Assistant Professor - Mining Engineering

ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104148321
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Growing demands for rare metals as part of the transition to a lower carbon economy (including and not limited to solar power and electric vehicles), as well as an increasing importance in minimizing environmental impacts and creating sustainable practices are only a few of the challenges facing mining engineers today. Newly developed mines are also more technologically advanced than ever before, with underground Wi-Fi, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to track equipment, automated trucks, advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. With a close connection with the mining industry, and a focus on smart mines and technologies, sustainable development, and social responsibility, the University of Alberta mining graduates and alumni are expected to be leaders in the mining industry. Applicants in all aspects related to mining engineering such as: Robotics, Industrial Automation, Rock Mechanics, Computational Modelling, Mine Planning, Mine Safety and Health, and Mining Environment are welcome to apply.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mining Engineering. This position is part of the University of Alberta’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

A PhD in Mining Engineering or a closely related field is required. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire.

Candidates must possess a record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The Department believes that innovation, professionalism, and excellence stems from faculty members who value diversity, equity, and inclusivity of perspectives and people. Candidates must demonstrate a record of service and volunteerism broadly related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, inclusivity, and decolonization.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, aims to maintain its position among the top schools in North America. With a present complement of more than 60 faculty members, research in the Department is vigorous 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 close to 1000 students.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The University of Alberta offers close to 900 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus, and has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people."

The University of Alberta is in Edmonton, home to over one million people and Alberta’s capital. Edmonton offers a vibrant start-up and technology ecosystem, federal and provincial government offices, an international airport, a city council dedicated to innovation as a ‘smart city’, urban development, and ending homelessness. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of urban parkland, and topranked health care services. Campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. The Faculty of Engineering values families and aims to minimize the long distance separation of them when possible through our spouse/partner hiring practices. 

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How to Apply 

To apply, please submit the following online:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information) 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals (2 pages maximum) 
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness (2 pages maximum) 
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity statement that outlines the candidate’s philosophy, experience, training, and future interests and goals in these areas related to research, teaching, and service. The future interest and goals section should be aligned with institutional and disciplinary strategies, including the University of Alberta’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity:; and Engineers Canada’s Strategy:; (2 pages maximum) 

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 at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. 

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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.