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Associate Professor (tenure) Position in Coastal Engineering
University of British Columbia

Date Posted May 29, 2024
Title Associate Professor (tenure) Position in Coastal Engineering
University University of British Columbia
Vancouver `, BC, Canada
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2024
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2025
  • Associate Professor
  • Ocean Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

UBC Department of Civil Engineering 
Faculty Position in Coastal Engineering

The expected salary range for this position is $160,000 to $175,000 per year, plus benefits.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor.  The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of Coastal Engineering with a strong foundation in both fluid and wave mechanics; expertise in both experimental and analytical methods; and an interest and ability to solve both fundamental and applied problems. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of high-quality research and teaching excellence, including demonstrated success in supervising graduate students, securing research funding and managing collaborative research programs.

The anticipated start date is January 1, 2025 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely-related field.  They will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, to provide service to the academic and broader community and to forward the Department’s strategic plan (  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are core values in the Faculty of Applied Science and the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC. The successful candidate will have evidence of a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Further information on EDI programs and strategies are available at: 

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at A description of the nature of an Associate Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion are available at 

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a list of four references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on July 3rd, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page:

Applicants should submit a letter stating their suitability for the position and include:
1)    a current curriculum vitae
2)    a 1-page statement of research interests
3)    a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests
4)    a 1-page statement on how their research and/or teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment 
5)    Names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees

  • Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. 

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Elnaz Mani
    Civil Engineering
    University of British Columbia
    6250 Applied Science Lane Unit 2002
    Vancouver `, BC V6T 1Z4
  • 6048225922


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