Assistant Professor - Green Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Green Engineering (Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Remediation). The preferred start date for this appointment is July 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related discipline completed at the start date of the appointment, preferably combined with postdoctoral and/or industrial and/or post-secondary teaching experience. The main criteria for selection are academic research and teaching excellence. The ability to interact closely with faculty in one of the research areas of strength of the department will be an asset ( The successful candidate will be expected to establish a leading-edge research program of international reputation, supervise graduate students, provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, actively engage with industry, and make positive administrative contributions through service to the University, Faculty, Department and profession. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, or eligibility to acquire registration in Canada, is a requirement.  Renewal of this appointment will be contingent on attaining P. Eng. registration.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. We are focused on being the quality leader in Canadian higher education and are dedicated to promoting research and scholarship of national and international distinction. The Department of Chemical Engineering is a medium-sized department with 24 faculty, and provides undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry with 400+ undergraduate students currently enrolled in years 2 through 4, and has an enrolment of more than 95 graduate students.


The Department of Chemical Engineering has links to a number of multi-disciplinary Centres at Queen's, including: The Human Mobility Research Centre, GreenCentre  Canada, Innovation Park, the Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER), the  Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre and the new Queen’s Institute for Disruptive Technology. The Department also houses the Polymers Research Group (PRG), with strengths in polymer reaction engineering, processing and rheology.


Queen's University is a campus with a global reputation in the heart of the vibrant Kingston community in the core of the Thousand Islands region of south-eastern Ontario. Kingston is home to the DuPont Canada Research and Development Centre, Bombardier Transportation Transit Systems unit, St. Lawrence College, and the Royal Military College of Canada.


Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.


To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Tanya Ligthart at

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Tanya Ligthart, Administrative Assistant for Chemical Engineering, at , although printed applications may be submitted to the Chair of the Appointments Committee:

Dr. Brian Amsden

Professor and Head

Department of Chemical Engineering

Queen's University

Dupuis Hall, Room 201

19 Division Street

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2018 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that take into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tanya Ligthart in the Department of Chemical Engineering at 613-533-6000 ext. 74528, or at the mailing and email address listed above.

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