Chemical and Biological Engineering – (2) Assistant Professors – University of Ottawa

Posted 7 Monaten ago
Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2023-08-28
Advertised until: 2023-10-27

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering invites outstanding bilingual applicants to apply for two (2) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.  Due to rapid expansions of its program, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Ottawa invites candidates with expertise in the general field of Chemical and Biological Engineering to apply; candidates with expertise in bioengineering, process control and analytical technologies including AI, sustainable industrial chemistry, point-of-care diagnosis and rapid detection sensors (POC), and sustainable materials processing are particularly encouraged to apply to complement the department’s strength and solidify its leadership in these areas.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) supervision of graduate students; d) academic and professional service activities. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active nationally and internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, and participate in educational and professional activities including administrative duties.

Salary: 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.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which 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, located on the unceded territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, 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. Further information relating to the Department can be viewed on its web site

Contact information: Dr. Xudong Cao (, Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience: A demonstrated excellent research or professional track record in related field of expertise; a commitment to teaching and graduate training; and a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Other:  These are fully bilingual positions and candidates should be able to teach in English and French at the time of hiring. Thus, bilingualism (French/English) is required.  Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada needs to be satisfied at the time of tenure and thereafter. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Application deadline: October 31, 2023.  The application material consists of a cover letter, a CV, a detailed teaching and research statement along with the contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 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.

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