Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geotechnical Engineering

  • University of Windsor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Windsor, ON, Canada
  • Oct 16, 2022
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The University of Windsor’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering invites applications for tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, commencing July 1, 2023. The successful applicant will join the 19 new and established faculty members in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), a small department with a high degree of student-faculty interaction.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop their teaching skills, initiate their own research program, and develop personally as well as professionally. If you are the successful applicant, you will eventually be teaching undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Design courses, possibly general engineering courses, and a graduate course in your field of specialization. As some of the above-mentioned undergraduate courses have engineering design content, you are expected to obtain Canadian professional licensure (P.Eng.) as soon as possible, but in any case, before obtaining tenure. You will also be required to develop an independent research program including attracting funding, recruiting students and setting up a research laboratory. In this aspect, grant proof-reading services and start-up funding are available. The CEE Search Committee will consider recent PhD graduates on an equal basis as others.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have Bachelors and Doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a closely related field, such that their core competency is in Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics.

Application Details

In the Faculty of Engineering at UWindsor, we recognize that developing the best solutions to real-world problems requires a diversity of views and approaches. The CEE Search Committee invites you to describe how your unique lived experiences can strengthen CEE, through the documents in your application package.

Application Requirements (refer to Position # 002436TT-2023-CEE):

  • a letter of application, including a statement confirming eligibility to work in Canada, (2-3 pages);
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • your EIT/P.Eng. status, and a description of your anticipated path to the P.Eng., if you do not have it (up to one page);
  • a statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (up to 1 page);
  • a reflection on your prior teaching experience, which may include having been a teaching/graduate assistant (up to two pages);
  • an optional teaching dossier or portfolio demonstrating potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that may include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/502/teaching-dossiers);
  • a list of University of Windsor courses in Civil Engineering (CIVL) and General Engineering (GENG) that you feel competent to teach (up to two pages). See UWindsor calendars (https://www.uwindsor.ca/secretariat/282/undergraduate-and-graduate-calendars);
  • a description of how you would develop a research program in your field, including how you would foster diversity (up to three pages);
  • copies of your two best published papers, and a description (up to two pages) of why you are particularly proud of this work; and
  • a description of past and/or current service activities, which may involve community organizations (up to two pages).

Reference letters are not required at this point. Applicants will be contacted to keep them apprised of the process. To apply, please visit the online advertisement and download the application form and submit along with the required above-mentioned documents to the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at recruit@uwindsor.ca and ensure your application package is submitted by the deadline date of December 12, 2022. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions may be sent to:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Room 3067, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2550; Email: CEEng@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Application Deadline

Dec 12, 2022