Faculty of Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering is seeking a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of water-related hazard and risk analysis, sustainability, and resiliency of civil engineering infrastructure under climate change. Floods are Canada’s costliest natural hazard. Sustainability and resiliency in a changing climate are among the most significant challenges the world is facing. According to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the impacts of global warming will be even harsher in northern communities, which are already facing flood hazards and water supply crises. Sustainability, risk, and resiliency are intertwined concepts with economic, social, environmental, and health dimensions that determine the robustness of the Canadian economy and the well-being of Canadians. The study of the complex interactions and trade-offs between these dimensions using quantitative approaches is a priority issue to be resolved for both the current and next generations. Candidates in all related fields of hydrotechnical and water resources engineering are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants with research strength in river, coastal, and/or urban flood hazard and risk assessment, mitigation, and design to ensure sustainability and resiliency.
Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor, the rank of Full Professor will be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research or professional work; c) supervision of graduate students; d) academic and professional service activities. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an active nationally and internationally recognized research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, and participate in educational and professional activities including administrative duties.
Rank and Salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Engineering with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.
Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.
Location of work: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa. The University of Ottawa is located on the unceded ancestral land of the Algonquin people, in the heart of Canada’s capital, which provides world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top-ten research intensive universities, and the world’s largest English/French bilingual university. The Faculty of Engineering provides a learning environment that promotes excellence and innovation, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial design. Excellence and diversity in research are built on strong collaboration with industry and government research institutions, many of which are located in the nation’s capital. The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa maintains active research programs in Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Construction Management. The Department has a fully equipped state-of-the-art research and teaching Water Resources Engineering Laboratory (WREL) in the new STEM Complex. The WREL has recently been awarded a major Innovation Fund grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to build a Multi-Hazards Simulator to examine extreme flow hazards in river and coastal environments. With this position the Department of Civil Engineering will have 23 full-time faculty members, 3 teaching professors, and 7 support staff members. The present enrolment is more than 500 undergraduate and nearly 300 graduate students. Further information relating to the Department can be viewed on its web site. https://engineering.uottawa.ca/civil-dept.
Contact information: Dr. Colin Rennie, Ph.D., P.Eng., Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 email@example.com.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in hydrotechnical engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline.
Work experience: Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research track record with output in high quality academic journals and a strong teaching track record. A research and teaching focus in water resources engineering, with particular emphasis on hydro-morphodynamic hazards and risk analysis is desired. A strong and substantiated track record of ongoing research and collaboration with Indigenous communities, and associated interest to contribute to the uOttawa Centre for Indigenous Community Infrastructure, will be considered an asset.
Other: Because the University of Ottawa is Canada's premier bilingual university, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (French/English) and who are able to teach in both languages. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada needs to be satisfied at the time of tenure and thereafter. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.
Application deadline: Applications received prior to June 30, 2021 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.
The application material consists of a CV, a detailed teaching and research statement along with the contact information for three referees.
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.
According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.