Civil Engineering - Water resources

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Water Resources Engineering.  Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate significant academic and/or industrial experience.  The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate who will lead the Department’s goal of establishing a multi-faceted research program on water security, water quality, and sustainable use of water resources in the context of climate change and variability. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research expertise in one or more of the following areas: assessing the impact of climate change and variability on surface and ground water resources; developing techniques for achieving water use efficiency in agricultural, rural and urban settings; water distribution and management systems; developing tools and techniques for numerical simulation and prediction of natural and engineered hydrological systems. The successful candidate will also play a key role in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, hydraulic structures, water security, and water distribution and management systems.

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.

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 candidates wishes to be considered; a detailed CV; a teaching dossier; a statement of research interests and plan; and names and contact details of at least three references.  Complete applications must be received by  November 30, 2015. 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. 


About the Lassonde School of Engineering

Solving our greatest challenges takes more than technical talent alone.  The world needs engineers with passion + perspective:  Renaissance EngineersTM.  The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto is designed to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.

Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering has a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and computer science, and a thriving research enterprise.  The School was founded with a $25-million donation from mining entrepreneur Pierre Lassonde, and is led by founding Dean and Renaissance Engineer Janusz Kozinski.  There are currently 2000 undergraduates in 11 programs, 200 graduate students, 100 professors and 4 academic departments.  The School’s new home, with state of the art research and innovative teaching spaces, opened in September 2015.

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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.