Associate Professor - Industrial Ecology / Life Cycle Assessment

The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) at the McGill University Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor level. Established in 2012 through a gift from the Trottier Family Foundation, TISED informs and educates decision-makers and the public about sustainability issues, and supports research and teaching on sustainability in engineering and design. Information about TISED’s activities is available at

Position Description:

The successful candidate will lead an internationally recognized research program in sustainable engineering and design and contribute to the growth of interdisciplinary research and teaching through TISED. The successful applicant has research and teaching expertise in areas such as industrial ecology, life cycle analysis, and circular economy/engineering. Application areas are, but not restricted to the following list:

  • Prospective life-cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic assessment of emerging/next-generation technologies for solving sustainability challenges related to energy systems, built infrastructure and transportation, or processing and manufacturing;
  • Macro-level resource and climate scenario analysis methods for more holistic assessment of transition pathways;
  • Efficient material flows and circular economy;
  • Improved models of urban metabolism for studying the life-cycle intersections of energy, water and materials provisioning services;
  • Methods and frameworks for advancing social LCA for considering the distributional and social implications of engineering and design towards creative decision-making.

 This is an interdisciplinary position and the candidate will hold a joint appointment at TISED and any one of the six departments or two schools at the Faculty of Engineering. The candidate will also be active in public outreach on sustainability issues and policy, and in advancing TISED’s strategic goals.

Job Duties:
Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Candidates must have a Ph.D., preferably with a first degree in engineering, architecture or urban planning. Evidence of outstanding research achievements or research potential, is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to McGill’s mission through outstanding activities in research, teaching and service. Experience in academic program administration will be an asset.  Although applications at the Associate Professor level are sought, applications at the Assistant Professor level may be considered based on exceptional qualifications.

Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and perspectives; as our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required for those candidates that will be jointly appointed with an engineering department.

Faculty of Engineering
Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design and one school or department in the Faculty


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline
December 31, 2021 for full consideration; applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The position start date is August 1, 2022. Inquiries can be made to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Subhasis Ghoshal, at

Required Documents:
Interested candidates should submit applications online at Associate Professor - Industrial Ecology / Life Cycle Analysis which include:

- Cover letter and curriculum vitae;
- Statements of teaching and research interests;
- Names and addresses of three referees, and
- Copies of up to three recent publications.

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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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  • Application deadline: Dec 31, 2021
  • McGill University
  • Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), Faculty of Engineering
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Academic Positions
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