Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Engineering – Groundwater – Queen’s University



Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Engineering – Groundwater
The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Groundwater. The preferred start date of the appointment is July 1, 2020.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering, or related Geoscience field at the start date of the appointment. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada, or eligibility to acquire registration in Ontario, is a requirement. Relevant industrial experience is an asset. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence.
Among our top priorities in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is providing opportunities for early career academics to develop distinguished research and exceptional teaching contributions while fostering an environment where all faculty can thrive. To promote on-going success, there is support for course development and delivery that is provided by the Department, the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Faculty have access to a range of educational technologies including industry-leading instructional design support offered through the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Support for faculty to develop strong research programs includes Special Research Grant opportunities, grant writing workshops and review services, and one-to-one mentorship from experienced colleagues.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, active engagement with industry, and the supervision of graduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with groundwater expertise related to one or more of the following: contaminant fate and transport, emerging contaminants, in situ remediation technologies, sustainable watershed management, climate change impacts, surface water-groundwater interaction, or the energy-water nexus. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to enhance the existing excellence in research contributions and training of our highly-collaborative groundwater group. The candidate must also be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs, and provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. Our programs incorporate innovative approaches to engineering education, with an emphasis on developing technical and professional skills. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the Department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or to the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University currently has an enrolment of approximately 300 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students. Current faculty conduct internationally recognized research in the areas of Water Resources and the Environment, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and Structural Engineering. The Department actively involves industry partners in both research and teaching (see www.civil.queensu.ca for further details).
Opportunities for collaboration are also enabled by the Beaty Water Research Centre – an interdisciplinary research effort housed within the Department of Civil Engineering and dedicated to furthering water and environment research on water governance, water use, water resources and water quality spanning both traditional water-related disciplines as well as non-traditional and emerging disciplines (www.waterresearchcentre.ca) and the world-leading GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s–RMC (www.geoeng.ca) – of which, hydrogeology and geoenvironmental engineering are founding pillars of strength.
People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources (http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/).
Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website (http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment). The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s (https://www.queensu.ca/inclusive/content/home) for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this
information will be deemed incomplete.
In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/ permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research vision and interests;
• a statement of teaching interests, experience and philosophy (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
• a statement of commitment to – as well as ideas and any experience on how to – ensure equity, diversity and inclusivity in scholarly activities, and
• three letters of reference (Referees are to send their letter directly to Sandra Martin at sandra.martin@queensu.ca).

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically – as one single PDF file – to Sandra Martin at sandra.martin@queensu.ca with the subject line “Application for Faculty Position”, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:
Dr. Ian Moore
Department Head
Department of Civil Engineering
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6.


Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2020 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Sandra Martin in the Department of Civil Engineering at sandra.martin@queensu.ca.
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association and the University, which is posted at
http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at
www.qufa.ca.

Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Geotechnical Engineering – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of soil mechanics.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The Geotechnical Research Group undertakes original investigations to advance novel developments in soil mechanics and the practice of geotechnical engineering.  Ongoing research areas include: soil-pipe interaction for the energy sector, characterization of silty soils under static and dynamic loading, internal erosion of earth dams, constitutive and numerical modeling of geomaterials and earth-structures, soil-structure interaction, and geotechnical earthquake engineering.  The successful candidate will have exceptional promise for high-quality research and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.  Consideration will be given to individuals with a proven ability in advanced characterization of soils from laboratory or field testing, and/or advanced computational methods to simulate the response of soils and soil-structure systems.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as to both the academic and broader community. Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35558

How to Apply. Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Structural and Earthquake Engineering – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of structural and earthquake engineering that complements existing expertise in the Department.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full Ad please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35557

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Transportation Engineering – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Transportation Engineering Faculty Position in Road Safety and Smart Mobility

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of Road Safety and Smart Mobility.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: advanced road safety management, connected and autonomous mobility analytics, cyber-physical transportation systems modeling, and network management.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35556

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of four references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

3 Tenure -Track Instructor Positions in Civil Engineering – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty Positions in Civil Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Instructor within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  The areas of focus and expectations for each of the three positions are as follows:

  • Technical Communications. One instructor will have a focus on technical communications and will deliver corresponding courses and components of courses.  This individual will also participate in the delivery of other portions of civil engineering courses, and will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing multiple graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to communication skills, professionalism, ethics and equity, and life-long learning.
  • Engineering Design. One instructor will have a focus on broadly based civil engineering design projects and will deliver project and design courses.  This individual will also teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, project and construction management, structural engineering and transportation engineering.  The individual will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing several graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to design, engineering tools, professionalism and life-long learning.
  • Engineering Impacts. One instructor will have a focus on the societal and environmental impacts of civil engineering and will deliver related courses.  This individual will also teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, project and construction management, structural engineering and transportation engineering.  The individual will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing several graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to the impact of engineering on society and the environment, professionalism, ethics and equity, and life-long learning.

 

Applicants must have a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and either be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (see www.apeg.bc.ca/Become-a-Member).  All new tenure track Instructors should normally have a PhD, or combination of degree and equivalent experience.

