Friday, September 20, 2013

University of Victoria: Faculty Position in Civil & Environmental Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in all areas of Civil or Environmental Engineering. Applicants with research interests in the areas of Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Project and Construction Management and Building Science are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates applying for the position must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a related field, and have 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 as a professional engineer or be eligible for and committed to registration. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, establish an active research program, and participate in the academic affairs of the university. The successful applicant will contribute to the development and growth of an innovative new Civil and Environmental Engineering program that will emphasize sustainability and include program wide problem based learning. The program will initially be part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

At present, the Department offers B.Eng. M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, as well as B.Eng. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. The new M.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering is under development.

The Department has 24 faculty members including three Canada Research Chairs, and about 120 graduate students. The Department is known for its strong research programs in broad areas with superb research funding, and 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 first-rate 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 southeast tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is one of the most scenic locales in Canada with a pleasant climate year round.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research objectives and interests, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email addresses of at least four referees. Applications can be sent electronically by November 15, 2013 in PDF or MS Word formats to:, addressed to:

Dr. Caterina Valeo
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Appointment Committee
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2

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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