Job ID: 224147

Assistant/Associate Prof. (tenure-track) in Structural Engineering with application on Smart Cities

Western University

  • Oct. 23, 2023
  • Assistant/Associate Prof. (tenure-track) in Structural Engineering with application on Smart Cities
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Western University
    London, ON
  • Jan. 1, 2024
  • Jul. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Structural Engineering

Applications are invited for an exceptional candidate in the area of Structural Engineering with application on Smart Cities in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. The appointment is expected to be effective July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will receive a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience in teaching and research.

We seek an energetic and dynamic colleague who will positively contribute to both the teaching and research efforts of the Department in the area of Structural Engineering. Applicants with one or more of the following research expertise will be considered: Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Control, Structural Optimization, Structural Reliability, Real-time Hybrid Simulations, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence, Numerical Methods, and Smart Material Applications in Structural and Infrastructural Engineering.

For a probationary appointment, successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in a Civil and Environmental Engineering field, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in research, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Ability to teach structural engineering courses such as structural analysis, and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures will be an asset. In addition, the candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative activities of the Department, Faculty and University. The ability to become eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is required for this appointment. The candidate is expected to be committed to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles.

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Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life- long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Western University has a full-time enrollment of about 32,000 students in a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about Western can be found at, the Faculty of Engineering at, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western Engineering’s Mission, Vision and Values can be found at units/human-resources/values-mission-statement.pdf. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is one of the top civil engineering programs globally [ranked # 1 in Canada and among the top 20 in the world for six consecutive years in the Academic Ranking of World Universities] with a strong international reputation in both research and teaching. We have an established international reputation in environmental geotechnical, structural and wind engineering. Our success in attracting students and funding is based on our dedication to excellence in teaching and research. The department’s research strength is supported by unique research facilities and centers such as the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, the Wind Engineering Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Research Institute, and the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

If you share our commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and are eager to pursue a rewarding academic career, please send (i) a cover letter, (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae, (iii) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, (iv) a brief description of your current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, (v) copies of three representative publications, and (vi) the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Ashraf El Damatty, Chair

c/o Stephanie Laurence, Administrative Officer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9


Consideration of applications will commence on January 1st, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, person with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. El Damatty by email at a or by phone at 519-850-2345

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Contact Information

  • Stephanie Laurence
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Western University
    1151 Richmond St.
    London, ON N6A 5B9
  • 519-850-2946
  • 519-661-3779

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