Friday, February 25, 2011

University of Victoria: Faculty Position in Civil & Environmental Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in any discipline of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on sustainability, including, but not limited to green engineering and construction, transportation engineering, green buildings and water resource systems. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, graduate student supervision, verbal and written communication, and collaboration with colleagues with engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. Candidates must be registered professional engineers or be eligible for and committed to registration. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a new program in Civil Engineering with a sustainability focus. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in the development of this new program, which is in the planning stage, although formal approval has not yet been received. The candidate will also be expected to supervise graduate students, establish an active research program, and participate in the academic affairs of the University. The new program, which will initially be located administratively in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be delivered, in part, using a Project Based Learning approach.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers BEng, MEng, MASc and PhD programs. The Department has 22 faculty members including three Canada Research Chairs, and 96 graduate students. The Department is known for its strong research programs with a large number of research personnel and visiting researchers. With an excellent collegial atmosphere and active research, the Department attracts outstanding faculty and staff, as well as superb graduate and undergraduate students. Further information on the Department can be found at:

The University of Victoria ( is situated in the City of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is consistently ranked as one of the leading comprehensive universities in Canada. The University has a reputation for excellence in research and teaching and is host to research centres working on energy, environment, climate and sustainability issues, including the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, teaching objectives, research plans, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least four referees. Applications should be received by 28 March 2011 by email to: and addressed to:

Professor Ned Djilali, Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering Program Committee
University of Victoria
PO Box 3055 Stn CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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