Assistant Professor Position in Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The preferred area of expertise of the candidate is Plasma Engineering or Biomanufacturing, but strong candidates pursuing research in another Chemical Engineering sub-area will be considered.
Located in the cosmopolitan City of Montréal, McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top universities worldwide. The Department of Chemical Engineering has a long tradition of research and teaching excellence (more than 100 years) and is currently composed of 17 Faculty members. The successful candidate will play a leading role in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching, and service.
Plasma Engineering: Chemical process electrification through plasma and plasma-catalytic processing; gas, liquid and solid conversion; novel reactor concepts and process intensification; equilibrium and non-equilibrium kinetics and processes; efficient and circular use of resources; alternative fuels and utilization cycles; energy storage; other applications in agriculture and medicine.
Biomanufacturing: Bioprocessing of vaccines, viral vectors, mRNA, recombinant proteins or other commercially relevant biologics; novel bioreactors or scale-up and scale-down approaches; downstream processing of biologics; bioprocess intensification; process analytical technologies and process control applied to biologics; omics technologies for bioprocess optimization; continuous biomanufacturing.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and preferably, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements and potential is indispensable. McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring excellent English communication skills both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of French is an Asset. Registration in a Canadian professional engineering association is required within the first 6 years following hiring.
Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and perspectives; as our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context. The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service.
Candidates should submit a complete application package consisting of:
- A cover letter (1 page)
- A curriculum vitae including a list of publications
- A current and near-term (5 years) research statement (3 pages)
- A teaching statement (2 pages)
- A statement on how equity, diversity and inclusion practices are incorporated in professorial activities (1/2 page)
- The names and email addresses of three references
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Depending on feasibility, interviews may be conducted either in person or remotely. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected start date is August 1, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted using this weblink:
For more information about the Department of Chemical Engineering, please visit the website at: www.mcgill.ca/chemeng/. Specific inquiries may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Prof. Sylvain Coulombe, ing., Ph.D.
sylvain.coulombe [at] mcgill.ca
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca (email).
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Poste de Professeur.e Adjoint.e en Génie Chimique
Le Département de génie chimique de l’Université McGill sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur.e adjoint.e menant à la permanence. Le domaine d'expertise souhaité est l'ingénierie des plasmas ou la biofabrication, bien que d'autres sous-domaines du génie chimique seront également pris en considération.
Située dans la cosmopolite Ville de Montréal, L'Université McGill est l'un des établissements universitaires à forte intensité de recherche les plus importants du Canada et est régulièrement classée parmi les meilleures universités du monde. Le Département de génie chimique a une longue tradition d'excellence en recherche et enseignement (plus de 100 ans), et le corps professoral compte présentement 17 professeurs.es. Les candidats.es retenus.es joueront un rôle de premier plan dans le maintien de la réputation internationale d'excellence de McGill en matière de recherche, d'enseignement et de service.
Ingénierie des plasmas: Électrification des procédés chimiques via les procédés plasma et plasma-catalyse; conversion des gaz, liquides et solides; nouveaux concepts de réacteur et intensification des procédés; cinétique et processus à l'équilibre et hors-équilibre; utilisation efficiente et circulaire des ressources; carburants et cycles d'utilisation alternatifs; stockage d'énergie; autres applications en agriculture et médecine.
Biofabrication: Bioprocédés pour la fabrication de vaccins, de vecteurs viraux, d'ARNm, de protéines recombinantes ou d'autres produits biologiques ayant une valeur commerciale; bioréacteurs innovants et nouveaux systèmes de mise à l'échelle ou de réduction d'échelle pour la bioproduction; traitement en aval des produits biologiques; intensification des bioprocédés; technologies d'analyse et de contrôle des procédés appliquées aux produits biologiques ; technologies omiques pour l'optimisation des bioprocédés; bioproduction continue.
Les candidats.es doivent être titulaire d'un doctorat et de préférence, d'un diplôme de premier cycle en génie chimique. Il.elle doit démontrer des réalisations importantes en recherche et un futur prometteur. Comme l’Université McGill est une institution dont la majorité des activités d’enseignement et de recherche s’effectue en anglais, le.la candidat.e doit démontrer d'excellentes habilités dans cette langue. La connaissance du français est un atout. L'adhésion à une association professionnelle canadienne d'ingénieurs est requise dans les 6 premières années suivant l'embauche.
Les qualifications prioritaires incluent le dévouement à un environnement qui soutient la diversité des personnes et des perspectives ; comme nos étudiants.es viennent d'un large éventail de disciplines, de cultures et de milieux, nous invitons les candidats.es à aborder dans leur dossier candidature leur capacité à enseigner, superviser et encadrer dans ce contexte. Le.la candidat.e retenu.e fera preuve d'un engagement ferme envers la mission de l'Université, par le biais d'activités à un niveau exceptionnel dans les domaines de la recherche, de l'enseignement et du service.
