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Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering

Employer: University of Manitoba

Closing Date: 16/06/2021

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Job Description:

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Engineering (Position 30167) commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate: 1) must hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering and doctoral degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related discipline; 2) must be registered or eligible for registration as a member of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba; 3) will be expected to develop and teach Civil and Environmental Engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) will be expected to establish an externally funded and sustainable research program, and 5) must possess excellent communication and leadership skills.

Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, student mentorship and supervision, and professional service to the Department, the Faculty, the University and the community.

We are particularly interested in candidates who complement the existing research expertise in the Department ( and have a demonstrated record of research and publications in the area of Environmental Engineering. The candidate is expected to develop a research program with scientific and industrial applications in environmental engineering to address one of the following: environmental issues in Northern Climate regions, emerging contaminants, climate change adaptation, resilience of environmental systems, and sustainability of environmental systems.

The Environmental Engineering Group constitutes a core portion of the Civil Engineering Department. The group has established collaborations both within the Faculty and the University, and with external industry and Canadian research networks. Its funding comes from NSERC, the City of Winnipeg, rural municipalities, and consulting industries. The Environmental Engineering Group has several state of the art Research and Testing Laboratories that includes recently upgraded teaching laboratories

The Department of Civil Engineering ( has twenty-two faculty members, thirteen support staff, and approximately two hundred and seventy undergraduate and one hundred and sixty graduate students. Approximately thirty percent of faculty members and thirty percent of students at both the graduate and undergraduate level are female.

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada was established in 1877 and is the largest university in the Province of Manitoba. It is also Manitoba’s most comprehensive and research-intensive institution. Located in the famous Red River Valley, Winnipeg is a cosmopolitan city known for its rich cultural environment, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, opera and many theaters. It provides a high quality life at a modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country in North America, including Lake Winnipeg, the eleventh largest with the world-class beach. The region also offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons, camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, etc. More information can be found at

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Review of applications will begin May 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three samples of publications, and names and contacts of three references. Applications must be submitted by email to Please combine all documents in one Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file and indicate the position 30167 on all correspondence.

Enquiries about this search should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

Dagmar Svecova, PhD, P.Eng.
Professor and Head,
Department of Civil Engineering
Phone (204) 474-9180

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.