Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Materials Engineering

University of Alberta


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Materials Engineering

ENG Chemical & Materials Engineer

Competition No.  -    A103652067
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level rank in Materials Engineering. Exceptional candidates at the full Professor rank may be considered.

We welcome applications from scholars with research in materials engineering. Expertise in physical metallurgy that involves understanding the fundamentals of physical metallurgy (e.g., liquid-solid or solid-solid transformations) for a variety of metallic systems, and advanced processing of emerging alloys would be an asset. The successful candidate will develop research and industrial partnerships throughout the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Alberta, and with local industry, multinational companies, and provincial and federal funding agencies. Interdisciplinary work and collaboration are important in our department, and there are several groups to foster relationships with, including those focusing on welding, additive manufacturing, alloy design and processing, corrosion and mechanical properties, coatings and tribology, and pipeline materials.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in materials engineering, metallurgical engineering, or a closely related field. They will also have a record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings as well as research and teaching experience and skills. A demonstrated record of service and volunteerism broadly related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusivity will be an asset. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire. The successful candidate will establish a research program of independent and cooperative research and industry partnerships. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in materials engineering, and contribute to the future of the department and university through service.

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering is passionate about the development of innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing issues since our first students graduated in 1928 and we are growing every year. We have a complement of more than 45 faculty members with research covering all major areas of chemical and materials engineering. In materials engineering, the complement of faculty presently cover the areas of mineral processing, computational materials science, hydrometallurgy, materials process engineering, microstructural characterization, welding processes and welding metallurgy, energy related materials, electrochemistry, wear, and fracture. We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit and recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary research, and mentorship. Our graduate program attracts students who are dedicated to developing in their area of expertise from schools worldwide and presently has an enrolment of around 350 graduate students, including approximately 190PhD students.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, natural sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The University of Alberta offers close to 900 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus, and has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people."

The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, home to over one million people and Alberta’s capital. Edmonton offers a vibrant start-up ecosystem and a major industrial corridor with several opportunities for partnerships. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services. Campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. The Faculty of Engineering values families and aims to minimize the long distance separation of them when possible through our spouse/partner hiring practices.

We invite you to visit these websites for information about the University of Alberta (, the Faculty of Engineering (, and the City of Edmonton (

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of visible minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply. The University of Alberta aims to increase our diversity, equity, and inclusivity and has 5-year plans in the Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Indigenous Strategic Plan. Alongside this plan, the Faculty of Engineering is taking steps in our student recruitment and hiring processes to support Engineers Canada's 30 by 30 Goal to increase the proportion of newly licensed female-identifying engineers to 30% by the year 2030.

We invite requests for reasonable accommodations and inquiries about accessibility from candidates during the recruitment process in line with the University's Accommodations Policy. For a confidential conversation, candidates should contact with the Job Posting Number and Title referenced in the email.

How to Apply:

To apply, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit all the documents together in one single PDF file.

  • A cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of three referees
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement that outlines the main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy and evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness (2 pages maximum)
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) statement that outlines the candidate’s philosophy, experience, training, and future interests and goals in these areas related to research, teaching, and service. The future interest and goals section should be aligned with institutional and disciplinary strategies, including the University of Alberta’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity:; and Engineers Canada’s Strategy:; (2 pages maximum)
  • Three (3) of the candidate's representative peer-reviewed journal papers in PDF format 
  • As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident"

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews.

Review of applications will begin November 2023 and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2024. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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