Professor in Pavement Geotechnics – Université Laval

Université Laval

Professor in Pavement Geotechnics
More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

Job Description

• Teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in soils mechanics and transportation infrastructure.
• Develop research activities, mainly in the field of transportation infrastructure in cold region, including the supervision of graduate students. The research should make use of the equipment acquired through CFI and NSERC grants.
• Participate in academic duties and contribute to the department activities and its programs in Civil and Water Engineering;

Required qualifications

The candidate must demonstrate the potential and skills needed to achieve excellence in teaching and research. Ideally, he or she should have a solid expertise in geotechnical engineering and transportation infrastructure. Knowledge in cold regions engineering would be an asset.
In addition, the candidate must:
• hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (or related engineering field);
• have a Ph.D., or about to obtain it, relevant to the field of geotechnical engineering and pavement engineering (or related engineering field);
• demonstrate strong potential to develop and conduct a high quality funded research program;
• demonstrate strong teaching interest and capability;
• demonstrate strong interest and ability to collaborate with other Department researchers;
• master the French language, both orally and in writing (or commit to acquire it; if applicable, the candidate will, within a reasonable time, without going beyond the promotion to the rank of ‘associate professor’, demonstrate a functional language proficiency of the oral and written French);
• be a member of the “Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec” (or commit to become one in the short term).

The chosen person will be expected to collaborate with the researchers of the department. He (she) will have access to state-of-the-art facilities (Geotechnical laboratories, pavement laboratories, Université Laval road experimental site (SERUL), and the laboratory of the sustainable development of urban infrastructures) funded in part by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Water Engineering is composed of 22 professors working in soil mechanics, water and environment and structures and materials. The department hosts research and teaching Chairs, research centers, and internationally recognized research groups. There are two undergraduate programs, one in Civil Engineering and the other in Water Engineering. There are currently about 500 undergraduate and 175 graduate students.

Salary and rank are determined by the relevant collective agreement in light of the candidate’s academic background and experience.
Position starting date: September 1st, 2021
Competition closing date: March 31st, 2021

Interested persons are asked to submit a file including: a one-page presentation overview, a detailed curriculum vitae, a description of the field of competence (max 1 page), a presentation to clearly demonstrate that the candidate has the ability to set up an innovative teaching method in the field of civil engineering (max 2 pages), an outline of the proposed research program (max 4 pages) and the names and full contact details of three people to whom the candidate will have asked to provide references.

Please submit to:
M. Paul Lessard, directeur
Université Laval, Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, local 1916-B
Québec(Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada

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Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.