Le.la candidat.e doit soumettre un dossier de candidature complet, comprenant :
- Une lettre de motivation (1 page)
- Un curriculum vitae comprenant une liste de publications
- Un énoncé de recherche courante et projetée sur 5 ans (3 pages)
- Un énoncé d'enseignement (2 pages)
- Un énoncé sur l'incorporation de pratiques sur l'équité, la diversité et l'inclusion dans les activités professoral (1/2 page)
- Les noms et adresses électroniques de trois références
Les documents de candidature doivent être soumis à l'aide de ce site :
L'examen des candidatures débutera le 1 mars 2023 et se poursuivra jusqu'à ce que le poste soit pourvu. Selon la faisabilité, les entrevues peuvent être menées en personne ou à distance. Le salaire sera proportionnel aux qualifications et à l'expérience. La date prévue pour le début de l’emploi est le 1er août 2023.
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le Département de génie chimique, veuillez consulter le site Web à l'adresse suivante : www.mcgill.ca/chemeng/. Les demandes de renseignements spécifiques peuvent être envoyées au Président du comité :
Pr. Sylvain Coulombe, ing., Ph.D.
sylvain.coulombe [at] mcgill.ca
Adhésion aux principes d’équité et de diversité
L’Université McGill s’engage fermement à respecter les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté, tout en valorisant la rigueur et l’excellence académiques. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et des minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes en situation de handicap, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation sexuelle et identité de genre, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances nécessaires pour interagir au sein de groupes diversifiés.
McGill valorise et encourage la recherche qui reflète des traditions intellectuelles, des méthodologies ainsi que des modes de dissémination et de traduction diversifiés. Les personnes candidates sont invitées à démontrer la portée de leur recherche, aussi bien au sein de leur champ universitaire que dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, notamment dans les secteurs gouvernemental, communautaire et industriel.
En outre, McGill reconnaît et prend équitablement en considération l’incidence des congés (p. ex., obligations familiales ou congés pour raisons de santé), qui peuvent entraîner des interruptions ou des ralentissements de carrière. Quiconque pose sa candidature est encouragé à signaler tout congé ayant eu une incidence sur son rendement et pouvant avoir modifié son parcours de carrière. Ces renseignements seront pris en compte aux fins d’évaluation équitable du dossier.
L’Université McGill dispose d’un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des groupes visés à indiquer leur appartenance à ces derniers dans leur dossier de candidature. Elle tient également à s’assurer que les personnes en situation de handicap reçoivent un traitement équitable et puissent pleinement s’intégrer à la vie universitaire en ayant à cœur de mettre en œuvre les principes de conception universelle dans toutes les sphères d’activité de l’Université, conformément aux politiques et procédures relatives aux aménagements. Les personnes en situation de handicap qui pourraient avoir besoin de certains aménagements pour soumettre leur candidature sont invitées à communiquer en toute confidentialité par accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca (courriel).
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It is extremely hard to get a faculty position.
Landing a tenure track faculty position can be very difficult. Being competitive in this market starts with completing a graduate program from a well-known university or under the mentorship of a well-established researcher in the field.
Compared to adjunct teaching, the main benefit of tenure is job security and a higher salary, but there are other advantages to obtaining tenure as well: Academic freedom — Tenure offers professors academic freedom and independence.How do you become a tenure-track professor? ›
Getting on the tenure track requires working your way up the ranks, typically starting as an assistant professor. After about six years, you go through a tenure review; if successful, you're promoted to associate professor, which usually comes with a salary bump.Can you be tenure track without a PhD? ›
While some tenure-track positions are open to candidates with a master's degree, most colleges and universities prefer candidates with a doctoral degree in their field of study. Earning a doctoral degree usually takes between three and six years of additional coursework.Are tenure track professors better teachers? ›
We find consistent evidence that students learn relatively more from contingent faculty in their firstterm courses. This result is driven by the fact that the bottom quarter of tenure track/tenured faculty (as indicted by our measure of teaching effectiveness) has lower “value added” than their contingent counterparts.Is getting tenure a big deal? ›
The job protections are significant. Except in extreme circumstances, faculty who have achieved tenure can expect to be paid for teaching and research for as long as they hold their jobs. There is no retirement age. And colleges only very rarely go out of business.Are tenured professors paid for life? ›
Most institutions don't differentiate pay, based upon being a tenure track professor. Instead, tenure is an earned privilege that provides lifetime job security.Can tenure-track be fired? ›
The purpose of tenure is to protect a professor's academic freedom. Tenured faculty have lifetime appointments but can be fired for financial and ethical reasons.At what age do most professors get tenure? ›
Typically, the research expectations for tenure are adjusted accordingly. Very few people become Full Professors before the age of 40; the average age of Full Professors is 55 and the average age when tenure is granted is at 39.
