Assistant Professor (Teaching), Department of Civil Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary

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Position Description

The Department of Civil Engineering within the Schulich School of Engineering, at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Civil Engineering, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

The Department is interested in applicants with a demonstrated background and ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering.  In particular, the successful applicant will be expected to teach fundamental courses in engineering statics, solid mechanics, and engineering design, as well as advanced courses in structural, materials, sustainability and/or building engineering and capstone design. 

The Assistant Professor (Teaching) will be responsible for creation and delivery of courses to undergraduate students as well as students in the course-based MEng (Civil Engineering) program and support active-learning and innovation in teaching and curriculum design.  Scholarly activity related to engineering education and pedagogy is strongly encouraged.  In addition, assistant professors in the teaching focused stream are expected to contribute to the mentoring and supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects, university service, and community engagement.  The successful candidate will support and contribute to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and foster a positive working and learning environment.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental or Education Engineering (or equivalent Engineering degree) and a graduate level degree related to Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline; preference will be given to applicants holding a Ph.D. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education and in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  They will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.  The candidate will show evidence of academic service and community engagement.  They will demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills.  Relevant industrial experience in engineering will be considered an asset.  The candidate will demonstrate commitment to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible practices and respect for different knowledge systems.

Candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA):

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering includes faculty of all ranks and is teaching approximately 400 undergraduate and 380 graduate students.  We offer BSc in Civil Engineering with minors in Transportation, Structural, Digital, Energy & Environment, and Biomedical; MEng programs in Civil Engineering with thematic areas of Sustainable Infrastructure & the Built Environment and Water, Climate & Environment: MEng programs in Civil Engineering in Project Management, and MSc and PhD programs in major areas of civil specialization.  In addition, Civil Engineering supports common core teaching across the engineering disciplines as well as supports teaching in the BSc in Sustainable Systems Engineering.  

The successful candidate will benefit from a rich ecosystem that focuses on sustainable infrastructure that is adaptive to the climates of today and tomorrow, entrepreneurship and innovation, and excellence in teaching and learning.  The University is a community that supports transdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations and teaching excellence with world-class facilities such as the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (Taylor Institute ).

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of teaching experience, philosophy and interests (maximum 5 pages).  
  • Statement on approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and indigenous engagement (maximum 2 pages)

Application Deadline:  April 20, 2023

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected] ).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website . For more information visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering .

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit .
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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