University of Alberta

Canada Research Chair positions in Advanced Materials

ENG Chemical&MaterialsEngineer

Competition No.  -    A103633361
Closing Date  -    Aug 25, 2017


Applications are invited for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) faculty positions in Advanced Materials. The successful candidate Tier 1 CRC candidate is expected to be a world renowned expert in their field with a demonstrated track record of productive research and teaching. The successful Tier 2 CRC candidate is expected to be an exceptional early stage researcher with demonstrated excellence in teaching.  For more information on the CRC program please consult the CRC website at . Tier 2 CRC applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office for more information ( ).

Both chairs are expected to establish productive research programs in Advanced Materials. We are particularly interested in researchers with demonstrated interest in developing research programs in support of our efforts in soft materials, nano-bubble engineering, and renewable energy. Candidates must hold a PhD in materials science and engineering or a closely related field, and demonstrated expertise in advanced materials. Applications will be considered that complement existing departmental strengths including physical metallurgy, materials characterization, electronic materials, energy-related materials, and soft and bio materials. Candidates must have the ability to conduct both independent and cooperative research, develop viable and productive research programs, and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in materials engineering.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta is a global leader in research and education. With a faculty complement of 54 and plans for continued expansion, we have created a dynamic and supportive research environment. Among your peers in the department, you will find a Canada Excellence Research Chair, 7 Canada Research Chairs, 6 NSERC Industrial Research Chairs (the largest concentration of such chairs in any department at Canadian universities), a Campus Alberta Innovates Program Chair, and 6 endowed chairs. Our rapidly expanding research programs involve approximately 350 graduate students and 70 other researchers. The exceptional experimental and computational facilities available to our faculty members include comprehensive set of analytical and characterization facilities such as the Alberta Centre for Surface Engineering and Science (ACSES) and the nanoFAB (Fabrication & Characterization Facility) and an extensive set of departmental characterization equipment. In addition, our researchers have access to on-site machine and instrumentation shops, as well as one of the most technologically advanced nanotechnology facilities in the world – the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). You will be joining an exciting, vibrant, and diverse research community. Our department is recognized as a leader in the areas of advanced materials engineering, surface and interfacial science, nanomaterials, soft materials, biomaterials and regenerative medicine, reaction engineering and catalysis, high temperature fuel cells, corrosion, welding and joining, and process systems engineering and process control. For more information about our department please consult our website at

A curriculum vitae, the names of three confidential references, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a statement of current research interests and plans for future research should be submitted by August 25, 2017 to:

Dr. K. C. Cadien
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Please quote advmate17 as the competition number in your application.

The position will be available in 2017 or 2018. Subsequent applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.