Department of Civil and Resource Engineering
Diversity Faculty AwardThe Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program. The appointment will be in the general area of Mineral Resource Engineering.
Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia which boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront. The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering at Dalhousie has research strength in the environmental and materials area. Currently the Department holds two NSERC Industrial Research Chairs and is undergoing a search for two Canada Research Chairs. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will either assist in growing these research areas or develop collaborations with other faculty in the general area of mineral resource engineering.
Applicants should have the potential to establish independent scholarly research. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop graduate level courses, and support the Department’s initiatives. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry as well as with members of Dalhousie’s research community. Community outreach activities to promote engineering to youth are also part of this position. Consideration will be given to individuals with outstanding communication skills and who can teach fluently in English.
The successful candidate will be a promising scholar who self-identifies in one of the groups covered by the Award: Aboriginal persons; persons of African (Black) heritage; persons with a disability. S/he will possess a PhD (or near completion) in mining, geological or civil engineering. The candidate would also be expected to be eligible for professional engineering registration in the province of Nova Scotia. The successful candidate would be expected to have research strength in mineral processing, mining economics and planning, mine water treatment, mine waste remediation, or rock mechanics/mine geotechnics. Ideally the candidate will have experience in the mining industry. It is anticipated the research in any of these areas would focus on sustainable mining practices.
Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of Application, a CV and a statement of teaching and research to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering – email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by referees to the same e-mail address. The review process will commence on 1 July 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Diversity Faculty Awards program, please contact Marlo Shinyei, Academic Recruitment Advisor, by phone at (902)494-2965 or by email at Marlo.Shinyei@dal.ca
In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Aboriginal persons; persons of African (Black) heritage; or persons with a disability. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.