 

The ideal applicants will be a Professional Engineer with experience in teaching excellence who possesses a demonstrated curiosity about teaching and learning activities that support the continual improvement of engineering education. Applicants will therefore have demonstrated evidence or possess a clear potential for teaching excellence and commitment to educational leadership including, but not limited to, innovation and enhancements to teaching and learning, performance assessment, and the development and implementation of the graduate attributes / continual improvement process associated with undergraduate engineering programs offered by the Department of Civil Engineering.  In addition to teaching and education leadership, the successful candidates will be expected to participate in service activities within the University as well as the academic and professional community.

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and with strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of the appointments, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of the following: a covering letter that includes information on the position applied for, whether or not the applicant is legally able to work in Canada, and a summary biography; a complete curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and how their teaching will contribute to a diverse academic environment; evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full Ad please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35555

The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Engineering – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an Environmental Engineer with expertise in the chemistry, fate and transport of contaminants in the aquatic environment. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background and research focus on applications to sustainable and resilient water systems. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35554

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Project and Construction – BC


The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Project and Construction Management

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of project and construction management. Specific areas of interest include: (1) smart buildings, cities, and infrastructure; (2) construction automation, robotics, and data analytics; (3) sustainable construction; and (4) project planning, delivery, safety, and controls. Outstanding researchers in other sub-disciplines of project and construction management are also encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations 

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35559

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of four references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo


The University of Waterloo invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering, with the appointment to be effective July 1, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to lead Canada’s largest engineering school, with a reputation for excellence built on the foundation of co-op education, world-leading research, and a bold history of innovation.

The University of Waterloo — Canada’s top innovation university — is home to transformational research and inspired learning in engineering and architecture, science, mathematics, applied health sciences, environment, and the arts. Waterloo has spawned thousands of commercial and social enterprises, has the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, and boasts a uniquely entrepreneurial culture that encourages experimentation and risk-taking. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, the result is an outstanding learning and research experience for more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of Canada’s technology hub. For more information please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide, the Faculty of Engineering is proud of its reputation for leadership, innovation, co-operative education, and excellence. Over 8,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in 15 co-op programs, including degrees in interdisciplinary areas. Almost 2,100 graduate students in 37 degree programs benefit from a robust and innovative research environment that includes more than a dozen research centres and institutes. In 2018/19, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $96 million, a strong indication of the Faculty’s extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of its engineering research programs. Each year, Waterloo Engineering graduates the largest number of engineers in Canada, adding to its distinguished alumni of over 46,000. The Faculty’s 600 faculty and staff and eight academic units are housed in state-of-the-art facilities, many of which are newly built. Uniquely enhancing the Faculty’s breadth, interdisciplinarity, and scope of impact are the School of Architecture and the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Further information about the Faculty can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost and participating as a member of Waterloo’s senior administration, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering provides visionary strategic direction, academic planning leadership, external relations, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in engineering and architectural education and research. Working in collaboration with the Chairs, Directors, and Associate Deans, the Dean will lead and expand the boundaries of innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research, and will successfully manage the financial, administrative, and human resources of the Faculty. As a champion for teaching and scholarship who is committed to the success and development of students, faculty, and staff, the Dean will work collaboratively with academic, industry, alumni, and public sector partners to further enhance the stature and resources of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader with strong achievements in teaching, innovative research, and community engagement. With proven academic leadership experience and a record of building strong teams, the new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, outstanding management, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to identify and generate new sources of funding. The new Dean will be able to promote excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff, and students, while relating successfully to a range of internal and external partners.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or disability. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The nominating committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

WaterlooEng@lavernesmith.com

 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Assistive Technologies – University of Victoria


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Assistive Technologies

 The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria community acknowledges with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Assistive Technologies. Assistive technology development creates devices and methods for improving the quality of life for people living with a broad range of cognitive and physical challenges. This Canada Research Chair will run a world class research program developing novel technologies to assist people in overcoming challenges faced in daily activities, rehabilitation, as well as to mitigate cognitive impairment. These technologies would improve the independence and quality of life of people across the age spectrum, and a particular focus on seniors, aging, and frailty. The target candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized research program.

The presence of CanAssist is a grant funded, provincially recognized entity at UVic, provides a unique collaboration opportunity for this Chair that will enable access to the British Columbia health and social service sectors through their existing partnerships.

The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for CRC Tier 2 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will be offered a tenure track or tenured appointment. The anticipated start date is April 2020.

This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of research in health and aging at the University of Victoria. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health , which has a 25-year history of high-quality research, community outreach, and trainee support. Research strengths in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health are currently organized around cognitive health, lifelong health, and vulnerability and frailty.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a complement of 22 regular faculty members including three existing CRCs. We have over 150 graduate students and a large number of adjunct faculty members, research personnel, and visiting researchers. This CRC recruitment will also help support our accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering, which has over 120 students. The Division of Medical Sciences includes seven active research faculty, including one Tier 1 CRC.   The Division also has a number of affiliated faculty who actively participate in UVic’s interdisciplinary neuroscience graduate program and teach in the Island Medical Program.

