Tenure-track position in Process Control and Optimization
University of Ottawa, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering invites outstanding applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Candidates in the area of process control and optimization are invited to apply.


Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor, the rank of Full Professor will be considered under exceptional circumstances. 


Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.


Terms: Tenure-track position. 


Wage: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Engineering with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. The salary scale for an Assistant professor starts at $86,986, and for an Associate Professor at $96,088. 


Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package that includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.


Location of work:  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa. The University of Ottawa is located in the heart of Canada’s capital, which provides world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top-ten research intensive universities, and the world’s largest English/French bilingual university. The Faculty of Engineering provides a learning environment that promotes excellence and innovation, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial design. Excellence and diversity in research are built on strong collaboration with industry and government research institutions, many of which are located in the nation’s capital.


Contact information: Dr. Boguslaw Kruczek (Boguslaw.Kruczek@uottawa.ca), Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.  Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 2047, fax: 613-562-5172


Skills requirements:

  • Education: Undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience: A demonstrated excellent research or professional track record in process control and optimization; experience in artificial intelligence (AI) will be considered as an asset; a commitment to teaching and graduate training; and a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Other: A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Excellent communication skills in either English or French are required. Since the University of Ottawa is Canada's premier bilingual university, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (French/English) and who are able to teach in both languages.  Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.   Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada needs to be satisfied at the time of tenure and thereafter.    In light of the Faculty’s initiatives in the areas of design engineering and of technological entrepreneurship, expertise in one or both of these areas will be considered an asset.

Start Date: As of July 1, 2020.


Application deadline: Applications received prior to November 30, 2019 will be given first consideration.  Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.


Please send your curriculum vitae, detailed teaching and research statements, and the names and addresses of three (3) references to:

Dr. Boguslaw Kruczek, Chair
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Ottawa

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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