Career Opportunities

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia is consistently ranked as a top civil engineering department in Canada, and among the top 30 departments worldwide. The Department has strong internationally recognized clusters of research excellence in areas such as Resilient Infrastructure, Water and Environment and Transportation. Applications are invited from truly outstanding individuals who currently have a faculty appointment in the UBC Department of Civil Engineering for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) that supports an existing area of research excellence in the Department.

The research cluster in Resilient Infrastructure includes professors working in the areas of earthquake engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering and project and construction management. It includes the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF), Pipeline Integrity Initiative (PII), and IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability), which also supports the water and environment cluster. The Water and Environment research cluster includes professors in pollution control and waste management, environmental fluid mechanics, hydrotechnical (hydrology, hydraulics, and environmental fluid mechanics, water resource management) and geo-environmental engineering. Department research within the Faculty-wide research cluster of Transportation includes road safety, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, and health impacts of motor vehicles.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are targeted at senior established researchers who are recognized world leaders in their fields and have an international reputation for excellence in research. They must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of nomination.  Further information about CRC Chairs is available here.

In addition to having the research credentials for a Tier 1 CRC, the successful candidate must have a strong record as an outstanding civil engineering educator at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and sustained service contributions to their university and profession. Applicants must hold a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline.

The Department of Civil Engineering is known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to the profession and the broader community. The Department offers a broad undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering, as well as specialized graduate programs including a course-based Master’s degree (M.Eng.) and research degrees (M.A.Sc. and Ph.D.). Further information about the Department is available at: http://www.civil.ubc.ca

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Perry Adebar, the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at adebar@civil.ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


Full-time Research Associate Position - Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full time 12-month appointment as a Research Associate in Environmental Engineering. The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering with a specialization in resource recovery from waste organic slurries. The applicant must also possess a minimum of 5 years research experience in areas of wastewater treatment/utilization, nutrient recovery, sludge solids reduction and solubilization, using crystallization, microwave heating and advanced oxidation process. The applicant will be responsible for coordinating research activities of students of the research team.  This position will commence January 1, 2018 and will be a one year appointment, with possibility of renewal subject to work performance and availability of funding. Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of areas of expertise and strengths and the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 5th, 2017.

All Applications must be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php

Information on the Department of Civil Engineering is available at http://www.civil.ubc.ca.

Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey:  https://survey.ubc.ca/s/EnvironmentalEng/ 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.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Full-time Research Associate Position - Structural and Earthquake Group

A one year, full-time Research Associate position (40 hours/week) is available in the Department of Civil Engineering, Structural & Earthquake Engineering. This position strengthens research functions in Structural Earthquake Engineering in the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) of the University of British Columbia (UBC), focusing on seismic assessment and retrofit of structures. Specific responsibilities include developing, managing and conducting high-quality research projects, through collaboration with the faculty members of the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC, consultant companies and independent research bodies. The Research Associate will engage with practitioners, engineers and academics, and will work closely with the research assistants, students and highly qualified laboratory personnel to promote research relevant to the Structural Earthquake Engineering scope and to disseminate results. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field with a minimum of 4 years post-doctoral research at the level of highest international standards as evidenced by a strong record of research and publications. They must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral outputs.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, and the names of three referees. All applications must be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.

Further information on the department is available at http://www.civil.ubc.ca/index.php.

Note: Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete the following equity survey to the Structural Engineering - Research Associate posting. The survey link is: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/RA-2017/. 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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents 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