The Department of Civil Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering, at the University of Calgary, is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative Assessment of Sustainable Systems. Quantitative Assessment encompasses all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social; this is an interdisciplinary position in Sustainability, within the Schulich School of Engineering, with the home department to be determined based on the specific area of expertise of the successful candidate. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or mutually agreed upon date.
The successful applicant will align with the University of Calgary's Growth Through Focus strategic vision and support its strategic academic and research priorities of leadership, teaching and research integration, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence.
You will be an emerging scholar with an original, creative, innovative and forward-looking research program, with demonstrated excellence in quantitative assessment of sustainability. This will be evidenced by high-quality scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates the potential for independent research leading to peer-evaluated publications, securing of external research funding, active engagement with industry, and supervision of graduate students. You will be able to demonstrate a strong academic background with research expertise in one or more areas of quantitative assessment of sustainability(e.g. life cycle assessment, input-output analysis and extensions, material flow analysis, environmental footprint assessment, complex system dynamics), an ability to work as part of our highly-collaborative research teams, and preferably have participated in municipal, provincial, industrial and/or Indigenous community collaborative research. Specialization and expertise are required in one or more of the following areas:
Quantitative methods for assessing environmental impacts;
Complex systems analysis and management for sustainability;
Extensions to input-output analysis in support of life cycle assessment;
Assessment of sustainable construction practices, sustainable production technologies, and/or environmental footprint;
Analysis of the role of technology components in the development of a circular economy;
Big data and/or machine learning in life cycle assessments and processes optimization;
Other innovative research in the general area of quantitative assessment in Sustainable Systems Engineering.
You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses core to engineering and on topics related to Sustainability in Engineering. You will actively contribute to teaching, curriculum development, graduate student supervision and mentoring, and are expected to provide service in support of the Department, School, University and Profession. As a member of the University of Calgary community, you will support, and contribute to, equity, diversity and inclusion and a positive working and learning environment.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must hold a B.Sc. in Engineering (or equivalent Engineering degree) and a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline; have a strong research track record; and provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Relevant industrial experience is an asset. Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
You will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class engineering scholars, a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships and collaborations, and supports research and teaching excellence. The University of Calgary is a leader in sustainability, having Stars Gold rating since 2013 and ranking in the top 30 globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You will have a unique opportunity to engage with the Sustainability across the campus, and new school and university initiatives in Sustainability.
Housed within the Schulich School of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering supports Catalyst for a Connected World, while sharpening our focus on sustainable infrastructure that is adaptive to the climates of today and tomorrow.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via UCalgary Careers (careers.ucalgary.ca). Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (3 pages)
Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages)
Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (2 pages)
Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2021.
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate's research productivity.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
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About University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 31,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.
The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It... is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.