Both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences value candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusivity in scholarship and teaching.

 Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria that follow. The successful candidate will have a PhD, will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of Assistive Technologies who demonstrates particular research creativity; will have a critical understanding of medical devices in the context of Biomedical Engineering, and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, including support to diversity and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will collaborate with CanAssist – developing innovative, non-medical technologies that solve practical problems for differently abled clients. They will also facilitate integration of CanAssist’s expertise into the academic and research missions of the University of Victoria along with interactions with both Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences. In addition, the candidate will translate the knowledge generated by their research program through the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization office. The successful candidate will possess a degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering or a closely related field, be eligible for registration as a professional engineer, and will be expected to offer courses for our undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering and contribute to the interdisciplinary graduate program in Neuroscience.

Candidates should submit a single PDF document that includes (1) a cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications, how they fulfill the criteria defined above, and how their research capacity will complement existing research strengths in the school; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a maximum 4-page page description of the candidate’s proposed research program, (4) a one page description of the candidate’s three most important research contributions to date, (5) a maximum 2-page statement of teaching experience and approach, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) contact information for three referees. To be considered, please submit your application package via email to: meng.asst.chair@uvic.ca , with the subject line “Assistive Technologies Position” by Friday, 31 May 2019.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Nick Dechev, PhD, PEng
Acting Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria

c/o meng.asst.chair@uvic.ca

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following groups: persons with disabilities and women. Candidates from these groups, who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, must self-identify.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

 

 

 

 

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Global Water Sustainability for Indigenous and Rural Communities


The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research- inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture. Our connections to Indigenous communities – as well as global communities – are important to us.

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Geography invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Global Water Sustainability for Indigenous and Rural Communities. This CRC builds upon UVic’s strengths in water research, both in these departments and across the university, including in the Centre for Global Studies, the Faculty of Law, the Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre, and other units. The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for a CRC Tier 2 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (eligible for tenure, or with tenure). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The successful applicant will be cross-appointed between the Departments of Civil Engineering and Geography. The Civil Engineering faculty are highly motivated in conducting engineering work that reduces the environmental impacts of human activities, and aims to have the greenest civil engineering program in Canada. The department has developed a collegial environment that nurtures high quality learning for all students, and it values the role that diversity, amongst other factors, contributes to this goal. The Department of Geography is proud to be a community where disciplines intersect – with a focus on understanding people and their environment. Faculty within the highly interdisciplinary department view problems from multiple perspectives, including physical science, social science and humanities.

The focus of this position is working with Indigenous and rural communities on water problems, and transferring solutions globally. The goal is to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving water problems and promote the transfer of local solutions to other areas of the globe, while bringing global knowledge back to the local level. The scholar should conduct research in global Indigenous and rural contexts (Canadian and/or international) across multiple scales from local communities to global processes and interactions. With strong ties to multiple faculties (engineering, social science and law) and multiple research centers, the Chair is expected to convene and encourage more collaboration, partnerships and interdisciplinary approaches on campus and with external colleagues and partners.

The University seeks an emerging world-class researcher addressing water sustainability, who engages in community-based research, research with Indigenous communities, internationalization and/or local-to-global knowledge transfer. Excellence in scholarship can be demonstrated in different ways including sustained publication in top-tier journals, and high-impact writing on community-based research. The successful applicant is expected to lead a high-quality, original research program, with the potential to achieve international recognition, while attracting and developing excellent students and researchers. Applicants must have demonstrated their support for diversity and inclusiveness in university or other settings; and show understanding and experience in working respectfully and effectively with Indigenous and rural communities.

The Chair is also expected to be a high-quality teacher, with a track record of creating inclusive class environments and supporting a diverse student body, and with the ability to teach core courses in civil engineering and inter-disciplinary water courses from geography. Applicants must be eligible for and committed to registration as a professional engineer; this includes the potential to apply for a limited license (requiring a STEM educational background).

The University encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply, particularly Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. In accordance with the UVic’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Indigenous candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, must self-identify in their application materials in the cover letter.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

To be considered, please submit a completed application package including:

  1. a cover letter providing an overview of how the candidate’s qualifications fulfill the criteria above;
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. a maximum two-page description of the candidate’s proposed research program;
  4. a one-page description of the candidate’s three most important research contributions to date;
  5. a maximum two-page statement of teaching experience and approach, including evidence of teaching effectiveness and working well with diverse students;
  6. a one-page statement identifying their strengths and experiences in promoting diversity; and
  7. contact information for three referees.

The application package should be uploaded at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13415, addressed to Dr. Chris Kennedy, Chair of Search Committee. In order to be considered, application packages must be received by April 26, 2019. You are asked to upload your C.V. and other personal information to this service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on https://academicjobsonline.org. If you do not wish to use this service, please submit your complete application package to CIVErole1@uvic.ca.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).