2 Tenure Track Nuclear Engineering Positions

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Faculty Positions in Nuclear Engineering
McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics, located on the main university campus to begin on or before July 1, 2023. Candidates with a superior track record of contributions within the nuclear field, demonstrated leadership in research and innovation, and a strong international reputation may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Position Description

The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Therefore, a demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in teaching and curriculum development in Engineering Physics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. Consistent with McMaster’s position as a research-intensive university, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a dynamic externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and foster existing or new collaborations with other Departments and Faculties. Research excellence will be reflected in successful mentoring of graduate students, extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer- reviewed journals. Relevant industrial experience, the ability to interact with other research groups (on- and off-campus), and interest in creating and maintaining ties with major industrial players within the broader community, will be essential. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the Department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as University-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Engineering Physics, or a related engineering discipline, by the time of the appointment. Successful candidates will be outstanding emerging scholars with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. An appointment may be considered for a University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) funded Associate Research Chair.

The successful candidates will be expected to apply for a full or limited license from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

The Department of Engineering Physics is seeking outstanding individuals for two tenure-track or tenured positions in Nuclear Engineering. These positions build upon a strategic focus area for the University in the fields of nuclear science and engineering and complement our existing world-class facilities such as the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), the Center for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CANS), particle accelerators, isotope research and production facilities, and a wealth of nuclear and materials research capabilities. The positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor level and located on the main university campus. Consideration for positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will be given, based on commensurate experience. The successful applicants must demonstrate a compelling vision for extending McMaster Engineering’s longstanding strengths in research, with a specialization in one or more areas of nuclear engineering including (but not limited to) neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, decommissioning/waste management, safeguards, materials, fuels, fusion, instrumentation and/or non-destructive testing.

How to apply:

For a complete job posting and application information, please use the following link


to submit your application to job opening 48381 by December 1 2022, addressed to

Chair of Search Committee, JHE-A315 Department of Engineering Physics Faculty of Engineering
McMaster University Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7 Canada

and submit the following materials:

• a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae. Describe the impact that career interruptions may have had on research productivity (if applicable);
• a research statement, including a selection of research publications (no more than four examples);
• a statement on teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);
• a statement describing the contributions you have made or plan to make to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service in academic, professional or community contexts, including how the candidate will contribute to the advancement of the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence within the Faculty of Engineering (2 pages maximum); and
• contact information for at least three referees. Please note that letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will be ongoing. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but January 1 or July 1, 2023 is preferred. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Applicants with questions regarding this recruitment should contact Robert Laidler, [email protected]

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Application Deadline: 01/12/2022