Seeking outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position (rank of Assistant or Associate Professor)
Increased public concern for food security and climate instability has stimulated development of new technologies aimed at optimized and sustainable use of our natural resources while producing and processing food, fiber and energy biomaterials. New bioproduction and bioprocessing systems perform at a higher level than traditional methods through the use of higher equipment standards, embedded smart technologies and improved cost efficiency. However, due to the range of potential applications and specifics of crop and animal production environment, there is an on-going need to design new machines and develop new technological schemes that would allow for more cost efficient production, minimized negative environmental impact and elevated social standards for rural communities. Therefore, machine design that is based on the most advanced analytical techniques is one of the most critical areas within the bioresource engineering discipline.
The Department of Bioresource Engineering is proposing a position in Machine Design Engineering. This position is focused on the conceptual design of machines for agricultural production and field based processing of biological materials, including food/feed production, horticulture, and bioenergy crops. The successful candidate should be able to apply computer aided design, finite element analysis, additive manufacturing, and/or model driven engineering to conduct research and educate students constructing new machines for bioresource engineering. In addition, he/she should have a strong academic or professional background in equipment manufacturing with an emphasis on soil mechanics and traction, biomass harvesting, and/or organic waste management. The suitable individual will teach machinery design classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level within the Bioresource Engineering program. Several key courses will include introduction to mechanical analysis and design, machinery system engineering, and design of machines. Previous industrial experience as a design engineer is a plus. The ideal candidate should be eligible to register as a professional engineer in Canada.
Applicants will have a PhD and an excellent publication record for their level of experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong independent research program supported by external research funds, to teach and to provide service to the university and the profession.
The following should be provided in the application: curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, the names of three referees and copies of most relevant publications. Applications should be sent to Prof. Valérie Orsat, Chair, Bioresource Engineering, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21111 Lakeshore Rd, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, Canada. Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for application is September 15th, 2014.
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
"All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority."