Since its inception, the Faculty of Engineering has been on the frontier of research and innovation. The Faculty educates outstanding engineers and conducts the research that makes Alberta a world leader in areas that range from oil sands technology to microsystems and nanotechnology.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta intends to expand significantly its role as a leader in the provision of engineering education and the conduct of leading, internationally-recognized research. Toward this end, we are seeking candidates to fill 100 new positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks, as well as a number of Canada Research Chairs, Industrial Research Chairs, and Endowed Chairs.
The Faculty of Engineering is focusing the advancement of its scholarship and research efforts in four major areas:
- Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment
- Nanotechnology and Interfacial Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
- Information and Communications Technologies
We encourage applications from candidates with interest and expertise in these areas, especially those with interdisciplinary experience that involves several of these areas, and those who have combined their engineering background with work in the physical and life or medical sciences. Engineering faculty members at the University of Alberta work in an integrated, collaborative environment, where a strong focus on fundamentals is combined with extensive industrial interactions and ample opportunity for novel collaborations.
The Faculty of Engineering also collaborates with the National Research Council National Institute for Nanotechnology, an integrated, multi-disciplinary institution involving researchers in engineering, science, medicine and other disciplines, that is located on the University of Alberta campus in our engineering precinct. The Faculty of Engineering has approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students, placing it in the top 5% by size of over 400 engineering schools in North America. In recent years, the Faculty has undergone significant expansion of its physical infrastructure with the addition of over one million sq. ft. of outstanding new teaching, research and personnel and student space.
Successful candidates will be expected, in due course, to become licensed Professional Engineers in the Province of Alberta.
For more information about faculty positions in the four major areas of interest, and for application deadlines, go to: http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/.
Interested candidates also may wish to contact one of the following:
Larry Kostiuk, Chair
The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s foremost research intensive universities, with approximately $500 million annually in external research funding and undergraduate and graduate enrollment exceeding 37,000. With a population of over one million people, the greater Edmonton area offers a diverse array of cultural and sporting activities year-round, with a strong focus on the arts and a vibrant community spirit. Located only a few hours away from the spectacular Canadian Rockies, Edmontonians have quick and easy access to some of the finest skiing, kayaking, cycling, camping, backpacking and fishing in the world. For more information about the University of Alberta go to http://www.ualberta.ca/.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.