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Instructor I or Instructor II, Department of Civil Engineering

University of Manitoba

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a position at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II in Civil Engineering (Position #34759). The starting date is July 1st, 2024 or a date mutually agreed upon. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach core undergraduate courses in engineering mechanics (including ENG1440 Introduction to Statics) as well as other courses in the undergraduate Civil Engineering program. Appointment at the rank of Instructor I requires a Master’s degree or equivalent, while appointment at Instructor II is normally restricted to those who meet these qualifications and also have 5 years’ experience at a University or equivalent position. Eligibility for registration with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba as a P.Eng. is required. Preference will be given to those who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. Undergraduate teaching experience and demonstrated training in teaching will be an asset. Candidates with three or more years of engineering experience will be preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to be an effective, passionate, dynamic and inspirational teacher, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Teaching duties will include the following:

• To teach five undergraduate course sections in each academic year.
• To train, supervise and evaluate teaching assistants.
• To participate in course and curriculum development.
• To develop and coordinate the laboratory components of courses as required.

The service component may include service and administrative duties within the Department, the Faculty and the University, and in the community. In particular, the successful candidate will participate in initiatives related to undergraduate accreditation and instruction. An understanding of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board processes will be an asset. This position has no research duties.

The Department of Civil Engineering (www.umanitoba.ca/civil ) has 21 faculty members, 13 support staff, and approximately 290 undergraduate and 115 graduate students. Approximately 25% of faculty members and 30% of students at both the graduate and undergraduate level are female.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Additional Information:
The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community - UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM's impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba's Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba's (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places - its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies - inspire.

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg, and is the region's largest research-intensive university. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit https://www.tourismwinnipeg.com.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should include:
• a cover letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and how they fulfill the above-listed criteria
• a curriculum vitae
• a teaching statement (max. 2-3 pages) that documents the candidate's experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students as well as the candidate's teaching philosophy and teaching interests at the undergraduate level
• a one-page statement on the candidate's strengths, experiences and plans to promote and further develop Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the academic community
• the names and contact information of three referees.

Please combine all documents into one Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file and submit your application by email to: Beata.Chartrand@umanitoba.ca with “Position #34759” in the subject line. Your cover letter may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Shawn Clark, P.Eng.
Professor and Head,
Department of Civil Engineering