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Queen's University, Department of Chemical Engineering

Tenure-Track Teaching-Intensive Appointment



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Queen's Chemical Engineering is an award-winning department in both research and teaching, reflecting the dedication in the Department to achieve the highest standard of research and teaching. The two undergraduate programs of study offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering have each been in existence for more than 100 years, making them amongst the oldest programs of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry (formerly Industrial Chemistry), in Canada and North America. The graduate program followed shortly after and has now been in existence for close to 100 years.

The Department of Chemical Engineering provides internationally recognized leadership in education and research at the interface of science and engineering, anticipates the needs of our students and society as a whole, and contributes to responsible solutions for future generations.

Job Description

The Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,
Queen’s University invites applications for a teaching intensive tenure-track faculty
position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The preferred start date for the appointment
is July 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related discipline completed
at the start date of the appointment, preferably combined with postdoctoral and/or
industrial and/or post-secondary teaching experience. The successful candidate must
be eligible for licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada. Renewal of this
appointment will be contingent on attaining P.Eng. licensure.

The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence in a
post-secondary engineering education environment and capacity for research in a field
related to chemical engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to provide
outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
corresponding to approximately 70% of the position time. A continuing commitment to
high quality scholarly work including supervising undergraduate and graduate research
students, leading to peer-reviewed publications is also expected. Candidates must
provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and studentfocused
environment. The ability to collaborate with faculty working in engineering
design will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will contribute to
academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the programs in the Department of
Chemical Engineering, and will provide effective service contributions to the
department, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the University and the
broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ
persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as
to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent
residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship;
however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a
Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”, OR “I am not a Canadian citizen /
permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be
deemed incomplete.

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. We are
focused on being the quality leader in Canadian higher education and are dedicated to
promoting research and scholarship of national and international distinction. The
Chemical Engineering department is a medium-sized department with 21 faculty, and
provides undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry
with 400+ undergraduate students currently enrolled in years 2 through 4, and has
typical annual enrolments of 85 graduate students. Research strengths in the
department include biomedical engineering, macromolecular science and technology,
process analytics, optimization and control, sustainable energy sources, process and
products, and environmental remediation. The department has a strong emphasis on
inter-disciplinary education particularly through its Technology Engineering and
Management course (drawing students from engineering, business, arts and science,
and law), continuing close collaboration with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation
Centre, and links to a number of multi-disciplinary centres at Queen's, including: the
Human Mobility Research Centre (, Green Centre Canada
(, Innovation Park (, and the
Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER)
( The Department also houses the Polymers Research Group
(PRG), with strengths in polymer reaction engineering, chemistry, processing and

Queen’s University is a campus with a global reputation in the heart of the vibrant
Kingston community in the core of the Thousand Islands region of south-eastern
Ontario. The Kingston region boasts a rich arts and cultural community including the
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts ( In
addition to Queen’s University, the Kingston area is home to the DuPont Canada
Research and Development Centre, Bombardier Transportation Transit Systems unit,
St. Lawrence College, and the Royal Military College of Canada.
Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective
faculty members, can be found at

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the preceding paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • a statement of research interests; and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted on or before June 15, 2017, however, applications will
continue to be reviewed until the position has been filled. Applicants are encouraged to
send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Tanya
Ligthart, Administrative Assistant for Chemical Engineering, at, although printed applications may be submitted to:

Dr. James McLellan
Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodations that take into account an applicant’s accessibility
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact
Tanya Ligthart in the Department of Chemical Engineering at 613-533-6000 ext. 74528,
or at the mailing and email address listed above.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between
the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted
and at

Contact Information

Queen's University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Tanya Ligthart
613-533-6000 ext 74528
Posting Date: 25-May-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Jul-2017
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