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Assistant Professor - Water Resources Engineering

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Position Title Assistant Professor - Water Resources Engineering
Posting Number F479P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Civil & Resource Engineering
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a probationary tenure-track faculty position in water resources engineering at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, research and teaching. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, supervise graduate student research, participate in service activities at the Department level and beyond, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry, as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in either Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. Applicants should possess a PhD in either engineering or science, with a focus on water resources, and be eligible and committed to registration as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian province.

The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering has established research strengths in the area of water resources engineering, with productive research programs in water and wastewater treatment, hydrology, hydrogeology and geoenvironmental engineering.

We are seeking applicants who can complement and build on these strengths and have research expertise in one of the following areas:
  1. Coastal hydraulics, and the design/protection of coastal infrastructure,
  2. Urban (municipal) hydraulics/hydrology, or
  3. Fluvial hydraulics.
The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in hydraulics and hydrotechnical engineering, and supervise senior design projects in areas of water resources engineering. Dalhousie University is located in the urban centre of Halifax, Nova Scotia with nearby access to world-class coastal and fluvial research sites including the megatidal Bay of Fundy and its dykelands as well as many high-energy sandy beaches. Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering is also home to the Centre for Water Resources Studies, which is an established and vibrant research cluster that works closely with a variety of government and industrial partners.

Persons wishing to be considered for this position should apply on PeopleAdmin. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter, research statement that clearly outlines fit with the position requirements (maximum 2 pages), statement of teaching interests/philosophy (maximum 2 pages), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees. It is anticipated that the position will begin on July 1, 2024.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 07/01/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of referees
Optional Documents