Assistant/Associate Professor in Water Resource Engineering via AGU

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

The School of Engineering invites applications from outstanding individuals for the following tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The School currently offers seven undergraduate programs with both co-op and non-co-op majors and they are biological, biomedical, computer, engineering systems and computing, environmental, mechanical, and water resources engineering programs.

The School of Engineering is seeking to hire a faculty member with a breadth of expertise that encompasses risk assessment, water supply and water security. A strong interest in international water resources engineering will be important. The candidate must have a first degree in engineering and an earned doctorate degree in a field relevant to water resources or environmental engineering. Qualified applicants for this position will be expected to teach a range of engineering courses (particularly courses such as assessment and management of Risk, urban water systems and hydrology) as well as graduate courses.  

Successful candidates for this positon will have demonstrated research abilities to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. They will play a key role in teaching undergraduate program specific and core engineering courses mentor graduate and undergraduate students and provide service to the University and the engineering profession.

Preference will be given to candidates who combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current research strengths. The School has a particular strength and emphasis in design.  Preference will be given to candidates with design experience in industry or consulting, or significant post-doctoral academic experience whom can teach one of our core engineering design courses. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is a requirement of this position at the time of hiring.

The University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present the School is comprised of over 45 faculty members, 27 staff and technicians, 1700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.                  

The City of Guelph is known for its educational and cultural life and has often been rated as one of the best cities to live in Canada. It is surrounded by rolling farmland, possesses an excellent public transit system and a wide variety of housing possibilities. The City is within easy driving distance of Metropolitan Toronto and recreational areas, from the Niagara wine region to Lake Huron and the ski hills of Collingwood.

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Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 31st, 2017 with the hiring process continuing until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of teaching vision, a statement of research and development vision and the contact points for five references to the address below.  Position is subject to final budgetary confirmation.  Please indicate in your application the position number you are applying to position reference# 0126-145.

The Director,
School of Engineering,
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
[email protected]

FAX: 519-836-0227

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

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.