Concordia University



Extended Term Appointment in Construction Engineering and Management

Date posted: January 15, 2020

Application deadline: February 20, 2020

Position code: 18_E_BCEE_M_R

The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for an Extended Term Appointment (ETA) faculty member in the area of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at the rank of Lecturer. Applicants must possess a PhD or equivalent degree in CEM or a related areas of civil engineering discipline, particularly, infrastructure engineering systems. Exceptional candidates in other areas of civil engineering may also be considered.  The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching a broad range of courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the department. ETA faculty members will be assigned core undergraduate courses and may be also assigned graduate courses.

Under the provisions of the CUFA Collective Agreement, the primary responsibility of an ETA is course delivery with an expectation to teach up to seven courses in an academic year.  ETAs may also be asked to supervise students’ project work, and contribute to Department and program administration, including the implementation of CEAB Graduate Attributes. The initial appointment is for an approximately three-year period with the possibility of reappointment subject to the availability of work and a positive evaluation of the individual’s performance.  Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.  Knowledge of French is an asset. Teaching experience and/or industry experience in CEM, as well as, complementarity to faculty members in that area, are valuable assets.

How to Apply

Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (18_E_BCEE_M_R), a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of three referees.  Electronic applications should be submitted by February 20, 2020, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

Kindly forward your electronic applications to:

Dr. A. Bagchi, Professor and Chair
Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University
via e-mail at

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

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