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University of British Columbia

Civil - Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering and Planning (Job Opening ID #28329)

Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna


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As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC's new vision.  

The Faculty of Applied Science's School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical specializations.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. The School of Engineering is located in a new state-of-the-art building completed in 2011. 

The School of Engineering invites outstanding individuals to apply for the following Civil Engineering tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have strong records demonstrating outstanding research, as well as a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or related discipline, and should either have, or be eligible to pursue, registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person


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Civil - Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering and Planning  (Job Opening ID #28329)


The desired area of research expertise is for transportation systems engineering and planning. This includes transportation and land use interactions, travel behaviour and forecasting, transportation demand management, modelling of multimodal transportation systems, microsimulation modelling and visualization techniques. Expertise in the applications of these areas in small and rural communities will be an asset.


The successful candidate will have conducted innovative and industry-collaborative research focused on, but are not limited to the following areas of interest: smart cities, public transit, freight transportation and logistics, railway transportation, transportation economics, and disaster response and recovery. The successful candidate will be expected to integrate with other engineering disciplines such as construction, energy, sustainability, and risk and resiliency.


The successful candidate must have demonstrated research excellence, exceptional communication skills, and effective teaching. Experience with undergraduate and graduate student supervision is desirable. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in departmental service and activities, with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings. The successful candidates in collaboration with existing faculty members will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the school-at-large. Evidence of establishing international collaboration would be an asset.


How to Apply


To apply for any one of these positions, please visit the link - (search for applicable Job Opening ID#28329)

Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, list of three Referees. Preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance, please contact, 

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2018.  The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions will be subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors' approval.

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University of British Columbia
Posting Date: 28-Nov-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time 101-Jul-2018
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