University of Alberta

Industrial Professor in Engineering Safety and Risk Management

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Competition No.  -    A103638094
Closing Date  -    Feb 28, 2019

The Faculty of Engineering, with strong support from industry partners, continues to build on the recognized strengths of its unique David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management.  We are seeking an exemplary candidate with an international reputation to join our team in this strategic area of strength as we continue to evolve Canada's leading and only School in this important field.

The David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management was established as the next phase in a program that, with the strong support of industry and government, was initiated in 1988 at the University of Alberta. At this time, the Faculty of Engineering decided to expand a single course on industrial safety to a program in Industrial Safety and Loss Management. The program has continued to evolve and is now focused on Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM), which we define as the management of the continuous reduction of risk to people, environment, assets and production.

The successful candidate is expected to develop exceptional programs in the broad area of engineering safety and risk management; to deliver high quality teaching at the undergraduate level; to collaborate with design engineering instructors to further increase the quality of our undergraduate programs; to take a leading role in the Canadian Engineering Safety and Risk Management community; and to build strong partnerships with industry and government. Candidates must either hold a PhD in Engineering, or related field, or have substantial relevant industrial experience.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta is one of the premier research-intensive departments of its kind 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 involves approximately 450 graduate students and 100 other researchers. The research strengths within the department include: surface and interfacial science, reaction engineering and catalysis, computational fluid dynamics, high temperature fuel cells, process systems engineering and process control, 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).

This position has an initial two year appointment, with the possibility of extension, and is in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (AST) agreement.

A curriculum vitae, the names of three confidential references, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a statement of current interests and future plans should be sent by February 28, 2019 to:

Dr. Ken Cadien

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9

Please quote ESRM20 as the competition number in your application. The position will be available in 2019 or 2020. 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.


How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.