Career Opportunities

Manager, Research Development

Classification Title: Research & Facilitation, Level C 

Job Summary

Provides high-level support to individual research faculty, groups of research faculty and the Civil Engineering Department generally in the facilitation of increased research funding, improved graduate student recruitment and improved research performance measures.

Reports directly to the Head of Department and receives high-level direction from the Department’s Research Advisory Committee. Manages administrative staff while they support research development activities within the Department.

Work Performed

Works collaboratively with members of the SPARC team and the APSC Research Development team to expand research-funding opportunities for Civil Engineering faculty.

Duties include:

  • providing authoritative information on research funding opportunities and administrative processes
  • planning and managing a number of developing research proposals
  • providing strategic and editorial feedback on grant proposals
  • planning and coordinating the delivery of educational programs (seminars, etc.) for NSERC competitions within the Department
  • ensuring applications meet the requirements of the funding agencies
  • maintaining a library of successful NSERC grant proposals from Civil Engineering  advising faculty on the review processes and funding requirements
  • providing one-on-one consultation to faculty with the aim of improving the number, strength and competitiveness of funding proposals
  • promoting mentoring and managing internal scholarly review programs
  • coordinating the development and writing of complex funding proposals
  • drafting letters of support for proposals
  • providing expertise on a wide range of research areas

Support for Individual Faculty: Works with individual faculty members to increase their ability to secure funding.

Support for Teams: Works with teams of faculty and collaborators outside the Department to identify research synergies and matching funding opportunities, and to submit highly competitive proposals.

Graduate Student Recruitment: Identifies opportunities for improved graduate student recruitment, and recommends policy/procedural changes to capitalize on these opportunities. Manages procedural changes for improved graduate student recruitment.

Research performance measures: Maintains an up-to-date database of research performance measures for all research faculty in the Department. Benchmarks the Department’s performance against other comparable units. Advises individual faculty members on how to improve their performance measures.

Click the following link to view the full job posting, including qualifications required, and to submit applications:

www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/27959

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