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Tenure-track Position in Civil Engineering (Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics)
Concordia University

  • Jan. 8, 2018
  • Tenure-track Position in Civil Engineering (Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics)
  • Concordia University
    Montreal, QC
  • Dec. 1, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
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One of Canada’s most innovative Faculties, the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Engineering (ENCS) is home to about 8,500 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 208 faculty members. ENCS has 3,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 15 graduate programs. The Faculty’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the Faculty, please visit:

The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering has a faculty complement of 38 professors active in the various areas of building, civil and environmental engineering and its strength has rapidly been growing in recent years. The department offers PhD, masters and bachelor degrees in Building Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The Civil Engineering undergraduate program was recently ranked among the top 20 civil engineering programs in the world. Concordia University attracts high quality domestic and international students in all its programs and has stable and strong enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More information on the department is available at:

The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with expertise in one or more of the following areas: theoretical aspects of the Finite Element Method (FEM), continuum mechanics, application of linear and nonlinear FEM analyses in structural mechanics, algorithm development and programming for FEM, large scale FEM simulation of structural behaviour, multi-scale and multi-physics FEM modelling, and other related numerical methods such as Boundary Element Method (BEM), Discrete Element Method (DEM) and Finite Difference Method (FDM). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Structural Engineering, or Civil Engineering, or related disciplines and are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to supervision of MASc and PhD students, and to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. They will conduct independent scholarly research, attract strong external funding and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. Excellent communication skills are required. The language of instruction at Concordia University is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the province of Quebec, is essential.
Applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements along with the names of at least four referees. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2018.

Kindly forward your electronic applications to:

Dr. Ashutosh Bagchi, Chair
Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

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