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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position, Laval University, Canada

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position – Chair for Leadership in Teaching (CLT) on Sustainable Design & Construction of Wood Structures

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

General information
The Department of Civil and Water Engineering is composed of 25 professors working in geotechnics, hydraulics, water and environment, structures and materials. It houses internationally recognized research chairs, research centres and research groups. It offers two undergraduate programs, one in civil engineering and the other in water engineering. There are currently over 560 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Quebec City, Université Laval prides itself as the oldest French-speaking university in North America which has served as a catalyst for change in Canada and many other nations around the world. With its vibrant academic and campus life, the university welcomes about 4,000 international students from over 100 countries every year.

Position description
The Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Université Laval, invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor under the newly created Chair for Leadership in Teaching (CLT) of sustainable design and construction of wood structures. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Teach (or develop) undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of structural and materials engineering, especially in structural wood design and construction; The teaching of the fundamental principles of the design of structures using wood in a multi-material context and sustainable development will be highlighted;
- Develop a strong, externally funded research program in the field of structural engineering, particularly in the sustainable design and construction of innovative wood structures, and also engage in the supervision of graduate students; Knowledge in the following areas would be considered an asset: life cycle cost analysis, eco-design and decarbonisation;
- Develop and participate in partnerships with industry, especially the wood industry;
- Undertake university administrative duties and participate fully in the collective responsibilities of the Engineering Faculty and Department.

Candidates for the CLT will have to demonstrate pedagogical innovation and use of integrated teaching methods, combining classroom lectures with practical field training. They will be required to demonstrate a strong record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, research,
and graduate student supervision, particularly in the area of sustainable design and construction of wood structures. They must possess solid expertise in this field. Applicants must demonstrate the following:
- hold a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering (or an equivalent degree) and have (or about to obtain) a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline;
- strong record of, or evidence of potential for, developing and conducting a high caliber externally-funded research program;
- strong record of, or evidence of potential for, excellence in teaching and development of innovative teaching methods in the relevant discipline; – strong interest in the leadership of the Chair for Leadership in Teaching (CLT) of sustainable design and construction of wood structures;
- ability to work collaboratively with other researchers in the field of engineering and beyond;
- good oral and written communication skills in French (or be strongly committed to develop them);
- registration as a professional engineer of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (or be eligible for and committed to registration in the short term).

A demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate levels will receive particular attention.

The selected candidate will be called upon to collaborate on teaching practices with two other holders of Chair for Leadership in Teaching (aluminium and steel). Likewise, this person will be called upon to collaborate with the department’s researchers in the field of structures and materials in the context of infrastructures including several materials (steel, aluminum, concrete, wood and composite materials); He or she will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at the Laval University Structural Laboratory, which was partially funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec.

Employment conditions
The rank and salary are dependent on qualifications, experience and on prevailing collective agreement.

Posting End Date : January 15th 2018 ; the University will continue to receive applications after that date until such time as the position is filled

Position Start Date : June 2018

Interested persons are requested to submit a dossier containing: a detailed curriculum vitae, a presentation page, a description of the field of competence (max 1 page), a presentation in order to clearly demonstrate that the candidate has the capacity to implement an innovative pedagogy in teaching in the field of wood structures (max 4 pages), a presentation of the proposed research program (max 4 pages ) and the names and full contact details of three persons to whom the candidate will have requested references. Please submit your application to:

Paul Lessard, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Acting Head
Université Laval,
Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, local 1916-B
1065, avenue de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Further information on the Department of Civil and Water Engineering can be found at : https://www.gci.ulaval.ca/accueil/

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