Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Materials and/or Materials Degradation

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Materials and/or Materials Degradation Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Queen’s University at Kingston April 2022
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

Tenure-track/Tenure faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in nuclear materials and/or materials degradation
, with a preferred starting date of September 1, 2022.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in the areas of materials degradation in extreme environments, for nuclear waste applications, and/or other nuclear-materials relevant problems, both for the existing CANDU fleet and for the emerging SMR systems.
The position will expand the successful Nuclear Materials research effort at Queen’s, which already includes 5 faculty and around 50 . The successful candidate will submit an external nomination for a five-year term position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, eligible for renewal once, to a maximum of two five-year terms as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.
In exceptional .

This appointment is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as women1.
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, 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 the . Until such time as we have met our Canada Research Chairs Program equity targets (?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Fvpr%2Fprizes-awards-&module=jobs&id=2278020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Fvpr%2Fprizes-awards-&module=jobs&id=2278020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards- 1 "Women" is used because the CRC Program currently employs the categories of the four federally designated groups (FDG) - Women, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Visible Minorities - to monitor progress towards meeting . Queen’s has an under-representation of women among Tier 1 Chairholders. The Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) has established targets for CRC representation, with staggered deadlines for meeting targets between the . This initiative follows the provisions for a special program as described by the Ontario Human Rights .

chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-crcp) , preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups under the Canada Research Chairs program:
women, Indigenous/Aboriginal . All applicants will be . Self-identification information will be held in confidence by the Human Rights and Equity Office and one specially trained member of the . 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=2278020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca&module=jobs&id=2278020" 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 . Candidates more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination may have . Acceptable justifications are generally limited to breaks in the candidate’s research career due to maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care.
Please contact researchqueensu.ca if you desire more information on the Tier 2 justification process.
In addition, the impact of certain circumstances (including but not limited to parental leave, family responsibilities, illness, disability, research in emerging fields, limited access to resources) that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement wil be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity.
Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.
to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

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, 600 undergraduate students, 150 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 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 Engineering, or a related . 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 . Ranking 1st in Canada and 5th in the World in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, Queen’s is committed to advancing the United Nations . We encourage those who share our commitments to diversity . 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

of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.
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 many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent . 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"; OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
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 June 1, 2022, and will continue to be received until the . Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Administrative Assistant at mmeadminqueensu.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 Administrative Assistant at mmeadminqueensu.ca. Academic 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=2278020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqueensu.ca%2Ffacultyrelations%2Ffaculty-librarians-and-archivists%2Fcollective-agreement&module=jobs&id=2278020" 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=2278020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qufa.ca&module=jobs&id=2278020" 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).

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