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University of Saskatchewan

Faculty Position in Energy and Environment



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As a major research-intensive academic body for more than 100 years, the College of Engineering is poised for unprecedented growth and transformation.  With large and modern research laboratories housed in the Engineering Building, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering promotes collegiality and has four major research themes: Biotechnology and Biomaterial processing, Energy and Renewable Resources, Environment, and Mineral Processing.The department is home to a dynamic community of scholars dedicated to challenging old notions and creating new ideas to share with their students and community.

Located on one of Canada’s most attractive campuses, the University of Saskatchewan is internationally recognized for its contributions to teaching, scholarship, research, and innovation. The department offers its faculty a thriving intellectual climate and extraordinary opportunities for multi-disciplinary interaction and ground-breaking collaborative research in partnership with colleagues from the Canadian Light Source (synchrotron), the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, the Saskatchewan Research Council, local industries, and companies located at Innovation Place in Saskatoon.

Job Description

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This position will augment the energy and environment research areas already established in the department. 

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline, and must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Significant academic and/or industrial experience in the areas of energy technology and/or environmental sustainability would be a valuable asset. 

The successful candidate must provide evidence of teaching excellence and research in energy technology and/or environmental sustainability.  The successful candidate will deliver chemical engineering core undergraduate courses and develop and deliver post-graduate courses, contributing to the department’s high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, and research. 

The current salary band for an Assistant Professor is $93,293 to $112,109 CAD annually. The position also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program, and flexible health and wellness spending program. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit, by email, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, a plan for future research, the names and addresses (both postal and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three referees, and copies of selected recent publications (maximum of five) to the Chair of the Search Committee.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications by January 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; the planned start date for this position is on or before July 1, 2017.  

Shortlisted candidates will be required to deliver a presentation on their research, as well as provide a teaching presentation to department faculty, and will be interviewed by the search committee.  Determination of a candidate’s suitability for the position will be based on the committee’s assessment of presentations, the interview and the results of reference checks.

The position is within the scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association. The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Mehdi Nemati
Chair, Search Committee
Posting Date: 06-Mar-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time $93,293 - $112,109/yr 101-Jul-2017
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