Tenure-Track Position in Smart Materials
Concordia University Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Tenure-Track Position in Smart Materials
Position code: 20_T_CME_M
Date posted: October 6, 2020
Application deadline: January 5, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the area of smart materials. Examples of research areas of interest include, but are
not limited to: shape-memory materials, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, self-propelling
particles, sensor materials, photovoltaic and photocatalytic materials, and energy storage
materials with applications in chemical and materials engineering. This call extends to all
individuals with interest in novel material design. 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 20_T_CME_M, 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

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.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien'kehá:ka Nation is
recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today.
Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it
is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued
connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and
other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to
recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified
candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of
sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification;
candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents
will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the
University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent
Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of
origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Thank you for your interest.


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