Academic Vacancy 800-071-13

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-071-13)
Posted: November 18, 2013.

Department of Civil Engineering
Position start date: July 1, 2014
Closing date for applications: January 15, 2014 and will continue till position is filled
Position number: 16986 and 16987
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in: 1. Structural Engineering, 2. Geotechnical Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions. The first position will be in the areas of Risk Analysis and Management with an emphasis on structural engineering (Position #16986). The second position will be in the area of geotechnical engineering with an emphasis on traditional soil mechanics and foundations (Position #16987). The anticipated start date for both positions is July 1, 2014.

1. Structural Engineering Position (Position 16986)

The successful candidate: 1) must hold an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Risk Analysis and Management with emphasis on structural engineering or a related area; 2) must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba; 3) will be expected to develop and teach structural engineering and mechanics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) will be expected to establish an externally funded and sustainable research program; and 5) must possess excellent communication and leadership skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of research and publications in one or more of the following areas: structural health monitoring, climate change impacts on infrastructure, structural risk and damage management; structural integrity analysis; post-disaster damage assessment; natural hazards and risk management; and advanced structural reliability

2. Geotechnical Engineering Position (Position 16987)
The successful candidate: 1) must hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in a Geotechnical Engineering field or a related area; 2) must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba; 3) will be expected to develop and teach geotechnical engineering and other civil engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) will be expected to establish an externally funded and sustainable research program; and 5) must possess excellent communication and leadership skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of research and publications in one or more of the following areas: geomechanics, soil mechanics and foundations, soil structure interaction, and advanced constitutive modeling of geotechnical materials. Experience in the practice of geotechnical engineering will be considered an asset.

The Department of Civil Engineering (www.umanitoba.ca/civil) has twenty one faculty members, thirteen support staff, and approximately two hundred and seventy undergraduate and one hundred and thirty graduate students. The Structural Engineering and Construction Materials groups have access to well equipped laboratories including the W.R. McQuade Structures Laboratory, the IKO Construction Materials Testing Facility, and the ISIS Canada Resource Centre. The Geotechnical Engineering group's laboratory supports small-scale physical modeling and tests for material classification and properties. Equipment is available for: triaxial tests at high pressures and temperatures, hydraulic conductivity and compressibility of soils, thermal conductivity, biological and chemical composition of groundwater and soils, and erosion measurement.

The University of Manitoba is a research intensive university. From its two campuses in Winnipeg, the University serves all parts of the province, including inner city and suburban areas, rural and northern communities, and attracts students from all population groups and walks of life.

Winnipeg is a vibrant prairie city known for its high standard of living, affordable housing, rich cultural events and activities, fine dining, professional sports, and proximity to wilderness areas that offer outstanding outdoor activities in all seasons. Learn more about the City of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba at http://www.winnipeg.ca and http://www.gov.mb.ca/tourism

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, two samples of publications, and names of three references. Applications and enquiries may be submitted by email to: civilser@umanitoba.ca. Please include all material in one pdf file, and indicate the position number in all correspondence.

Questions about this search should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

Ahmed Shalaby, PhD, P.Eng.
Head, Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Manitoba
E-1 368 EITC, 75A Chancellor's Circle
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 5V6
Phone (204) 474-6818
civilser@umanitoba.ca

Application materials and letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.