Professor of Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering) via AGU

University of Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada 🇨🇦

The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking candidates to fill a full-time faculty position in the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering. The field of expertise is in Water Resources Engineering (i.e., Hydraulic and/or Hydrologic Engineering). The successful candidate will work within the Université de Sherbrooke’s Water Resources Group (GREAUS) currently comprised of 5 research professors specializing in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality and waste water treatment. The GREAUS includes research engineers, laboratory technicians, as well as over 20 graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidate will have access to the Department of Civil Engineering’s large scale hydraulics laboratory and state-of-the-art instrumentation for conducting laboratory and field research.

Faculty of Engineering

The Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Engineering has carved out an enviable place for itself in the areas of engineering training and applied research by encouraging communication and teamwork. This very convivial environment strongly fosters discovery, setting new challenges, and a spirit of initiative. Through its rigorous, comprehensive training of the individual with innovative teaching methods, the Faculty stands out, in particular, for its coop program. In order to foster its long-term growth, the Faculty is banking on many interdisciplinary initiatives and emerging fields, such as innovative, sustainable materials, intelligent systems, infrastructure, bioengineering, energy efficiency, and new energy technologies, all within a context of sustainable development.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the indicated area of expertise and in the civil-engineering core curriculum.

Develop and maintain fundamental and applied externally funded research activities

Supervise graduate students.

Contribute to the enrichment of all aspects of the Department and the University.


Doctorate and research experience in the field of Water Resources Engineering, more specifically in experimental and/or numerical approaches in one or many of the following fields: environmental hydraulics; urban hydraulics; hydraulic structures; river ice hydraulics; watershed scale hydrology; observation, modeling and prediction hydrology; climate change impact and adaptation.

Marked interest in teaching and university education, and research and development.

Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships, collaborations and team working skills.

Demonstrate leadership, initiative and excellent communication skills.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively and harmoniously interact with various internal and external partners.

Fluency in written and spoken French or the desire to become proficient as soon as possible.

Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or have the necessary qualifications for membership.
Complementary experience in other fields of civil engineering would be an asset.

Expected start date: June 2017


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please include your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, a description of your field of expertise, a description of your teaching objectives, a description of your research goals, reprints of your most relevant recent publications, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of reference sent directly by the signatories to:

Professor Patrik Doucet, ing.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Offer no. 02595
Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1

E-mail: [email protected]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Université de Sherbrooke subscribes to an equal-opportunity employment policy and employment-equity program for women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons, and individuals with disabilities.