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Senior Laboratory Instructor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Program

University of Northern British Columbia

Senior Laboratory Instructor

Civil & Environmental Engineering Program
College of Science and Management
Full-time, Probationary

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Full-time, Probationary position in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program at the rank of Senior Laboratory Instructor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2020. The rank of Senior Laboratory Instructor will be commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The primary responsibility will be to teach and support laboratory courses for both the new Civil and expanded Environmental Engineering programs. This position will involve developing and delivering lab courses along with participating in the overall delivery of the degree programs.

The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to, lab instruction, supporting the teaching labs, preparation and the maintenance of lab manuals. In addition, they will be responsible for lab safety, ordering of consumables, maintenance and organization of lab equipment, supervision of teaching and lab assistants, liaising with administrative bodies regarding laboratory scheduling, and any other duties as assigned by the program chair.

Applicants for this position will hold a Masters’ degree or higher, in a relevant discipline and be a Professional Engineer in Canada, or have credentials which will allow them to become registered in Canada within three years. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed with Probationary status with the expectation they will apply for a Continuing Appointment once the probationary term is completed. As teaching will be a required component of the position, applicants are strongly recommended to present evidence of excellence in teaching or the ability to do so. Applicants should have expertise in geotechnical engineering and engineering materials in the context of Environmental and Civil Engineering.


About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.


To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAEENG01-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Ernie Barber, Associate Dean, Engineering
Ernest.barber@unbc.ca
(250)960-5700

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 16, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.