University of Alberta

Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Civil & Env Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104137478
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta is seeking candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position to meet the growing needs of our Geotechnical Engineering program. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in innovative railway industry research with preference given to those with risk assessment and management expertise. The successful candidate is expected to conduct collaborative research with the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory team and Railway Ground Hazards Research Program. We focus on the excellence, originality, and promise of the candidate's work as evidenced by the impact and quality of their scientific contributions. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community of researchers. They must demonstrate the ability to develop a viable and productive research program, an interest and aptitude in teaching a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate civil engineering courses and supervising graduate students, and a commitment to be an active citizen within the university, the engineering profession, and the broader community.

As we expand, the Department recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. We recognize the importance of academic excellence in conjunction with work/life balance, interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship, and a collegial atmosphere. We encourage individuals to strive for excellence in accordance with their abilities while maintaining a level of balance between teaching, research, and service to the university and the engineering profession. We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a cooperative spirit.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, or in a closely related field. The successful candidate will be required in due course to become a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta with eligibility for membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Hiring preference will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated the impact of their research, who provide evidence of established and respected research and teaching skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels.

 The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's foremost research-intensive universities with an operating budget of over one billion dollars annually; the external research funding was over 500 million dollars. The University has over 38,000 students, including over 7,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering has over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students.

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 more than 60 faculty members, research in the Department is dynamic and covers all major areas of Civil, Environmental, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 500 students, including approximately 200 PhD students. The undergraduate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering enroll over 900 students. Research and teaching needs of the Department are served by the Natural Resources Engineering Facility that has a total area of 30,000 square meters.

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

Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Department Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
E-mail: civchair@ualberta.ca

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on November 30, 2018.

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. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

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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.