University of Alberta

Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering and Science

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104136345
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Environmental Engineering and Science. Applicants for this position must demonstrate expertise in innovative water treatment with strong emphasis on disease prevention and health protection at the public and environmental levels. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the water-health nexus including physical and chemical processes for water treatment for the removal of emerging contaminants and pathogens as well as chemical treatment(s) by-products, and risk assessment.

The successful candidate is expected to be a licensed Professional Engineer with eligibility for membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and must have a PhD in Environmental Engineering, or in related fields. The successful candidate must demonstrate an extensive record of publication in high-quality, reputable, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program and must demonstrate excellence in research, supervise graduate students, and must demonstrate excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Environmental Engineering and Science. 

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 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 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

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin immediately.

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


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.