CIVIL - Computational/Solid Mechanics/Geomechanics


As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC's new vision.  

The Faculty of Applied Science's School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical specializations.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. The School of Engineering is located in a new state-of-the-art building completed in 2011. 

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for the following Civil Engineering tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research, as well as a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must have a bachelor degree in civil engineering, and an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or related discipline, and should either have, or be eligible to pursue, registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. 

Area of Priority:

Civil Engineering: Computational/Solid mechanics/Geomechanics (Job Opening ID #29018)

Desirable areas of research expertise include computational/solid mechanics or geomechanics with emphasis on applications relevant to civil engineering in areas including but not limited to multiscale modelling of deformation and material behaviour from the atomic/molecular/granular to the design/macro scale; modelling of structures and materials for applications to civil/structural engineering systems (e.g., concrete, timber, composites, porous and granular materials). Applicants with research expertise that combine analytical/numerical and experimental techniques are encouraged to apply.

The candidate must be able and willing to teach courses at all levels, including senior engineering design courses, graduate courses and first year general math and science courses. The ideal candidate will work with multidisciplinary teams of engineers.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. Prior field and teaching experiences in the desired areas will be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings. The successful candidate in collaboration with existing faculty members will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the School-at-large. Evidence of establishing international collaboration would be an asset.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit the link - (search for applicable Job Opening ID#29018)

Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, list of three Referees. Preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance, please contact, 

Submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018 and applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2018.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions will be subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors' approval.



 “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.”