Professor of Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Title: Professor of Practice
Department : Civil and Environmental Engineering
Competition No. : A104138221
Closing Date :Will remain open until filled.





The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications to fill a full-time Professor-of-Practice position to begin September 2019. This position will be primarily responsible for delivering a newly developed capstone design course in the undergraduate program spanning the fall and winter semesters and involving over 100 students in civil engineering. The professor will be responsible for compiling the project material, be the lead instructor of the course, coordinating course delivery with other instructors, guiding student teams, assessing performance and reporting the associate chair on the delivery on all accreditation design requirements. Other duties include teaching graduate courses, collaborating with other faculty members on research projects and providing services within the University and the industry.




The successful candidate must have a Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering, with a minimum of 10 years practical experience as a lead design engineer or design manager for civil infrastructure. Preference will be given to those have have demonstrated teaching, and research experience or have experience with working on national (Canadian) design standards committees


The candidate must have a professional engineering designation in Canada (e.g. APEGA in Alberta). Leadership and communication skills as well as a demonstrated ability to network with the professional community in Edmonton will be an asset.




The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (including School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering) is committed to securing a position along leading schools in North America. With a present, complement of more than 60 faculty members, over 900 undergraduate students, and over 500 graduate students, including approximately 200 PhD students.


Applicants invited to submit their curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees to:

Dr. Simaan Abourizk, Department Chair
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
School of Mining & Petroleum
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
SUBJECT: Professor of Practice; Competition A104138221

The competition will remain open until filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin in March 2019.




To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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