Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology
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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Queen’s University at Kingston October 2021
Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University invites applications for a
Tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
with specialization in cell mechanics and mechanobiology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022.
The successful candidate will join an exciting new interdisciplinary research initiative,
C2, from Cells to Community:
Connecting Mechanobiology and Physical Activity to Promote Health and Wellness for Canadians
, where their expertise in cell mechanics and cellular response to mechanical stimulation will inform the development of effective musculoskeletal therap ies and treatments to promote healthy active living in Canada’s aging population.
The C2 program is housed within the Centre for Health Innovation (formerly the Human Mobility Research Centre) and comprises a 15+ member team of established researchers and state-of-the-art labs encompassing complementary expertise in cell biology, biomaterials, biomechanics, robotics, and . The successful candidate will submit an external nomination for a seven-year term position as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, eligible for renewal once, to a .
This appointment is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as women
1. We welcome and support applications from such candidates who also identify as members of other equity-deserving groups, i.e. Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, .
Queen’s University is committed to academic and research excellence while advancing inquiry to . To fully realize this goal, we must ensure that we have diversity of perspective and experiences to boldly take on societal, cultural and environmental challenges.
Queen’s University has an employment equity program that meets the goals of the Canada Research Chairs program and . Until such time as we Commission. period of 2020 to 2029. This initiative follows the provisions for a special program as described by the Ontario Human Rights Secretariat (TIPS) has established targets for CRC representation, with staggered deadlines for meeting targets between the equity goals. Queen’s has an under-representation of women among Tier 1 Chairholders. The Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Women, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Visible Minorities - to monitor progress towards meeting "Women" is used because the CRC Program currently employs the categories of the four federally designated groups (FDG) -
have met our Canada Research Chairs Program equity targets (?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Fvpr%2Fprizes-awards-chairs%2Fcanada-research-chairs-program-crcp&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Fvpr%2Fprizes-awards-chairs%2Fcanada-research-chairs-program-crcp&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards-chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-crcp) , preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups under the Canada Research Chairs program:
Your Career with Queen’s Engineering
Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing opportunities for early career academics to develop distinguished research and exceptional . To promote on- going success, there is support for course development and delivery that is provided by the Department, the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Engineering and . Faculty have access to a range of educational technologies including industry- leading instructional design support offered through the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team.
Support for faculty to develop strong research programs includes Special Research Grant opportunities, grant writing workshops and review services, and one-to-one mentorship from . Queen’s Engineering is also committed to increasing the proportion of women in engineering, supported by the recent establishment of a Chair for Women in Engineering.
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is comprised of approximately 30 faculty members, 700 undergraduate students, 175 graduate students, and it currently holds the . Heidi Ploeg. Research in the Department is supported by four research chairs:
a Tier 1 CRC in Mechanics of Materials, an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials, a University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) Research Chair in Corrosion Control and Materials Performance, and a Tier 1 CRC in . The Department benefits from strong collaborations with the Centre of Health Innovation (formerly the Human Mobility Research Centre) an d Ingenuity
Labs, and it also boasts a number of world-class experimental research facilities, including the Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) and the Optical Towing Tank for Energetics Research Laboratory (OTTER Lab) ,. More details about the Department can be found at me.queensu.ca.
Queen’s University Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, innovation thrives with new perspectives and experiences, and the diversity of our workforce enhances our research and teaching . People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out . With foundational values of collaboration, respect and diversity, we are committed to embracing an inclusive environment and supporting each member of our . We encourage those who share our commitments to . The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality . Visi t Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.
Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access . You will also participate in a pension plan.
Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.
Dr. Keith Pilkey Professor and Head Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Room 201, McLaughlin Hall 130 Stuart Street Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6 The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, . If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the MME department at mmeheadqueensu.ca.
Acad emic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Ffacultyrelations%2Ffaculty-librarians-and-archivists%2Fcollective-agreement&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Ffacultyrelations%2Ffaculty-librarians-and-archivists%2Fcollective-agreement&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qufa.ca&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qufa.ca&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.qufa.ca. Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Provost.
In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2257500.
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