Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applications are invited for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor level, as well as Tier I and Tier II Canada Research Chairs. Exceptional candidates are being sought in all areas of Civil, Environmental, Mining and Petroleum Engineering. We are particularly interested in high quality candidates in the areas of:
- Petroleum Engineering: Applicants from all areas related to petroleum engineering will be considered, especially in the area of unconventional oil and gas recovery techniques.
- Geoenvironmental Engineering: The areas of interest include geoenvironmental engineering in cold region, geoenvironmental process, risk in geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering, mine waste engineering, and CO2 sequestration.
- Mining Engineering: The areas of interest include surface mining, mine risk assessment and management, environmental waste management and permitting, and project management.
- Infrastructure Engineering/Management: Applicants from all areas related to infrastructure engineering and management will be considered. A strong background in the areas of transportation engineering and planning and construction materials would be an asset.
- Nanotechnology: The areas of interest include nanomaterials in construction, applications of nanomaterials, and environmental implications of nanomaterials.
- Biomedical Engineering: The focus of research is on biomechanical engineering, such as bone and joint engineering, reconstruction engineering and computational biomechanics.
The Department also invites applications for two research Chair positions. The appointment of these Chairs are intended for mid-career tenured appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level; however, depending on the qualifications and experience a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level may be considered.
- Nanofibre Research Chair in Forest Products: The chair position is funded by the Alberta Forestry Research Institute, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a significant independent research program in the area of nanocellulose and nanomaterials, linking nanotechnology to forest products industry. The focus would include the use of nanocellulose and nanocrystalline cellulose from wood in a range of products within and outside the forest sector and also include the use of nanomaterials from other sectors in the manufacture of forest products.
- Urban Traffic Safety Research Chair: The endowed research chair position is funded by the City of Edmonton. The successful candidate is to develop significant research, education, and training programs in the area of urban traffic safety. The prestige appointment will position the University and City as a leader in traffic safety.
All candidates must be licensed Professional Engineers and will be expected to maintain licensure as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta for the duration of their employment. Candidates must also have a PhD in either Civil, Environmental, Mining, or Petroleum Engineering, or in a related specialty. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and research at the university level and are expected to develop a significant independent research program, supervise graduate students and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their fields of interest.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta is undertaking a significant expansion of its role as a leader in the provision of engineering education and the conduct of leading, internationally recognized research. A major expansion, with a planned increase of 100 new faculty positions across all departments, is currently underway, including the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering.
The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive universities with over 37,000 students, including over 6000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering has over 3800 undergraduate and 1200 graduate students. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering currently has 45 full-time faculty, 950 undergraduate students, and 400 graduate students in MEng, MSc, and PhD programs. Research and teaching needs of the Department are served by the new Natural Resources Engineering Facility that has a total area of 30,000 square metres. The undergraduate and graduate laboratories are generously equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent computing facilities are available.
Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, a brief description of major contributions, reprints of at least two representative research papers, the names of at least three referees and an indication of the position you would like to be considered for.
Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on April 30, 2009; however, the competition will remain open until all positions are filled.
How to Apply
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2W2
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.