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Tenure-Track Position in Construction Engineering and Management

Last updated: October 6, 2020, 9:19 a.m.

Job title: Faculty Position in Construction Engineering and Management
Position code: 20_T_BCEE_M
Date posted: October 6, 2020
Application deadline: January 5, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering seeks outstanding candidates to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) with expertise in one or more of the following areas related to finance and automation of constructed facilities: finance of large-scale construction projects, economics and cost engineering, financing structures of constructed facilities and built infrastructure, project valuation and appraisal, risk allocation, bankability and mitigation in project-financed transactions, construction insurance and liabilities, public-private financing models, innovative developments in construction automation such as digitalization, virtualization and remote sensing technologies in the delivery of constructed facilities. Exceptional candidates in other related emerging areas of Construction Engineering and Management will also be considered. The appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

Qualifications and assets

All applicants must hold a PhD in Construction Engineering and Management, or related areas in Civil Engineering. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required. Academic and professional excellence is of prime importance. The candidate will conduct independent scholarly research, attract strong external funding and demonstrate industrial application of their research activities. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the supervision of MASc and PhD students, and to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Excellent communication skills are required, and industry experience is an asset.

Applicants must indicate how their expertise would complement existing research and teaching in CEM in the Department and raise its profile in this area. The successful applicant must complement and strengthen the overall capacity for research and teaching of faculty members in the Department.

The language of instruction at Concordia University is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset. As one of the largest cities in North America, Montreal has a strong construction industry, and the candidate will have potential opportunities to establish contacts with the local industry and build a highly collaborative and impactful research program.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Ashutosh Bagchi, Professor and Chair (email: Chair-BCEE.encs@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_T_BCEE_M, a detailed curriculum vitae (identifying five of their publications that best describe their research excellence in relation to the advertised position), teaching and research statements and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by January 5, 2021 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 July 2021 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 background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and 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
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

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

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.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.



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