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:
women, . All applicants will be invited to self-identify once they have applied. Self-identification information will be held in confidence by the Human Rights and Equity Office and one specially trained . All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
Canada Research Chairs were established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence (?url=www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca&module=jobs&id=2257500" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The successful candidate must submit an external application to the Tri-agency Institutional Program Secretariat that meets the requirements for the successful nomination of Tier 1 Chair as defined by the Canada Research Chairs Program:

  • be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields;
  • be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields;
  • have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline) and, as chairholders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and
  • be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest quality.

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.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials or . The main criteria for selection are:

  • demonstrated excellence in research, including a strong publication record commensurate with years since PhD obtained; o expertise that complements existing research areas in the department; o a high potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support . Note that all forms of engineering licensure in Canada are considered .g., P.Eng., temporary engineering license, provisional engineering license, etc.); and
  • evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and a comprehensive strategy and/or demonstrated ability to attract and retain external research funding.
    The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the . Salary will be .

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.
Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ’top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.
In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare.
Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how . Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
"I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada"; . Applications that do not include .
A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); o a current Curriculum Vitae that includes a comprehensive list of publications (with supervised students on publications clearly identified), awards, and grants received; o a statement of research interests and achievements; o a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); o a statement identifying their strengths and experiences with respect to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their institutional environment; and, o The names and contact information of three references Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 15, 2022, and will continue to be received until . Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Administrative Assistant at mmeheadqueensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

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.
Only nominees external to . (Please note that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and Adjunct-1s will be considered as external nominees).

In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2257500.