Assistant Professor - Geotechnical Engineering

Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.  We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations. Further information is available at

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. Candidates with significant academic and/or industrial experience may be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will contribute to the Department's goal of establishing a state-of-the-art advanced experimental geotechnics facility, focused on laboratory and field testing of saturated, unsaturated and frozen soils, and other geomaterials, such as waste and mine tailings. Other focus areas of this position include: geotechnical field instrumentation and monitoring; experimental geochemistry; geosynthetics; transportation geotechnics; and, mining geotechnics. The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate geotechnical engineering courses.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario; and, be eligible for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ideal candidate will have post-doctoral and/or industrial experience and a demonstrated track record of excellence (or a clear promise of excellence) in teaching, research and professional practice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the ability to participate in partnerships with industry and/or other public institutions and demonstrated expertise and leadership in teaching and curricular innovation at the undergraduate and graduate level.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applicants should complete an on-line application at: A complete on-line application should include a cover letter (clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered, their professional engineering registration status, and citizenship); a detailed CV; a teaching statement; a statement of research interests and plan; three sample research publications; and names and contact details of at least three references. Complete applications must be received by November 30, 2017. Informal enquiries about the Department of Civil Engineering and this position may be made to Professor Jit Sharma, PhD, PEng (, Chair of Department of Civil Engineering.