University of Alberta Civil & Env Engineering Open-rank Faculty Position in Construction Engineering and Management
Competition No. - A104145126 Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in the field of Construction Engineering and Management. The candidate will also be eligible to apply for a Canada Research Chair at either Tier 1 or Tier 2 depending on academic rank and qualifications: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx.
The candidate should have research expertise in modelling, analyzing, and optimizing operations related to construction and other associated industries. Experience in computer simulation; artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and their applications; big data and data analytics; academic?industry partnerships; and automation and robotics applications in construction are highly desired.
The successful candidate will be part of the Hole School of Construction Engineering (HSCE): https://www.ualberta.ca/engineering/research/groups/construction-engineering/index.html. The HSCE has helped the construction industry in Alberta improve its project performance and enhance its competitive position by delivering cutting-edge tools and practices to construction owners, contractors, and tradespeople, while providing a unique training opportunity for hundreds of highly qualified personnel. The success and distinctiveness of the HSCE's research and graduate education programs are a consequence of a development of strong industrial research partnerships focused on advancing research, student education, and overall practice. This collaborative approach has garnered widespread support from numerous funding agencies, policymakers, and industrial practitioners and remains a primary example of the achievements that can arise from effective partnerships with industry. The HSCE is home to 8 faculty members specializing in construction engineering and management, with over $3 million in annual research funding, over 15 industrial partner companies, and hundreds of graduate students.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Construction Engineering, or a closely related field. They would be expected to be a licensed Professional Engineer with eligibility for membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, https://www.apega.ca/) and must obtain this membership within two years from the date of hire. The Department believes that innovation, professionalism, and excellence in engineering stems from leaders who value diversity, equity, and inclusion of all perspectives and people. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to these values in their research, teaching, and service work, both past and future. Consideration will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Also, those who have demonstrated the impact of their research, who provide evidence of established and respected research and teaching skills, and who have a demonstrated record of service at the departmental, institutional, national, and/or international levels.
The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 38,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.9 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue. The Faculty of Engineering has over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (including the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering) is committed to securing a position among the leading schools in North America. With a present complement of more than 60 faculty members, research in the Department is vigorous and covers all major areas of Civil, Environmental, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 500 students, including approximately 200 PhD students. The undergraduate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering enrol over 900 students.
Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including education and employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and areas of interest, a brief description of major contributions to teaching and research, reprints of at least three representative research papers, and the names and contact information of at least three referees to:
Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Department Chair Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9 E-mail: email@example.com
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin immediately. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, or on a date to be mutually agreed upon.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.