Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant/Associate (tenure track)
Job Institution
Western University
Job Description

Applications are invited for an exceptional candidate in the area of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. The appointment is expected to be effective January 1, 2025, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will receive a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience in teaching and research.

We seek an energetic and dynamic colleague who will positively contribute to both the teaching and research efforts of the Department in the area of Environmental Engineering. Applicants with one or more of the following research expertise will be considered: urban water (drinking, wastewater, and stormwater) infrastructure, groundwater contamination and remediation, system analysis in water resources management, flood resilience, urban hydrology, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Experience in the development and/or application of artificial intelligence method to address environmental engineering problems will be an asset.

For a probationary appointment, successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in a Civil and Environmental Engineering field, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in research, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Ability to teach environmental engineering courses such as digital water infrastructure and machine learning for water resources will be an asset. In addition, the candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative activities of the Department, Faculty and University. The ability to become eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is required for this appointment. The candidate is expected to be committed to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles.
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Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life- long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Western University has a full-time enrollment of about 32,000 students in a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about Western can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/, the Faculty of Engineering at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/civil/. Western Engineering’s Mission, Vision and Values can be found at https://www.eng.uwo.ca/files/departments- units/human-resources/values-mission-statement.pdf. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is one of the top civil engineering programs globally [ranked # 1 in Canada and among the top 20 in the world for six consecutive years in the Academic Ranking of World Universities] with a strong international reputation in both research and teaching. We have an established international reputation in environmental geotechnical, structural and wind engineering. Our success in attracting students and funding is based on our dedication to excellence in teaching and research. The department’s research strength in environmental engineering is supported by leading research centres and groups including Western Water Centre, RESTORE, HydroClimEX Lab, Biofilm Engineering and Wastewater Resource Recovery Laboratory (BEWRR). The department also has world class research facilities including Greenway Urban Water Infrastructure Test Bay, the Western Geotechnical Centrifuge, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, and the Wind Engineering Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Research Institute.

If you share our commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and are eager to pursue a rewarding academic career, please send (i) a cover letter, (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae, (iii) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, (iv) a brief description of your current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, (v) copies of three representative publications, and
(vi) the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Ashraf El Damatty, Chair
c/o Stephanie Laurence, Administrative Officer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
Email: stephanie.laurence@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will commence on June 1st, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please ensure that the form available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, person with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. El Damatty by email at damatty@uwo.ca or by phone at 519-850-2345

Posted on Faculty Relations on April 24, 2024
Posting number: E-CEE-2024-026