Lecturer in CIVIL Engineering

Lecturer in CIVIL Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, invites applications for up to two Lecturer positions in the specified fields related to civil engineering. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022 for a 3-year term with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The position has responsibilities in teaching and service and hiring decisions will be made based on the candidate’s potential to achieve excellence in these areas. We celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusion, equity, and Indigeneity within the School, and these values are foundational to fulfilling the mission of the Faculty of Applied Science which is to ‘shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.’


UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people who continue their thousands of years of stewardship today. Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains making it a four-season playground for a variety of outdoor activities, gastronomy, and culture.

Our values

Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation build an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will share intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect for the rights of all people. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to these values. To learn more please visit https://apsc.ubc.ca/EDI and https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.


Civil Engineering at UBC Okanagan is featured with established research strengths in a number of areas including infrastructure systems, resilient engineering materials, environmental sustainability, life cycle management, transportation systems and geotechnical engineering.     

We are seeking candidates whose teaching interests fall in the following two areas of civil engineering:

Structural Engineering – including but not limited to structural health monitoring, structural control and evaluation, concrete and wood structures, numerical modelling and hybrid simulation, and smart material applications in structural and infrastructural engineering. 

Geotechnical Engineering – including but not limited to soil dynamics, rock mechanics and engineering, geotechnical investigation, geotechnical earthquake engineering, terrain modelling and analysis.

Eligibility and duties

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • teach existing courses within the common first year of engineering as well as higher-level courses (including graduate courses) within the civil engineering program and other subjects related to the applicant’s area of expertise, and
  • provide service to the University and the community.

The successful candidate is expected to be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (www.egbc.ca).

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application submission

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a teaching statement, and an equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity statement. Applications must be submitted online at Faculty careers (ubc.ca) Job ID JR7915; emailed applications will not be considered.

Details to include in each statement:

Teaching Statement: Please explain your teaching philosophy and give specific examples that have informed it. Include a description of your teaching interests and experience.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity Statement: Please explain how contributions within your role will help advance a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation. Include evidence to support and ideas towards working with a diverse student body, creating an inclusive learning environment, and facilitating respectful engagement.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations are available on request for all applicants. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Renee Leboe via email renee.leboe@ubc.ca.

Review of applications

Review of applications will begin June 27, 2022; all applications received by then will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.