Job ID: 196960

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

University of Windsor

  • Oct. 14, 2022
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • University of Windsor
    Windsor, ON
  • open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geotechnical
    Civil Engineering

The University of Windsor’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering invites applications for tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, commencing July 1, 2023.

Located at one of Canada’s major international intersections, the University of Windsor, considered to be Canada’s most personal comprehensive university, plays a leading role in the future of the region and the province of Ontario. The City of Windsor is recognized as one of Canada’s most culturally diverse communities, where over 100 cultures are represented and 27% of the population is foreign born. The University of Windsor (UWindsor) is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. Furthermore, the Faculty of Engineering, with over 1400 undergraduate and over 1800 graduate students, is home to thriving programs within the University with strong connections to the community and industry locally, nationally and internationally. Co-operative education is an option for all undergraduate engineering programs (Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, and Mechanical). The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to high quality research in its $120M home, the Ed Lumley Center for Engineering Innovation (CEI), and offers an excellent environment for teaching and research. For further information about the Faculty of Engineering, visit our web site at The successful applicant will join the 19 new and established faculty members in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), a small department with a high degree of student-faculty interaction.

Applicants are expected to have Bachelors and Doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a closely related field, such that their core competency is in Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop their teaching skills, initiate their own research program, and develop personally as well as professionally. If you are the successful applicant, you will eventually be teaching undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Design courses, possibly general engineering courses, and a graduate course in your field of specialization. As some of the above-mentioned undergraduate courses have engineering design content, you are expected to obtain professional licensure (P.Eng.) as soon as possible, but in any case, before obtaining tenure. You will also be required to develop an independent research program including attracting funding, recruiting students and setting up a research laboratory. In this aspect, grant proof-reading services and start-up funding are available. The CEE Search Committee will consider recent PhD graduates on an equal basis as others.

In the Faculty of Engineering at UWindsor, we recognize that developing the best solutions to real-world problems requires a diversity of views and approaches. The CEE Search Committee invites you to describe how your unique lived experiences can strengthen CEE, through the documents in your application package.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement confirming eligibility to work in Canada, (2-3 pages);
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• your EIT/P.Eng. status, and a description of your anticipated path to the P.Eng., if you do not have it (up to one page);
• a statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (up to 1 page);
• a reflection on your prior teaching experience, which may include having been a teaching/graduate assistant (up to two pages);
• a teaching dossier or portfolio demonstrating potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that may include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
• a list of University of Windsor courses in Civil Engineering (CIVL) and General Engineering (GENG) that you feel competent to teach (up to two pages). See UWindsor calendars at ;
• a description of how you would develop a research program in your field, including how you would foster diversity (up to three pages);
• copies of your two best published papers, and a description (up to two pages) of why you are particularly proud of this work; and
• a description of past and/or current service activities, which may involve community organizations (up to two pages).

Reference letters are not required at this point. Applicants will be contacted to keep them apprised of the process. To apply, please visit the online advertisement and download the application form and submit it, along with the required above-mentioned documents, to the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. Applications may be considered until the position is filled, at the discretion of the appointments committee.

  • The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Faculty Recruitment Coordinator
    Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
    University of Windsor
    401 Sunset Ave
    Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
  • 519 561 1432

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