Endowed Chair in Engineering Project Management, Civil Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

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Calgary, 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 faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in Engineering Project Management.  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 have a proven track-record of research excellence, impact, and leadership with an original, creative, innovative, and forward-looking research program, with demonstrated excellence in Engineering Project Management.  This will be evidenced by high-quality scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates research leadership 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 Engineering Project Management, an ability to work as part of our highly collaborative research teams, and have participated in municipal, provincial, industrial and/or Indigenous community collaborative research.  

Research specialization and expertise which takes a transdisciplinary approach to project management, intersecting the fields of engineering with social sciences, sustainability, and/or digital engineering/data sciences is preferred.  Some examples may include, but are not limited to, operations management, decision making, organizational behaviour, and other innovations in engineering project management.

You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and successfully teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses core to engineering and on topics related to Project Management, 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 Project Management related disciplines; 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).

Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor must demonstrate evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic collaborations and engagement in professional and other communities.

Applicants at the rank of Professor must demonstrate evidence of an established, externally funded research program, reputation and impact.  A strong track record of publications in high quality journals, is required.  Outstanding effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision with clear success of developing highly qualified personnel.  Evidence of established academic collaborations and engagement in professional and other communities.

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.  

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.  Our Project Management activities spans across the departments, schools, university, and community.  You will have a unique opportunity to engage with the Urban Alliance, a partnership between the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary, strong collaborations with Haskayne School of Business, including a combined engineering and business undergraduate degree, our Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, and an engaged local industry and community.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary careers page, using the 'Apply Now' link: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8202437-endowed-chair-in-engineering-project-management-civil-engineering-schulich-school-of-engineering.

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 ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta

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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