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Assistant Professor, Wastewater Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Job ID: 19872

Updated: January 17, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Civil Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Wastewater Engineering.     

The successful applicant will align with the University of Calgary's Eyes High strategic vision and support its strategic academic and research priorities of leadership, teaching and research integration, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence.  

You will be an emerging scholar with an original, creative, innovative and forward-looking research program, with demonstrated excellence in wastewater treatment engineering. This will be evidenced by high-quality scholarly output and research impact that demonstrates the potential for independent research leading to peer-evaluated publications, securing of external research funding, active engagement with industry, and supervision of graduate students. You will be able to demonstrate a strong academic background with research expertise in Wastewater Engineering, an ability to work as part of our highly-collaborative research teams, and preferably have participated in municipal, provincial or industrial collaborative research.  Specialization and expertise are required in one or more of the following areas:

  • Municipal and/or industrial wastewater treatment using aerobic granulation 
  • Innovative technologies in advanced biological wastewater treatment (e.g. nutrient removal, resource recovery, etc.)

You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to Water, Wastewater, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering.  You will actively contribute to teaching, curriculum development, graduate student supervision and mentoring, and are expected to provide service in support of the Department, School, University and Profession.  As a member of the University of Calgary community, you will support, and contribute to, equity, diversity and inclusion and a positive working and learning environment.  

To be eligible for consideration candidates must hold a B.Sc. in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent Engineering degree) and a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline; a strong research track record; and evidence of excellence in teaching. Relevant industrial experience is an asset.  Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

You will benefit from a rich ecosystem that includes world-class engineering scholars, a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and a university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships and collaborations, and supports research and teaching excellence.  You will have a unique opportunity to engage with Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA); an innovative partnership between the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary. As part of the Urban Alliance, and our goals to advance wastewater treatment technologies, you will work collaboratively with ACWA, the City of Calgary, and faculty in science, engineering and the university.

Housed within the Schulich School of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering supports Catalyst for a Connected World, while sharpening our focus on sustainable infrastructure that is adaptive to the climates of today and tomorrow. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link and include:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (3 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages)
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (2 pages)

Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2020.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.  

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 



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