Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

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Calgary (City), Alberta
Based on experience
December 22, 2021
January 21, 2022
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The Department of Civil Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, or mutually agreed upon date.     

The successful applicant will align with the University of Calgary's Growth Through Focus strategic vision and support its strategic academic and research priorities of transdisciplinary scholarship, future-focused program delivery, and deeper community integration.  

You will be an emerging scholar with an original, creative, innovative, and forward-looking research program, with demonstrated excellence in Structural Engineering.  This will be evidenced by high-quality scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates the potential for independent research leading to peer-evaluated publications, securing of external research funding, active engagement with industry, and supervision of graduate students.  You will be able to demonstrate a strong academic background with research expertise in Structural Engineering, an ability to work as part of our highly collaborative research teams, and preferably have participated in municipal, provincial, industrial and/or Indigenous community collaborative research.  Specialization and expertise are preferred, but not limited to, one or more of the following research areas:

  • Structural design optimization;
  • Structural health assessment and smart monitoring;
  • Uncertainty, risk and reliability applied to structures;
  • Structural design for climate change adaptation;
  • Artificial Intelligence for innovations in structural engineering; and/or
  • Refurbishment and conservation for sustainability of structures.

You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses core to engineering and on topics related to Structural, Building, Digital and/or Sustainability Engineering.  You will actively contribute to teaching, curriculum development, graduate student supervision and mentoring, and are expected to provide service in support of the Department, School, University and Profession.  As a member of the University of Calgary community, you will support, and contribute to, equity, diversity and inclusion and a positive working and learning environment.  

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold a B.Sc. in Civil, Industrial or Systems Engineering (or equivalent Engineering degree) and a Ph.D. specializing in Structural Engineering or a closely related discipline; have a strong research track record; and provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Relevant industrial experience is an asset.  Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

You will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class engineering scholars, a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships and collaborations, and supports research and teaching excellence.  The University of Calgary is a national leader in Sustainable Infrastructure, with research activities and programs spanning across the department, school, university, and community.    

Housed within the Schulich School of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering supports Catalyst for a Connected World, while sharpening our focus on sustainable infrastructure that is adaptive to the climates of today and tomorrow. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary careers page, using the 'Apply Now' link:

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (3 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (2 pages)

Applications will be accepted until January 24, 2022 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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