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Tenure Track, Department of Civil Engineering -

Lakehead University

The Department of Civil Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Construction Engineering and Management at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing on July 1st or August 1st, 2022.

Lakehead University is delighted to announce a transformative evolution of its Faculty of Engineering that will lead to the creation of the ‘Modern Engineering’ paradigm. This ambitious project builds on the successes of the present Faculty of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering as well as a new BEng + MBA program.

This major initiative provides a unique opportunity for both senior and junior faculty to help lead the creation of innovative teaching and research programs that integrate the diverse areas of Engineering, Law, Business, Sciences and Humanities, within the multidisciplinary environment of Lakehead University.

The Department of Civil Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Construction Engineering and Management at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing on July 1st or August 1st, 2022. Rank of appointment is dependent on the qualifications, teaching and research experiences of the successful candidate.

The Department offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary accredited undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in civil engineering. The Department has diverse expertise over a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in construction, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in civil engineering with expertise in construction engineering and management, as well as a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates having demonstrated research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: modelling, analyzing, and optimizing operations related to construction; Building Information Modelling (BIM); and construction automation. Experience in applications of the following areas in construction engineering: computer simulation; artificial intelligence (AI) techniques; big data and data analytics are desired.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of research excellence through high quality publications; have the strong ability to develop a vigorous externally-funded, high quality research program; be committed to effective and excellence in teaching; and contribute to the academic life of the Department. Synergy to establish collaborative research links with existing members of the Department and across the University is highly desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to be a licensed Professional Engineer with eligibility for membership with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and shall obtain this license within three years from the date of hire.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Osama (Sam) Salem, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, osalem@lakeheadu.ca . Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/civil-engineering/programs/ug

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file quoting Competition Number: ENGI-CIV–TT-2021 which includes the following:

• a cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• a statement of teaching philosophy
• a statement of research interests
• the names and addresses of three references
• A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/63/OldForms/ScIIForms/Confirmation%20of%20Eligibility%20to%20Work%20in%20Canada.pdf

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:
Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean
Faculty of Engineering
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
e-mail: dean.engi@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.