Job ID: 142889

Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering

University of Toronto

  • Jun. 9, 2020
 
  • Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering
  • Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
  • http://civmin.utoronto.ca
  • University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON
    Canada
 
  • Aug. 31, 2020
  • Jan. 1, 2021
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
 
 

The Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of sustainable structural systems. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2021, or soon thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in civil engineering, or a related discipline by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who have a background in structural engineering and demonstrate research excellence in ideally one or more of the following areas: wood and timber structures, hybrid steel or concrete – timber structures, relevant building and bridge code issues, structural mechanics, large-scale structural testing, advanced numerical modelling and related areas. Applicants must indicate how their expertise would complement existing research and teaching in the Structural Engineering group and extend the impact of the department. The successful applicant must complement and strengthen the overall capacity for research and teaching of several current faculty members in the Department. It is preferred that candidates have an undergraduate degree in engineering and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program. The candidate will also be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and departmental service.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research as evidenced primarily by a record on published papers in top-ranked and field relevant journals, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, the submitted research statement, participation in top conferences, presenting research at other prominent venues, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by the teaching dossier submitted with the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and excellent teaching evaluations as well as strong endorsements from referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto hosts two highly ranked undergraduate programs, the Civil Engineering Program and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research.

All applications must be submitted online at http://careers.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/, search for job# 20011560. Applications should be addressed to Professor Brent Sleep, Chair of the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, and must include: (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a concise statement (3 pages maximum) of research interests, objectives and accomplishments, (iii) up to three examples of publications or working papers and (iv) a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also ask three referees to send a letter to the Search Committee at facultysearch.civmin@utoronto.ca, commenting on the applicant’s experience and ability in teaching and research and with the applicant’s name "+ reference letter" in the subject line. All three reference letters must be received for an application to be considered; it is your responsibility to make sure your referees send us the letters while the position remains open.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Please direct any questions to Professor Sleep at chair.civil@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 31, 2020.

The University of Toronto is located in Toronto, a large multicultural city offering many cultural, professional, and research opportunities. The student body at the University reflects the diversity of the city. The breadth of the University provides numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.


  • The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Professor Brent Sleep, Chair
    Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
    University of Toronto
    35 St. George Street Room 107
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
    Canada
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  • 416-978-3096
  • chair.civil@utoronto.ca


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