CIVIL - Water Resources Engineering Management


As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia (UBC) 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 invites outstanding individuals to apply for tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Water Resources Engineering & Management. 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 of British Columbia. 

Area of Priority:

Water Resources Engineering & Management (Job Opening ID #31587)

Desirable research expertise includes but is not limited to hydrological science and modelling; water resources engineering and management; climate change impacts on water resources; water security; sustainable use of water resources and its distribution; wastewater collection; irrigation drainage; hydro-technical aspects of dams and/or any area related to water resources engineering. Expertise in numerical modelling, computer simulation, geographic information system (GIS), data analytics, and big data will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in hydraulics, hydrology, hydraulic structures, open channel flow, irrigation and flood control, climate change impact, water supply and water resources engineering.

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 evidence of effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. Prior field and teaching experiences in the area of research expertise would 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 research collaborations would be an asset.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit the link - (search for applicable Job Opening ID#31587)

Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, list of three Referees.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2019.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. 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.”