How hard is it to become a tenure professor? ›
How long does it take to get tenure? Typically, a tenure-track professor works five or six years in a probationary period before that professor is up for the appointment. The tenure approval process can take months.How many hours do tenured professors work? ›
Despite broad consensus among professors that their job isn't for slackers, they tend to disagree, primarily among themselves, about exactly how hard they work. While some scholars say they maintain a traditional 40-hour workweek, others contend they have a superhuman workload.What is the difference between a professor and a tenured professor? ›
Tenure is a term you'll often hear associated with professors. Academic tenure means a professor has been granted lifetime employment with a college or university. It also protects them from being fired without cause.Is a tenure track position permanent? ›
Tenure signifies permanency of appointment. If you get tenure in a particular role, it means that you're a permanent employee. Being a tenured professor can mean having academic freedom in political affiliations, advocacies, ideologies, or non-traditional research.Can you be a tenured professor without a PhD? ›
That's why a PhD is required, at least for tenure-track employment, at most universities in most departments. Being a professor means not just that you repeat memorized facts to anyone who doesn't run away fast enough.Are tenured professors untouchable? ›
While not untouchable–particularly in instances of conduct violations or financial exigency–tenured faculty generally enjoy long and secure careers. This security was born of the belief that faculty members should be protected from dismissal or reprisals for teaching and publishing controversial material.Can you skip a Masters and go straight to a PhD? ›
Yes, you can get a PhD without first obtaining a master's degree. A number of universities offer direct entry to PhD programs from undergraduate or bachelor degree studies. In some cases, specific schools or programs may prefer that applicants hold a master's degree.How hard is it to get rid of a tenured professor? ›
Academic tenure is basically a contract with no expiration. This means, professors don't have to be reappointed to keep their position. Professors with tenure can only be terminated under extraordinary circumstances defined by a university policy.Why is it hard to fire a tenured professor? ›
No matter how egregious the reasons may be, a tenured faculty member has the right to a hearing before being fired. Tenure, by definition, is an indefinite academic appointment, and tenured faculty can only be dismissed under extraordinary circumstances like financial exigency or program discontinuation.Why is tenure so powerful? ›
Why is tenure important? What purpose does it serve? The principal purpose of tenure is to safeguard academic freedom, which is necessary for all who teach and conduct research in higher education.
Why is it hard to fire a teacher with tenure? ›
Henry said the biggest obstacle in firing a teacher is weighing the financial risk. The law mandates a district pay its own and the teacher's attorney fees if it loses and its own lawyer fees if it wins, he said. An average case costs $100,000 in attorney fees for each party, Henry said.What are the cons of tenure? ›
- Performance Quality. Critics argue that many institutions find themselves stuck with poor performing faculty under tenure contracts. ...
- Budgetary Restrictions. ...
- Faculty Morale.
In most cases, a tenured position is one that doesn't have an end date. While tenured professors might have to renew their contracts each year, that deals with their pay, benefits, course load and other financial and administrative aspects of their work agreements.Can tenure professors be fired? ›
Tenure in essence only protects professors who the administration does not want to fire. It does not protect tenured faculty who the administration has decided to terminate.At what age do tenured professors retire? ›
Until 1982, colleges and universities could mandate the retirement of faculty at age sixty-five, and, until 1994, they could mandate retirement at age seventy. Since 1994, however, federal legislation has prevented academic institutions from setting any mandatory retirement age.Can tenured professors say anything? ›
In addition, tenured educators are granted freedom in discussing their subject in the classroom, though they should ensure any controversial material covered directly relates to their subject. Finally, colleges and universities cannot censor or discipline tenured faculty members on what they say or write.What is the average salary of a tenured professor at Harvard? ›
How much does a Professor make at Harvard University in the United States? Average Harvard University Professor yearly pay in the United States is approximately $211,746, which is 217% above the national average.How do you survive tenure track? ›
- Learn the specific research, teaching and service expectations for tenure and promotion at your institution. ...
- Keep your CV updated. ...
- Get to know colleagues outside your department. ...
- Learn to make your teaching as efficient as possible. ...
- Protect your research and writing time.
Getting tenure as a professor essentially means you have academic job security. Once you gain tenure, your employer can only terminate you for a justifiable cause or under extreme situations.How long does it take to get tenure track? ›
For those that are tenure track, it generally takes about seven years to earn tenure while working as an assistant professor. Tenure is determined by a combination of research, teaching, and service, with each factor weighted according to the values of a particular university, college or department.
