University of Alberta

William Magee Endowed Chair in Chemical Process Design

ENG Chemical&MaterialsEngineer

Competition No.  -    A103633817
Closing Date  -    Sep 20, 2017

The Faculty of Engineering, with strong support from its alumni and industrial partners, continues to build on its strengths in the area of Engineering Design. We are seeking an exemplary candidate with an international reputation to provide leadership and work with our outstanding instructional team for chemical engineering process design. The candidate will have a key role in supporting Canada's leading process design program.

Currently, our process design curriculum is woven throughout our undergraduate chemical engineering program from the second year of study and culminates in a two-course process design sequence. This curriculum is strongly supported by a large group of industrial supporters, who actively contribute to the courses. The process design team interacts closely with our School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM), which is recognized as Canada’s leading program. The synergy between the two programs provides a range of opportunities to develop unique offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver high quality teaching at the undergraduate level and eventually, the graduate level, to collaborate with chemical engineering instructors to further increase the quality of our undergraduate programs, to be a leader in the Canadian Engineering Design community, to build strong partnerships with industry and government, and to develop innovative research programs in the broad area of engineering process design. Candidates must either hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering with some industrial experience in chemical process design or have a MSc in Chemical Engineering with substantial (>10 years) industrial experience in chemical process design.

The Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta is one of the premier research-intensive departments of its kind. Our graduating class this year in Chemical Engineering is ~170 students, one of the largest such graduating classes in North America. Our faculty complement is currently 56 with plans in place to grow to approximately 65. We currently have a rapidly expanding set of research programs that involve approximately 390 graduate students and more than 70 other researchers. The research strengths within the department include: process systems engineering and process control, surface and interfacial science, reaction engineering and catalysis, computational fluid dynamics, high temperature fuel cells, and nanomaterials and regenerative medicine. For information about our department, please consult our website at:

Exceptional experimental and computational facilities are available and include comprehensive departmental and university analytical and characterization facilities such as the Alberta Centre for Surface Engineering and Science (ACSES), on-site machine and instrumentation shops, as well as access to one of the most technologically advanced nanotechnology facilities in the world – the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). 

A curriculum vitae, the names of three confidential references, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a statement of current research interests and plans for future research should be emailed by September 20th, 2017 to:

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

Please quote CHEmdc017 as the competition number in your application. The position will be available in 2017 or 2018. 

How to Apply


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.