Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering

CIVIL - Geotechnical Engineering


The Department of Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering invites applications for a professorial stream, tenure-track appointment in Geotechnical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


A Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion by the start of the appointment in Geotechnical Engineering is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication, and service.  The successful candidate shall also demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession in Canada by being licensed as a Professional Engineer or by becoming licensed soon after appointment.


Applicants should have an ongoing program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: numerical and experimental geotechnics related to saturated, unsaturated and frozen soils, and other geomaterials such as waste and mine tailings. Other focus areas of this position can include: geotechnical field instrumentation and monitoring for geohazards; environmental geotechnics; energy geotechnics; experimental geochemistry; transportation geotechnics; and mining geotechnics and modelling.


The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. 


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2019. You should complete the online application process at A complete application includes a cover letter with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three sample publications, and the names and contact information for three references.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Rashid Bashir, Chair of the Search Committee at

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at  or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.  Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.