Environmental Engineering

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Waterloo
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Engineering with an estimated start date of September 1, 2018. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor will be considered.

Applicants should have expertise in the application of quantitative methods to problems in one or more of the following research areas: soil and groundwater remediation, treatment of hazardous waste, solid waste management, or other related and emerging environmental research areas. Preference will be given to candidates who will combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current departmental research strengths.

Applicants must have potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, must have excellent communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. In particular, the successful applicant must have a strong interest in innovative teaching methods and curriculum development to support our undergraduate civil, environmental, and geological engineering programs. The applicant should be able to teach several of the courses in our current undergraduate curricula and also offer courses to support our graduate program. The ideal applicant should expect to work with industrial partners and generate collaborative research funding to lead a successful research program.

The successful applicant must have an environmental or civil engineering undergraduate degree (or equivalent), and a PhD.  The applicant is expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for an engineering license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario within 5 years.  Based on qualifications and rank, the salary range for this position is $100,000 to $150,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

 “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why

The closing date for applications is January 15, 2018. Interested applicants are invited to submit their full curriculum vitae, along with a teaching vision statement.  They are also requested to submit a research vision statement, specifically indicating how their innovative research directions will complement the ongoing research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Each of the vision statements should be no more than two pages in length.  The curriculum vitae, vision statements and the names and full contact information of at least three references should be sent to:

Civil & Environmental Engineering Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
Email: ceechair@uwaterloo.ca