Assistant Professor, Multiple Positions (Black Academic Excellence)

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University is building on its international ranking as one of the world’s top engineering schools by expanding its recruitment of Black faculty and is inviting applications from applicants who self-identify as Black for a second cohort hiring of up to six tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The positions will be filled across multiple departments within the Faculty and will be located on the main university campus to begin July 1, 2022.  Consideration for positions at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor will be based on commensurate experience.  We are committed to investing in our faculty members and to building a community of mentorship.  We believe that this encourages a culture when excellence is fostered by diversity and inclusivity, which brings unique perspectives together to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a PhD by the time of the appointment.  The applicant must also demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and 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.  Research excellence will be reflected in successful mentoring of graduate students and particularly doctoral students, extramural grant acquisition and publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals.  The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.  They will also be expected to foster existing collaborations and initiate new ones within their departments and with other departments and faculties. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials through the University’s electronic portal:[Job Opening #41438] by Friday, January 7, 2022 for full consideration to:

Dr. Paulin Coulibaly and Dr. John Preston

Faculty of Engineering

1280 Main Street West, JHE 261

Hamilton, ON   L8S 4L8


  • a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity (if applicable);
  • a research statement, including a selection of research publications;
  • a statement on teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);
  • a brief 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 (2-page maximum);
  • the names of at least three referees.  Please note that letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage.  The department(s) will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2022 is preferred.  All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:


Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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

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