Job ID: 131140

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

McGill University

  • Oct. 22, 2019
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • McGill University
    Montreal, QC
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Bioengineering at McGill University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions. McGill University is a leading research-intensive academic institution in Canada, attracting over one-half billion dollars in competitive research funding each year. The position is preferably at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding senior candidates are also encouraged to apply. Rank will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant, and salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The Department is in a rapid growth phase, and has recently established an undergraduate major in Bioengineering and commissioned considerable, new, integrated research facilities. The successful candidate will assist in this growth, while maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research and teaching.

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research focuses on any area of biological materials and mechanics (from molecular to tissue level) and on information storage and processing in biological systems (including emerging areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to bioengineering). Highly qualified candidates will also be considered from other areas of bioengineering, such as biomolecular and cellular engineering (including synthetic biology, and cellular neuroscience), and diagnostic and high throughput screening devices.

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession, and society at large.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., with a strong preference for a first degree in engineering. Evidence of exceptional research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, demonstrated through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 31, 2019, and will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. The start date of this position is August 1, 2020.

Qualified applicants should submit a single application package which includes the following: 1) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (mail, phone, and e-mail) of three references; 2) a two-page statement outlining research and teaching goals; and 3) copies of three recent publications.

Please submit complete packages by e-mail (preferred) to, or by mail to Professor Dan V. Nicolau // Chair, Department of Bioengineering // McGill University, 3480 University, Room 350 // Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0E9. Please reference the source of the ad when applying for, or inquiring about, this job announcement.

  • McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures ( Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email ( or phone at 514-398-2477.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Dan V. Nicolau
    Department of Bioengineering
    McGill University
    3480 University
    McConnell Engineering Building - Room 350
    Montreal, QC H3A 0E9

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