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Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
University of Victoria

  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • University of Victoria
    Victoria, BC
  • Dec. 10, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
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The Department of Civil Engineering is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Structural Engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The appointee will contribute to the development of a green Civil Engineering Program and must be motivated and skilled to conduct engineering work towards reducing environmental impacts of human activities. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching. An exceptional research record is required including substantial recent publications in top-tier venues.

Scholarly expertise in one of the following areas is desirable: computational methods in structural design; structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; sustainable structural design. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, establish an active research program, and participate in the academic affairs of the university. Ability to teach undergraduate engineering courses broadly across all areas of structural engineering/design is required.

Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, or a related field, together with excellent verbal and written communication, and experience of collaboration with colleagues of engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. Candidates must be registered as a professional engineer or be eligible for and committed to registration.

The University of Victoria is situated on southern Vancouver Island in the City of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is in a scenic locale with a pleasant climate year round.

Faculty positions at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (
Applications should include in a single PDF, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research objectives and interests, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email addresses of at least four referees. Applications should be submitted electronically by December 10, 2017 at addressed to:

Dr. Chris Kennedy,
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Victoria PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2

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  • The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are requested to self-identify themselves in their application.

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  • Dr. Christopher Kennedy
    Department of Civil Engineering
    University of Victoria
    Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) 304
    PO Box 1700 Stn CSC
    Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
  • 2504725840


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