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Tenure Track position in Civil Engineering (Geo-Technical)
Lakehead University

  • Mar. 17, 2017
  • Tenure Track position in Civil Engineering (Geo-Technical)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Lakehead University
    Thunder Bay, ON
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geotechnical
    Civil Engineering
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The Department of Civil Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2017. Preference will be given to those candidates with a strong background and interest in both teaching and research, including those with relevant industrial and practical experience.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program in his/her field of specialization. The candidate should have an interest in interdisciplinary research with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas related to geotechnical engineering: numerical modeling and simulation of geotechnical processes and soil behaviour, soil-structure interaction and buried infrastructure, geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering for infrastructure and resource development. The candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and instruct undergraduate and graduate geotechnical engineering courses, such as soil properties and behavior, numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction, soil dynamics and foundation engineering, landslides and slope stability, finite element analysis along with other introductory civil or general engineering courses.

The successful candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and a PhD in Civil Engineering or related field specialized in any area of Geotechnical/ Geoenvironmental Engineering. Must be or qualified to be a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. David Barnett, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at (807) 343-8321 or e-mail: Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage on the Lakehead University website at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of a research plan, copies of their three most significant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to:

David W. Barnett, D. Sc. Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website at:

  • Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334,

    This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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  • David W. Barnett, D. Sc.
    Dean, Faculty of Engineering
    Lakehead University
    955 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


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