AMPEL – New Director Search




Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory 



The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, seeks outstanding internal UBC candidates for the position of Director of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL).

AMPEL was created as a result of the late Professor Brimacombe’s vision to build a facility to house and facilitate multidisciplinary materials engineering research. Members of AMPEL are from diverse disciplines including Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. Information about AMPEL is available at

The successful candidate must hold an appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, and must be a current active member of AMPEL. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, visionary and collaborative leader, who will bring people together and build on AMPEL’s strengths in education, research and professional practice as it manages its growth trajectory. The successful candidate must have proven leadership and administrative experience or have demonstrated the potential for such skills in other ways.

The Director will be responsible for the governance, organization, administration and resources of AMPEL. They will be expected to foster AMPEL’s interactions with its external communities, identify the challenges and opportunities facing AMPEL and to devise and implement strategies to address challenges and benefits from opportunities, and lead new collaborative research initiatives and secure new resources.

The position is for a five year term and will be available on September 1, 2017 or soon after, depending on the completing on the selection process. Nominations and applications are now invited.

Nominators must submit a one page description of why they consider the nominee to be a highly desirable candidate. After consulting with the Committee, the Chair will invite some nominees to apply as deemed appropriate.

Applicants are invited to submit a package that consists of a brief cover letter expressing their interest, a current curriculum vitae and the name and contact address (including email address) of three references who are able to provide an objective assessment of the candidate’s suitability for this leadership position.

Nominations and applications should be submitted in confidence to:


Dr. James Olson, co-Chair

AMPEL Director Search Committee

Faculty of Applied Science

5000 – 2332 Main Mall

UBC Campus



The package must be sent by e-mail only to and any attachments should only be Word or pdf files, set for printing on letter-size paper.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 17, 2017. Review of applications will begin on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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