Career Opportunities

Faculty Positions in Structural Engineering* and Project and Construction Management

*Please be advised that the faculty position in Structural Engineering has been filled. Applications are still being accepted for the Project and Construction Management faculty position.

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver. The Department will hire up to two individuals, one from each of the following two sub-disciplines: Project and Construction Management, and Structural Engineering. The anticipated start date for the positions is July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in and commitment to research and teaching. They will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, and will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, to contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students and to participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond. The successful candidates will also be expected to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (see www.apeg.bc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at http://apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/.

Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of: a short biography, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a list of three references with contact information, and a statement indicating whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada. Applications will be considered at any time until the positions have been filled, however, the review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia's Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/24965.

The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Note: Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey to the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor posting. The survey link is: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/Civil-fac-posting201611/. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed." Thank you in advance for your participation.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Full-time Research Associate Position - Structural and Earthquake Group

A full-time Research Associate position (40 hours/week) is available in the Structural and Earthquake Engineering Group in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension subject to availability of funds. This position strengthens the research functions in Structural and Earthquake Engineering. It focuses on the development of earthquake resilient components and systems, as well as cost-effective experimental techniques and technologies. The Research Associate will engage with practitioners and academics, and will work closely with research assistants, students, and highly qualified personnel to enhance the research by the Structural and Earthquake Engineering Group. The anticipated starting date is April 1, 2017.


Applicants must have:


- Ph.D. in the related field;
- License as a professional engineer;
- Experience and expertise in structural engineering design as well as nonlinear modelling and analysis;
- Experience and expertise in developing energy dissipation devices and implementing them as structural fuses;
- Experience and expertise in advanced structural testing such as shake table testing and hybrid simulation;
- Proven experience and ability to direct the work of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) (research assistants);
- Excellent written and verbal skills as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as technical presentations at meetings and conferences.

Review of applications will commence on March 31, 2017.


Applicants must submit the following: curriculum vitae, concise statements of research interests (300-500 words), and the names of two references. All applications must be submitted online, at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca. Job ID: 25706. The application deadline is: March 30, 2017. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.civil.ubc.ca.

Note: Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey to the Structural/Earthquake Engineering – Research Associate posting. The survey link is: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/CIVL-RA-SEE. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed.” We would appreciate you completing this survey by 5pm on March 30, 2017. Thank you in advance for your participation.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Full-time Research Associate Position - Project and Construction Management Group

A one year, full-time Research Associate position (40 hours/week) is available in the Project and Construction Management Group in the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus. This position strengthens research functions in Project and Construction Management, focusing on the investigation of cost optimization and economies of scale opportunities for housing developments, alternative construction techniques, and reduction of costs and improving quality.  The Research Associate will engage with practitioners, engineers and academics and will work closely with research assistants, students and highly qualified personnel to enhance research by Project and Construction Management Group.

Applicants must have:

-       A PhD in a related field

-       Experience and expertise in construction and building performance.

-       Proven experience and ability to direct the work of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) (research assistants)

-       Excellent written and verbal skills, as evidenced by technical presentations at meetings and conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals

Review of applications will commence March 1, 2017.

Applicants must submit the following: curriculum vitae, concise statements of research interests and the names of three references. All applications must be submitted online, at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca. The application deadline is: February 28, 2017. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.civil.ubc.ca.

Note: Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey to the PCM – Research Associate posting. The survey link is: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/CIVL-RA-PCMG/.. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed.”  We would appreciate you completing this survey by 5pm on 5 February 28, 2017.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Sessional Positions

Appointment Process 

Electronic applications may be submitted to the Department Head in c/o Sheeraz Marfatia at sheeraz@civil.ubc.ca.

Applications of current members of the Civil Engineering Sessional Pool will include:

  1. A letter of application or indication of preferences noting availability, and desired course/s.
  2. A current CV including relevant educational background, teaching and research experience, and training, publications, and/or awards and qualifications for teaching.
  3. Indicate your P.Eng. status.  Applicants for Design courses must include confirmation of P.Eng. (with APEGBC) in their application dossier.

 

Applications of NEW Sessional Lecturers will include:

  1. A letter of application or indication of preferences noting availability, and desired course/s.
  2. A current CV including relevant educational background, teaching and research experience, and training, publications, and/or awards and qualifications for teaching.
  3. Indicate your P.Eng. status.  Applicants for Design courses must include confirmation of P.Eng. (with APEGBC) in their application dossier.
  4. Names and full contact information of at least two referees able to speak to applicant’s teaching qualifications.

 

Note:  Graduate students applying to teach should be aware of UBC Policy 75 and Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements.  Graduate Studies Procedures – Permission to Teach.  Submit with your application, a Request for Permission to Teach PTT (complete with signatures) which the Department will submit to Graduate Studies when/if required.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Preliminary Courses 2017W

Term 1       Term 2      
CIVL 320 CIVL 202
CIVL 332 CIVL 331
CIVL 430 CIVL 409
CIVL 432 CIVL 425/521
CIVL 440      CIVL 433
CIVL 478 CIVL 435
CIVL 518 CIVL 439/516
CIVL 524 CIVL 509

Posting Date : June 6, 2017

Closing Date : July 5, 2017