Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of New Brunswick Department of Chemical Engineering


Department of Chemical Engineering & The Centre for Nuclear Energy Research: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #20-04
UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Chemical Engineering, in collaboration with the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) at the University of New Brunswick, invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is subject to budgetary approval, with a proposed start date of January 1, 2021.

With the growing interest in Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology and a financial commitment from the New Brunswick SMR Research and Development Cluster partners (GNB, Moltex Energy Canada and ARC Nuclear Canada Inc.), CNER and the Department of Chemical Engineering are engaged in several activities supporting the growth of SMRs in New Brunswick. In addition, expansion of the Nuclear Engineering Option Program within the Department of Chemical Engineering is underway to provide future engineers with nuclear education to this emerging sector. The incumbent will be a key contributor in the growth of both the nuclear option program and current and future R&D activities.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline with specialization in nuclear power plant technology. The incumbent will form a key part of the CNER scientific/engineering management team and will participate in ongoing and future research and development activities with our current partners in the NB SMR R&D Cluster. Additional roles within the Department of Chemical Engineering are expected as is the ability to grow their own research program aligned with the incumbent's research interests and expertise. The incumbent will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of New Brunswick.

The successful incumbent must demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teaching through a proven track record highlighting research and teaching contributions. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach core curriculum in the Chemical Engineering program and aid in the development and delivery of technical elective and graduate courses within the nuclear engineering discipline.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are asked to submit, by email, a cover letter indicating areas of research experience and interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal (maximum five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and/or a teaching dossier, the names and addresses (both postal and email) and telephone numbers of at least three academic references to:

Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and

Director, Centre for Nuclear Energy Research

University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Canada


Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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