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Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Advanced Manufacturing

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of (full) Professor to compete for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 nomination in the area of Advanced Manufacturing relevant to Chemical Engineering, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. The CRC Tier 1 competition is opened to both internal and external candidates. Details about Tier 1 Canada Research Chair can be found at

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field.  As per criteria for CRC Tier 1, all applicants must 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; 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.

The applicant is also expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for an engineering license with professional Engineers Ontario within five years of his/her appointment at Waterloo. 

The salary range of this position at the (full) Professor rank is $150,000 to $200,000.  The closing date for applications is January 3, 2017. 

Applicants should send the following information to

  • Cover letter (the cover letter should contain a paragraph indicating how the proposed research relates to Advanced Manufacturing in the context of Chemical Engineering)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching interests
  • A brief statement (one or two paragraphs) of how the Chair assists the University in meeting the objectives set forth in the Institutional Strategic Research Plan. You can refer to the following URL for information regarding current UW strategic areas:

  • A brief statement (one paragraph) describing how the Chair will strengthen the Department’s research profile. Note that an important expectation of a CRC Chair is to lead major research proposals originating from the Chemical Engineering Department.
  • Contact information for three references 

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a collegial, interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.  With 34 faculty members and an annual enrolment of 550 undergraduate and over 230 graduate students, it is one of the largest Chemical Engineering departments in Canada.  The Department is benefiting from its relatively new home, a 115,000 square-foot building with 48 state-of-the-art research labs and new instructional spaces.  The undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering (jointly with Departments of Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Biomedical Engineering draw the top students from across Canada. 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

“Three reasons to apply:

The University of Waterloo has 35,200 full and part-time students and is located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub.  The scenic campus is part of the twin-cities of Kitchener-Waterloo with a population of 300,000 located 100 km SW of Toronto.  The community is rated highly for its excellent living conditions.  More information on the department and university is available at

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