Faculty Position in Geological Engineering Advertisement – University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time tenure-track faculty position in Geological Engineering at the Assistant Professor level with the Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering.  The successful candidate will initiate and lead a strong research program related to hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering; compete successfully for external funding to support this research program (e.g., through collaboration with the mining and oil and gas industries; local, provincial and federal government agencies; and consulting engineering firms); supervise graduate student research projects; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, including a field-based course in the Geological Engineering undergraduate program; and undertake relevant administrative activities.  Significant opportunities will exist to develop research collaborations with other researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security. https://www.usask.ca/water/about/about-us.php.

The Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering and Environmental Engineering and a postgraduate program in Civil Engineering at the M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to over 400 students.  Additional information about the department and the College of Engineering can be found at engineering.usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


We are seeking candidates who have bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Geological Engineering or related fields. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a strong research program related to geotechnical engineering and/or hydrogeology, ideally focused on the intersection between hydrogeology and geotechnics in areas relevant to Saskatchewan and the resource extraction sector. Relevant experience working with the mining industry would be considered an asset. However, all candidates with a background in hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants should show competence in and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be a Professional Engineer in Canada or have the background and willingness to successfully pursue membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; succinct statement of research and teaching interests; and the names of three references in a single PDF file using the University’s online application portal (https://engineering.usask.ca/facultyrecruitment.php). For questions related to this position, please contact:

Professor Leon Wegner, Head

Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering

University of Saskatchewan
Email: cgee.recruitment@usask.ca (confidential inquiries only)

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.