University of Alberta

Tenured & Tenure-Track Position in Sustainable and Healthy Communities

EN Civil & Env Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104133593
Closing Date  -    Sep 30, 2017

The Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering was established in 2014 within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to build a world class educational and research program in the multi-disciplinary areas of building science and engineering. Applications are invited for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Nasseri School in one of the following areas: 1) Community design and planning, including land-development and land-use in residential construction with specific focus on the aging population; 2) Sustainable building design that incorporates advanced concepts, such as assisted living, smart homes and net-zero carbon; and 3) Biomedical engineering with an emphasis on development of assisted devices for the aging population. The successful candidate with exceptional credentials will also be considered for appointment as the endowed Christenson Professor in Sustainable and Healthy Communities.

Candidates for disciplines 1) and 2) are expected to have an architecture background. All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer in the Province of Alberta, and have a PhD in a related field. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and research at the university level and are expected to develop a leading research program, supervise highly qualified personnel (HQP) and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their fields of interest.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (including School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering) is committed to securing a position among the leading schools in North America. With a present complement of over 60 professors, research in the Department is vigorous and covers all major areas of Civil, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering. It currently has seven industrial research chairs and five endowed chairs. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 470 students, including approximately 220 PhD students.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, a brief description of major contributions, reprints of at least three representative research papers, and the names of at least three referees, to:

Dr. Samer Adeeb, Interim Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
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The competition will remain open until September 30, 2017.  Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on Oct 1, 2017. Only candidates considered will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.