Who is the youngest tenured professor? ›
|Doctoral students||Henry Cohn|
Typically, after a tenure denial, faculty are granted a “terminal year,” where they wrap things up and look for another job.What are the benefits of being a tenured professor? ›
What Are the Benefits of Instruction by Tenured Professors? The primary reason for tenure is to provide professors with academic freedom. Because they have job security, they can research, publish and teach a wide range of topics, including provocative material.What is life like as a tenured professor? ›
Tenured professors have relatively high job security and professional freedom. Once tenured, a professor can largely set his own responsibilities and decide to a large extent how to divide his time between teaching, writing, researching, and administration.What percentage of professors get tenure? ›
In 2019, just 10.5 percent of faculty positions in the U.S. were tenure-track and 26.5 percent were tenured, according to the AAUP.Do professors get the summer off? ›
Myth 3: Professors Get Summers Off
Forbes received so many angry letters from professors that the outlet later updated the article with an addendum. College students often only interact with professors during the fall and spring semesters. But the reality is that professors rarely take long breaks from academia.
Professors may not always work typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours. They can often arrange their own schedules to suit the focus of their workdays, which can include research, office hours, teaching or attending meetings. They might also have the flexibility to work remotely.How many classes does a tenured professor teach? ›
While adjunct and tenured professors often bring similar educational backgrounds to a job and both teach college classes, their salaries can differ dramatically. In contrast, many tenured professors only teach around five courses per year.What are the three types of professor? ›
Professors are tenure-track or tenured faculty. In the United States there are three ranks of professor: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor.What is the hierarchy of professors? ›
The standard academic ranks are Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. The standard professorial titles (and where appropriate Instructor) are significantly altered by the addition of modifiers such as Emeritus, University, Clinical, Research, Adjunct, or Visiting.
Are Harvard professors tenured? ›
Your review for promotion to professor (the only tenured rank at Harvard) ordinarily occurs during the penultimate year of your appointment as associate professor.How many PHDS students get tenure-track jobs? ›
Statistics reveal that the likelihood of landing a tenure-track position in North America vary between 10 and 25 per cent.What percentage of PHDS get tenure-track jobs? ›
Denton et al, 2022 reported that 23% of life sciences postdocs and 33.2% of physical sciences and engineering postdocs in the U.S. were employed in tenure-track faculty positions within 5–6 years following degree completion.How do you negotiate a tenure-track offer? ›
Be realistic in your demands. Be reasonable in what you ask for — don't negotiate for all the perks you can possibly think of (e.g., special parking spots, no Friday classes). Asking for too much may make the hiring faculty think that you feel entitled, and that's not a great way to start a job.What is the salary of PhD professor? ›
A PhD holder working as a professor may expect to get an expected average income of Rs 16,73,000 year (or roughly Rs 90k per month).Can I become a professor with a Masters? ›
Many two-year schools only require instructors to have their master's degree for teaching introductory courses, while some four-year institutions accept these types of instructors on a part-time basis. However, most four-year institutions require a research or professional doctorate in the field you intend to teach.Do professors make a lot of money? ›
Average Professor Salary by Subject
In general, the average pay is between roughly $64,000 and $123,000 per year. Education professors are at the low end of the salary range, typically earning less than $65,000 a year. The highest-paid are those who teach law; their expertise can net an annual salary of over $120,000.
/ˈten.jəd/ having been given tenure (= the right to remain permanently in a job, usually one in education): tenured professors. The college has 3,500 faculty members, 80 percent of whom are tenured.What does a tenured position mean? ›
A tenured professor holds a full-time position with job security at the college level. Tenured professors typically enter the academic job market after earning the highest degree in their field, generally a Ph. D., and hold titles like assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor.What is the meaning of tenure track? ›
The tenure track is a professor's pathway to promotion and academic job security. It's the process by which an assistant professor becomes and an associate professor and then a professor.
What is the difference between tenure and non tenure track? ›
Tenure track faculty are expected to demonstrate performance in all three areas (teaching, research, and service), with excellence in one area and adequacy in two. Non-tenure track faculty are expected to demonstrate performance in two missions of teaching and service with excellence in one and adequacy in the other.Can a tenured professor be fired? ›
Tenure in essence only protects professors who the administration does not want to fire. It does not protect tenured faculty who the administration has decided to terminate.Does tenure mean you get paid more? ›
Gaining Tenure Status
Most institutions don't differentiate pay, based upon being a tenure track professor. Instead, tenure is an earned privilege that provides lifetime job security. It's important to develop strong relationships within your academic department, before applying for tenure.