Job ID: 131877

Tenure-Track Position

McGill University

  • Oct. 21, 2019
  • Tenure-Track Position
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • McGill University
    Montreal, QC
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Infrastructure/Structural Engineering, preferably at the Assistant Professor level. Rank will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant and salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. McGill University is among the top research-intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over one-half billion dollars in competitive research funding each year. It has been consistently ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys. Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching and service.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the behaviour and design of concrete structures. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: bridge engineering; structural evaluation and rehabilitation; and seismic analysis and design. A strong background in experimental research, advanced numerical modelling and/or structural health monitoring is an asset.

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

Candidates must have a Ph.D., with a first degree in Civil Engineering. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable. 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. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit applications, which include a statement of teaching and research interests, names and addresses of three referees, and copies of up to three recent publications, to:

Professor Mohamed Meguid, Chair,
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University,
817 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0C3
or by e-mail to:

  • 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, at 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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Contact Information

  • Prof. Mohamed Meguid
    Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    McGill University
    817 Sherbrooke St. West
    Macdonald Engineering Building - Room 492
    Montreal, QC H3A 0C3

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