Assistant Professor of Teaching in Civil Engineering (I: Water Engineering) JR8363


Assistant Professor of Teaching in Civil Engineering (I: Water Engineering)

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching position in the Educational Leadership stream. The position provides a unique opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching and educational leadership. The starting date of the position will be September 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.


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.

The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Since 2005, the School of Engineering as a new addition to the Faculty has distinguished itself with excellence in multidisciplinary and design-focused in teaching and research. The successful candidate(s) is expected to take a leading role in enhancing the teaching and learning environment in the Civil Engineering program. This includes the development and delivery of both graduate and undergraduate courses in the civil engineering curriculum, active participation in capstone design projects, development of undergraduate laboratories and enriching the learning experience of students. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and it is required that he/she will be highly engaged in educational leadership activities including curriculum development and pedagogical innovation, and development and implementation of innovative teaching practices related to design and laboratory education, and teaching and learning initiatives. This position will also participate in relevant service activities within the University and provide service to the broader academic profession. The applicant needs to demonstrate and teaching experience in the following areas, which include but are not limited to water resources management, hydraulics and rivers engineering, hydroinformatics and analytical models, surface and groundwater interactions (e.g., contamination, transport), resilience and sustainability of urban water systems.

Applicants must have either demonstrated or possess a clear potential and interest in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, in educational leadership and in providing service to the University and community. Industrial experience particularly would be an asset.

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia ( Further information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available at

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, including information on how their teaching contributes to a diverse academic environment, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted online at Position JR8363

The initial closing date for applications is July 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 of Canada will be given priority.