CIVIL (Physical and Chemical Water Treatment) (Job Opening ID#27625)

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
University of British Columbia
Job Description: 


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 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 enriching learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. The School of Engineering is located in a state-of-the-art building completed in July 2011.

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for the following Civil Engineering tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have a strong track record demonstrating outstanding research and a commitment to high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemical or environmental engineering or a related discipline, and should either have, or be eligible to pursue, registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.  The successful candidate in collaboration with existing faculty members will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the school-at-large.

Priority Area:

CIVIL (Physical and Chemical Water Treatment) (Job Opening ID#27625)

The School of Engineering invites applications from dynamic individuals who excel in hands-on research in physical and/or chemical processes for drinking water treatment.  Relevant research areas include development and evaluation of advanced oxidation processes, ion exchange, membrane processes or other advanced processes for drinking water treatment. The candidate must be able and willing to teach courses at all levels, including senior environmental engineering design courses, graduate courses and first year general math and science courses. The ideal candidate will work with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, microbiologists, and chemists on local and global water quality issues.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. 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 be expected to foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the school-at-large. Evidence of establishing international collaborations would be an asset.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please visit the link - (search for applicable Job Opening ID#27625)

Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, and contact details for 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:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018, or sooner.  All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions are subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors' approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.