University of Victoria, Department of Civil Engineering

2644 11537
Position ID:UVic-CIVE-RESSTRUC [#11537]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable and Resilient Structures
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Victoria, British Columbia V8W2Y2, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering / structural, Sustainable Structural Engineering, Resilient Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering
Appl Deadline:2018/09/30** finished (2018/07/31, finished 2019/04/07, listed until 2018/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***



The Department of Civil Engineering is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointee will contribute to the development of a green civil engineering program and must be motivated and skilled to conduct engineering work towards reducing environmental impacts of human activities. The Department aspires to have the greenest civil engineering program in Canada, addressing the most pressing global environmental and sustainability challenges through engineering design, science and practical solutions. We are working towards a future where our built environment works within the carrying capacity of the local environment and the planet – and our infrastructure is sustainable and resilient to climate change. 

The Department is searching for a potential or established leader with an excellent record of professional achievement in developing sustainable and/or resilient structures, using computational methods, experimentation or structural design. To both mitigate and adapt to climate change – as well as address other environmental concerns - structural engineers are developing light-weight, durable structures, employing green materials. New and existing structures must also be made resilient to climate extremes, as well as other shocks such as earthquakes. 

Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching. An exceptional research record is required including substantial recent publications in top-tier venues. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, establish an active research program, and participate in the academic affairs of the university. Ability to teach undergraduate engineering courses broadly across all areas of structural engineering/design is required. 

Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or a related field, together with excellent verbal and written communication, and experience of collaboration with colleagues of engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. Candidates must be registered as a professional engineer or be eligible for and committed to registration. Registration as a structural engineer will be an asset. 

The University of Victoria is situated on southern Vancouver Island in the City of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is in a scenic locale with a pleasant climate year round. 

Faculty positions at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association ( 

Applications should include in a single PDF, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research objectives and interests, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email addresses of at least four referees. Applications should be submitted electronically by September 30, 2018 at addressed to: 

Dr. Chris Kennedy, 
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering,  
University of Victoria PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2 

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The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are requested to self-identify themselves in their application.

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Further Info:
University of Victoria
Department of Civil Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) 304
PO Box 1700 Stn CSC
Victoria BC V8W 5C2

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