Chemical Engineering - Tenure Track/Tenured Positions

ENG Chemical&MaterialsEngineer

Competition No.  -    A103649052
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track/tenured positions at any level (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor). These positions are part of the University of Alberta’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, candidates from traditionally underrepresented and equity deserving groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates are expected to establish productive research programs in Chemical Engineering. Candidates in all areas of chemical engineering will be considered; however, we are especially interested in candidates with a focus on fundamental research in areas such as (but not limited to) thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, and in candidates whose research complements the department’s existing strengths. The candidates’ ability to contribute to one of the University’s signature areas (Energy Systems, Precision Health, AI4Society, Intersections of Gender, Situated Knowledge: Indigenous Peoples and Place) is also an important consideration. 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 chemical engineering. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service work. Candidates must possess a record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Candidates must provide evidence of research and teaching experience and skills. Candidates with a demonstrated record of service and volunteerism broadly related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusivity will be considered.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering aims to maintain our position among the leading schools in North America. With a present complement of more than 45 faculty members, research in the Department is vigorous and covers all major areas of chemical and materials engineering. Our research strengths are diverse, and include process systems engineering, surface and interfacial science, thermodynamics, reaction engineering and catalysis, biochemical and biomedical engineering, energy-related materials, and welding and metallurgy. We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit and recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary research, and mentorship. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 400 students, including approximately 200 PhD students.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The University of Alberta offers close to 900 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus, and has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people."

The University of Alberta is in Edmonton, home to over one million people and Alberta’s capital. Edmonton offers a vibrant start-up ecosystem and a major industrial corridor with several opportunities for partnerships. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services. Campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. The Faculty of Engineering values families and aims to minimize the long distance separation of them when possible through our spouse/partner hiring practices.

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How to Apply:

  • To apply, please submit the following to the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at
  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy and evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness (2 pages maximum)
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) statement that outlines the candidate’s philosophy, experience, training, and future interests and goals in these areas related to research, teaching, and service. The future interest and goals section should be aligned with institutional and disciplinary strategies, including the University of Alberta’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity:; and Engineers Canada’s Strategy:; (2 pages maximum)
  • Three (3) representative journal papers in PDF format
  • Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Review of applications will begin on or shortly after December 20, 2022. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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 at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your 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.