Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This call extends to all individuals with research interests related to a field in mechanical, industrial or aerospace engineering. The five year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research package.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.
About the Department
The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering has 56 faculty members active in various areas of mechanical, industrial and aerospace engineering and its strength has grown in recent years. The Department is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and training of undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, and PhD programs in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Concordia University attracts high quality, diverse domestic and international students in all its programs and enrolments are stable and strong at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information on the Department is available at: www.concordia.ca/miae
About the Faculty
Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 235 professors. The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. The School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit: www.concordia.ca/ginacody
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Candidates should possess Bachelor’s and PhD degrees in mechanical, industrial, aerospace engineering or similar engineering disciplines. She/he shall be internationally recognized as a leader in their field, with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She/he will conduct independent scholarly research, and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. As this is a senior research chair appointment, the incumbent is expected to provide leadership in their research area through initiatives that may include large team-based grants etc. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the Province of Quebec is required. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset.
How to Apply
Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (18_C_MIAE_M), detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of at least four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by January 15, 2020 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2020 or shortly thereafter.
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.
As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
teaching about underrepresented populations
mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
conducting research with underrepresented and / or underserved communities
offering or organizing educational programming
participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at email@example.com or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
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About Concordia University
Concordia University is redefining the university experience. Through our on campus, online and blended learning practices we provide students with flexible opportunities for growth and transformation. Concordia connects ideas with people and offers a multi-disciplinary and research-engaged environment dedicated to incubating innovation, excellence and success. Our teaching and research is daring and transformative, and anticipates the future of what a university can and should be. We enroll over 46,000 students and have nearly 200,000 graduates around the world.