CRC Tier II – Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR) - Safety and Licensing

  • University of Regina, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Regina, SK, Canada
  • Nov 01, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

 

Situated in beautiful Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, the University of Regina is a comprehensive institution, emphasizing excellence in teaching and research, as well as public service. Experiential learning and cross disciplinary research and teaching are strongly supported.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science presently offers five programs in Electronic, Environmental, Industrial, Petroleum and Software Systems Engineering that are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. We also offer M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. programs as well as interdisciplinary graduate programs. The faculty offers unique Co-operative Education and Internship programs and has approximately 900 undergraduate students and almost 400 graduate students (of which about 140 graduate students are in Ph.D. programs). The Faculty has a strong commitment to providing an excellent "systems approach" to engineering education. Each program has a unique implementation of the systems theme, founded on the common underlying goal of producing engineering graduates with a strong base of technical knowledge and with the breadth of complementary skills that successful professional engineers should have in the workplace.

The Faculty enjoys close collaborative relationships with industry and government research laboratories. These include the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, SaskPower, the Saskatchewan Research Council, the University’s Energy Transition Hub, Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute | CETRI and the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities. More information on the Faculty can be found on our website at: www.uregina.ca/engg/.

Position summary: The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC, Canada Research Chairs | Chaires de recherche du Canada (chairs-chaires.gc.ca)) in Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR) - Safety and Licensing. CRC holders are offered a reduced teaching load, an additional salary stipend, an annual $20,000 research grant, and an opportunity to apply to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI, Home | CFI (innovation.ca)) funding for instrumentation needs.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field and will be an emerging leader in their field as evidenced by an exceptional record of research, external funding, scholarship, teaching and mentorship with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of nuclear-reactor design and safety. The successful candidate will be a leader in fostering and enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative research partnerships that support and advance SMR - Safety and Licensing. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of reactors physics, and/or themohydraulics and related safety and licensing aspects of SMRs. They should have the appropriate credentials to resister with the Association of Professional Engineers and GeoScientists of Saskatchewan.  

Information: The University of Regina Strategic Plan 2020-2025: “All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak”, identifies the sustainable development of energy sources as one of its objectives. The CRC Tier 2 in SMR - Safety and Licensing will lead research that aligns with this strategic objective by conducting research in support of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s efforts to integrate SMRs in to the electric grids as an effective means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  .

The Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. The nominee must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who are less than 10 years from earning their highest degree. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process (contact Michelle Beitel in the University’s Research Office, michelle.beitel@uregina.ca, 1-306-337-2479). Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx).  

 

Application Details

To apply, please go to https://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/  and submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of the five most significant publications and/or links to publications, photocopies of transcripts, as well as a proposed five year research plan in Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - Safety and Licensing appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program and a plan for developing externally funded research projects and/or other projects appropriate to the mandate of the CRC (maximum 1500 words).  Demonstrate you are proposing a significant, original and innovative research program of high quality and address the following:

Context – research objectives, relevant scholarly literature, relevance to ongoing research, anticipated contributions to existing body of knowledge, theoretical approach or framework

Methodology – proposed research strategies and key activities, methodological approaches and procedures for data collection and analysis

Engagement with Research Users and Communication of Results – how are research users (academic, industry, government, and others) engaged during the research program, how will results be disseminated.

Student Training – describe training strategies and roles of students with respect to research, and approach to recruitment, supervision and training of highly qualified personnel.

Funding – plan for attracting financial and non-financial resources to support your research.

Applications are accepted until January 4, 2022.  

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts, a list of three references with complete contact information, and a statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will work to achieve a reasonable accommodation for candidates under the University of Regina's Workplace Accommodation Policy: https://www.uregina.ca/policy/browse-policy/policy-EMP-080-005.html. The University is committed to ensuring accommodation requests are considered on an individual basis, and reasonable accommodation plans are developed taking into account (i) the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements associated with the position, (ii) the restrictions and/or proposed accommodations based on current and relevant medical documentation, and (iii) undue hardship. Candidates may contact the Healthy Workplace Advisory at HWA@uregina.ca if they feel they may require an accommodation.

Given that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of excellent academic records, candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

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Application Deadline

Applications are accepted until January 4, 2022.