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Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Development

Employer: Concordia University

Closing Date: August 1, 2024

Location: Montreal, QC

Job Description:

Position description:
Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Development within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. The successful candidate will be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. Preference will be given to applicants with skills and abilities in imaging studying researchers’ health-related fields, from lifespan to disease diagnosis, and from the effects of lifestyle to pharmaceutical interventions, and should have a proven track record of excellence in Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Development. The applicant will work with researchers in medical imaging, signals and image processing, computational methods, and in the general area of healthy aging.

 


This is a research-intensive tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. The successful candidate is an exceptional emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated research creativity, a vision to establish an original and innovative research program of high quality and a drive to become an internationally recognized leader in their area of research in the next five to ten years. The candidate must demonstrate a potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers.

 

 

This position involves collaboration with other units of Concordia University including the Department of Physics and the School of Health, for which the PERFORM centre is an essential host infrastructure at Concordia University. School of Health members and specialists in health and disease prevention play an essential role in cultivating interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and in creating links between a variety of disciplines in an effort to improve health across the population. Their knowledge and expertise range from Medical Imaging, Cardiology, Neurosciences, Biology, Physics, Exercise Science, Psychology, Mathematics and Statistics, to Engineering and Computer Science.

 

 

Qualifications and assets:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field and a PhD degree in a related field. Additional postdoctoral training is advantageous. Applicants should have a track record of peer-reviewed funding (e.g., post graduate and/or post-doctoral scholarships) at the local and national level.  Evidence of successful supervision and/or mentorship of trainees at the undergraduate or graduate level is also considered an asset. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.

 

 

Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be excellent emerging scholars within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career interruptions). Potential Tier II candidates who are more than 10 years from their highest degree should take note that certain career interruptions may still make them eligible for nomination. Potential candidates are encouraged to submit a formal justification by means of the Tier II Justification Assessment Form, which will be considered in the review of applications. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria and acceptable justifications to the extension of the eligibility term.

 

 

Notwithstanding the above and irrespective of their submission of a formal justification, candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals (such as the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth) in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.

 

 

How to apply:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:

 

 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

 

 

Applications should be addressed to: Ms. Kristin Tedd, Assistant to the Chair, at hiring@ece.concordia.ca, and must include the following:

• Cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (23_C_ECE_M),
• Detailed curriculum vitae,
• Different types of evidence of teaching expertise, e.g. evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching evaluations (if applicable), statement of teaching and training philosophy and interests including supporting materials, etc.
• Statement of research interests and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair (3 pages max)
• Statement on trainee mentorship and education philosophy (1 page max)
• Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in research (1 page max)
• Names and contact information for four referees.

 

 

Electronic applications should be submitted by January 7, 2024, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

 

 

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

 

 

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to:
• teaching about underrepresented populations
• mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
• committee work
• offering or organizing educational programming
• participation in training and workshops

 

 

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

 

 

Adaptive measures:
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: anna.barrafato@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.