Canada Research Chair (tier I), Nuclear/energy SecurityThe Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment. The Department is seeking an outstanding researcher acknowledged by their peers as a world leader in the field of nuclear or energy security, with a demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: nuclear non-proliferation; management of nuclear reactor accidents; nuclear emergency preparedness/response for reactor accidents or radiological events (including terrorist activities); homeland sovereignty; state-of-the-art detection techniques for special nuclear materials; security of energy supply (which may include applied knowledge and security issues related to distributed energy sources, modular and advanced nuclear reactor designs and/or nuclear technology for oil sands applications). In addition, the ideal candidate will have significant experience, preferably in an applied research environment, to lead collaborative/interdisciplinary research teams, including successful collaboration with industry, and an ability to attract and mentor graduate students and secure external research funding. Candidates should have expertise with nuclear and/or energy security physical protection principles, design and technologies, safety and threat assessment, fuel (nuclear and/or non-nuclear) cycles, material accountability, threat and vulnerability assessment, material transport, detection, interdiction and response to unauthorized acts, nuclear and/or energy security policy and the legal framework, both national and international, for nuclear and/or energy security policy. In addition, ideal candidates should have familiarity with cybersecurity, crime scene investigation and forensics.
QualificationsThe candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant engineering or science discipline with extensive research experience and demonstrated excellence, both nationally and internationally in areas of nuclear or energy security. An ideal candidate would be registered or eligible for Professional Engineering (PEng) status in the Province of Ontario. The individual must be able to develop collaborative academic and industry research partnerships, conduct a dynamic and world-class research program and exhibit strong teaching and communication skills. Appointment to this tenure-track or tenured faculty position will be at the Associate or Full Professor level, commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website.
EmployerUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014 until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a curriculum vitae including a cover letter, list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references with the applicant’s name and the competition number in the subject line.
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