Assistant Professor (Hydrology)

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada ūüá®ūüá¶

ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.  –   A107447099
Closing Date  –   Will remain open until filled.

Issues related to water resources engineering are critical in Alberta, including the effects of an intensified water cycle with higher hydrological variability and concurrent changes in multiple climate impact drivers; growing impacts of climate change on surface flows and the cryosphere; frequent and damaging flooding, as well as drought and water scarcity; short and often incomplete hydrological datasets; reliance on out-of-date models and methods; and rising demands for reliable water supply with population growth and economic development.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hydrology within the Water Resources Engineering group. Applicants may have expertise in the area of surface-water hydrology and climate resilience with desired experience using field work and/or simulation modeling, machine learning, or remote sensing to address the challenges created by climate-induced hydrological variability. Equivalent areas of expertise and experience are also welcomed for this position. Candidates able and willing to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking scholars that are motivated to join and collaborate with our vibrant Water Resources Engineering group. This position is part of the University of Alberta’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

A PhD in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Engineering Hydrology or a closely-related field is required. They are expected to be or become a licensed Professional Engineer through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Licensure must be obtained within five years from the date of hire.

Candidates must possess a record of publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The Department believes that innovation, professionalism, and excellence stems from faculty members who value diversity, equity, and inclusivity of perspectives and people. Candidates must demonstrate a record of service and volunteerism broadly related to their research, teaching, and/or equity, diversity, inclusivity, and decolonization.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, aims to maintain its position among the top schools in North America. With a present complement of more than 60 faculty members, research in the Department is vigorous and covers all major areas of Civil, Environmental, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from the best schools worldwide and presently has an enrollment of over 500 students, including approximately 200 PhD students. The undergraduate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering enroll close to 1000 students.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The University of Alberta offers close to 900 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus, and has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.”

The University of Alberta is in Edmonton, home to over one million people and Alberta‚Äôs capital. Edmonton offers a vibrant start-up and technology ecosystem, federal and provincial government offices, an international airport, a city council dedicated to innovation as a ‚Äėsmart city‚Äô, urban development, and ending homelessness. The city offers the amenities of a large urban center while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Edmonton is known internationally for its thriving arts scene with a variety of family activities, an array of indoor and outdoor sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America‚Äôs largest stretches of urban parkland, and top-ranked health care services. Campus offers child care, and there are multiple housing options within steps of campus. Faculty members are offered parental and medical leaves, retirement benefits, and healthcare benefits. The Faculty of Engineering values families and aims to minimize the long distance separation of them when possible through our spouse/partner hiring practices.

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How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at [email protected]:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate‚Äôs profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current research and short- and long-term research goals (2 pages maximum)
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness (2 pages maximum)
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity statement that outlines the candidate‚Äôs philosophy, experience, training, and future interests and goals in these areas related to research, teaching, and service. The future interest and goals section should be aligned with institutional and disciplinary strategies, including the University of Alberta‚Äôs Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity:; and Engineers Canada‚Äôs Strategy:; (2 pages maximum)
  • 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 at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University‚Äôs COVID-19 Vaccination Directive is required. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.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, M√©tis 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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