, please contact Jean-Philippe Marquis
( at the Vice-Rectorate for Research, Creation and Innovation at Université

Career interruptions and delays

To respect its commitments in terms of diversity and equity, Laval University recognizes that career
interruptions and personal situations such as parental leave, prolonged medical leave, clinical training,
health-related family issues or handicaps can have adverse effects on productivity and research
accomplishments. Applicants are therefore invited to identify and explain, if applicable, individual
circumstances to be taken into account when evaluating their application.

Accommodation measures

Furthermore, within the scope of this call for applications, accommodation measures can be confidentially
offered to people living with a handicap. If you require such measures, please contact Patrice Bouchard
(, resource person for equity, diversity and inclusion considerations at the
Faculty of Science and Engineering).

Description of the position and exigences

Responsibilities for this position include: teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participation to
administrative activities, supervision of graduate students and undertaking of a strong research program in
at least one of the target areas described above.

Candidates must hold a bachelor and a doctorate in chemical engineering or in an equivalent discipline, be a
member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or eligible and undertake the necessary procedures to
become a member of OIQ, and have a good knowledge of spoken and written French. Academic as well as
industrial experience will be considered.

French is the teaching language at the University. For a non-native French speaker, the University provides
various means of learning and developing communication skills in the French language.

Selection process:

Evaluation of the applications will begin upon their receipt and will continue until the deadline. Selected
candidates will be invited to visit the department, present a chemical engineering lecture and their
research program and meet the faculty and selection committee members.
Candidates chosen by the department will be submitted for evaluation and ranking by the Faculty of
Science and Engineering (FSG), internal selection at the University level within the current CRC selection
competition and ultimately evaluation by the CRC Program. Applicants can consult the ULaval competition
notices for level 1 or level 2 NSERC CRCs for more detailed information on the competition process and
timeline, as well as the evaluation criteria.

To learn more about the program and candidate eligibility criteria, please visit the Canada Research Chairs
Program website.

For more information on this position: Bruno Gaillet, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Université Laval, by email at:

Application package

A complete application must include:

• a cover letter.
• a curriculum vitae in PDF format. The CRC CV is required. Detailed instructions are provided in the
Instructions to applicants (PDF).
• a description of the proposed research program (maximum 4 pages) in PDF format. Detailed
instructions are provided in the Instructions to applicants (PDF).
• three recommendation letters.
• for external candidates only, the ULaval Self-Identification form (PDF). Information provided will
be treated confidentially and made available only to persons requiring access.

Deadline for the reception of applications
Faculté des sciences et de génie
20 septembre 2021

Interested candidates must submit an electronic application file no later than October 25, 2021 to:

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