Assistant or Associate Professor (Civil and Environmental Engineering (Climate Change))

Carleton University

Ottawa, ON, CA

About the Position:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary tenure‐track appointment in Engineering with Climate Change at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2021.

The candidate will be expected to have a strong background in civil or environmental engineering or related discipline with a focus on climate change impacts, mitigation, adaptation and/or modelling. The desired candidate should have a research focus on climate change that will complement existing strengths in the department and Carleton. Areas may include but are not limited to: climate change modelling; infrastructure adaptation (e.g. permafrost in the North); water resources and drinking water; transportation; energy performance and efficiency; alternative/renewable energy generation; and/or emerging technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Engineering and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The Department has diverse expertise over a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in geotechnical, environmental, fire safety, structural and transportation engineering.

Graduate programs are offered through the Ottawa‐Carleton Institutes for Civil Engineering and for Environmental Engineering to provide further strength and opportunities. The research enterprise in the Department includes a Jarislowsky Research Chair in Water and Global Health. Research activities in the Department and Faculty include PermafrostNET, a Carleton led NSERC Strategic Network evaluating impacts of climate change on permafrost, and FlareNet, an NSERC Strategic Network assessing impacts of gas flaring on climate change. Further information on the Department is available at


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering or related discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to research and the ability to develop an externally‐funded, high quality research program; will be passionate about effective teaching with demonstrated or strong evidence of potential of teaching excellence; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department. Synergy to establish collaborative research links with the existing members of the Department and across the University is highly desirable.

Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required at the time of or within three years of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Application packages comprising i) detailed curriculum vitae, ii) description of research accomplishments and future plans (research statement), iii) teaching dossier (teaching statement), and iv) names of three referees should be sent to the Hiring Committee as a single pdf file emailed to [email protected] Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.