Integrated Wood Engineering and Design Program
The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young vibrant program focused on designing and building the next generation of sustainable buildings. The primary responsibilities for this position are teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, development of course materials in collaboration with other faculty and establishing an externally funded research program in a field relevant to the Integrated Wood Engineering and Design program. The successful applicant will also participate in establishing other engineering programs at UNBC. The preferred start date for this position is July 1, 2017.
Applicants for this position hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and be a Professional Engineer in Canada, or have credentials which will allow them to become accredited with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within three years. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Applicants are strongly recommended to present evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants must also have a strong background in all aspects of engineering design, preferably in the field of building physics.
The successful applicant will be part of the Integrated Wood Engineering and Design program at the Wood Innovation and Design Centre. The philosophy of the program is based on a holistic view of structures as a significant component of a healthy community and contributing factor in solving global problems. The main pillars of the program are research, teaching and outreach related to modern structural design in wood and mixed construction. The new Master of Engineering Program in “Integrated Wood Design” has a state-of-art laboratory for designing, building, testing modern and innovative materials and components. The one-year intensive course based Master of Engineering Program is designed to enhance the students’ understanding of wood as a versatile and sustainable building component. For more information about this program, visit our website athttp://www.unbc.ca/engineering-graduate-program. A research intensive Master of Applied Science is currently under development which will complement the M Eng. degree. Significant components of the degree program include:
Located in the spectacular landscapes of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities and was ranked #1 by the 2015 Maclean’s survey. We are also Canada’s Green University TM (voted #1 for environmental commitment in the Globe and Mail survey). We are leading the way to a more sustainable future through our passion for discovery, people, the environment and the North. UNBC is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research.
Located in north-central BC, Prince George is a city of approximately 80,000 people with a range in cultural, educational and recreational amenities including a wide range of outdoor activities such as skiing, canoeing, 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. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, art gallery, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, science centre, and a community college. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult www.unbc.ca/northernbc.
Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAENG26-16 ENGOXY to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Erik Jensen, Acting Dean of the College of Science and Management, at Telephone (250) 960-5755, Email <Erik.Jensen@unbc.ca>. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca.
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.