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Organization: York University
Job Title:Assistant/Associate Professor
Deadline: 11/30/2015
Location:Toronto, Ontario


The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Water Resources Engineering. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate significant academic and/or industrial experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Experience and Qualifications

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will lead the Department's goal of establishing a multi-faceted research program on water security, water quality, and sustainable use of water resources in the context of climate change and variability. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research expertise in one or more of the following areas: assessing the impact of climate change and variability on surface and ground water resources; developing techniques for achieving water use efficiency in agricultural, rural and urban settings; water distribution and management systems; developing tools and techniques for numerical simulation and prediction of natural and engineered hydrological systems. The successful candidate will also play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, hydraulic structures, water security, and water distribution and management systems. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and, be eligible for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: A complete on-line application should include a cover letter clearly indicating the rank for which the candidates wishes to be considered; a detailed CV; a teaching dossier; a statement of research interests and plan; and names and contact details of at least three references. Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2015. Informal inquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and this position may be made to Professor Jit Sharma, PhD, PEng (, Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.

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