Job ID: 198363

Tenure-track Academic Positions

McGill University

  • Nov. 2, 2022
  • Tenure-track Academic Positions
  • Civil Engineering
  • McGill University
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Transportation Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one in Transportation Engineering and the other in Structural / Materials Engineering, preferably at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department has strong research activities in transportation engineering, infrastructure engineering, structural engineering, materials, environmental engineering, geo-environmental and geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics and water resources engineering.

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching in its undergraduate and graduate programs in Civil Engineering, and values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession and society at-large.

Preferred qualifications include dedication to an environment that supports diversity of population and perspectives. As our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address in their application their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context.

Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements (Transportation Engineering position):

Candidates must have a Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent), with a first degree in Civil Engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in the future of urban mobility and smart systems. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: transportation automation and electrification, shared mobility, urban transportation systems modeling and simulation, traffic flow theory, emerging highway technologies, resilience, public transportation planning and operations, freight management, and energy efficiency and emissions modeling. A strong background in computer-simulation modeling in transportation engineering, optimization, and/or machine learning is required. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for interdisciplinary research connecting transportation engineering with infrastructure, sustainable design and/or climate change. The potential to carry out collaborative research across Departments and Schools at the University, and to develop links with internal / external organizations such as TISED, CIRRELT, GERAD, CDSI and IVADO, is an asset.

Qualifications and Education Requirements (Structural / Materials Engineering position):

Candidates must have a Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent), with a first degree in Civil Engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable. We are particularly interested in candidates with a doctorate in structural / materials engineering, having demonstrated research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: numerical–physical–hybrid testing of structural systems, construction material informatics, data driven structural-material design and infrastructure condition assessment and monitoring. A strong background in experimental and numerical research, with links to the development of building/design codes and sustainable / resilient design is required. Experience in numerical modelling, structural evaluation and rehabilitation, and seismic design and performance, will be considered as an asset, along with the capability to teach advanced courses in structural stability, solid mechanics and materials, and / or finite element analysis.

Job Duties:

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Documents:

Interested candidates should submit applications online at Transportation Engineering (EN) or at Structural / Materials Engineering (EN), which include:

- Cover letter and curriculum vitae;

- Statements of teaching and research interests;

- Names and addresses of three referees, and

- Copies of up to three recent publications.

  • McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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