Tenure-Track Instructor, Geomatics Engineering

Employeur : University of Calgary
Zone géographique : Calgary, Canada
Date de parution : 15 décembre 2015

Job ID: 9585
Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in the area of surveying and mapping with a preferred start date of July 1, 2016.  The Department is interested in applicants with a demonstrated background and ability to teach courses in land tenure and cadastral systems, survey law, land use planning and hydrographic surveying. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in these areas as well as fundamental courses in general engineering and geomatics engineering.

An instructor is an academic staff member whose primary role is instruction. Research and scholarly activity related to engineering education and pedagogy is strongly encouraged. In addition to course teaching load, instructors are expected to participate in undergraduate project supervision and in administrative duties, such as committee service.  

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in undergraduate (and possibly graduate) education and in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  A demonstrated ability to teach both small and large classes over a wide range of undergraduate courses in engineering is preferred.  Candidates should have strong oral and written English communication skills. All program instruction is in English.

Applicants should have earned a master’s degree in geomatics engineering or a closely related discipline.  Having full-time professional engineering and/or professional surveying work experience will be considered a strong asset.

Candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Information about becoming a professional engineer can be found at http://www.applyatapega.ca/index.htm. Registration in a Canadian jurisdiction as a professional land surveyor will be an asset.

Applications are encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until February 28, 2016. Review of applications will commence March 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals are requested to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and the name and contact information of at least three referees along with responses to the following two statements (each statement may be a maximum of 2 pages):

  1. Teaching interests with respect to technical subject areas and how you would plan and deliver a traditional technical engineering course.
  2. How can technology enhance teaching and learning experiences?

Applications should be addressed to:

Derek Lichti, PhD Peng
Professor and Head
Department of Geomatics Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Applications should be sent via email to geomatic@ucalgary.ca.

Salary is competitive and will be determined according to the successful applicant's accomplishments, experience and qualifications.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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 questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
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About Calgary, Alberta
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