Internal Posting for a Tenure-Track Teaching Intensive Assistant Professor Position – Deartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
City : Windsor
Category : See posting on website
Industry : Education
Employer : University of Windsor
(This posting is open to current sessional instructors who have taught in the Department of CIvil and Environmental Engineering within the two (2) previous academic years)The University of Windsor’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track Teaching Intensive (TIF) position, at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing as early as May 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.
Located at one of Canada’s major international intersections, the University of Windsor, considered to be Canada’s most personal comprehensive university, and plays a leading role in the future of the region and the Province of Ontario. The Faculty of Engineering, with over 1000 undergraduate and 2500 graduate students, offers several thriving programs within the University with strong connections to the community and industry. The world-class Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI) offers a unique and robust teaching and research space for students and faculty.
The Faculty of Engineering is committed to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigenization, and decolonization (EDI-ID). In 2022, the Faculty hired an EDI Advisor who is actively developing and integrating best practices to foster a welcoming and inclusive work and study space. The Faculty offers the Elevate Scholarship that provides financial support to students from equity groups, including women and nonbinary students, Indigenous students, and Black students. The faculty is currently revising undergraduate and graduate curricula to integrate EDI principles and Indigenous ways of knowing, living, and being. There are several ongoing gender-based and sexual violence prevention initiatives, such as professional development workshops and public awareness campaigns, to support female and gender-diverse engineering students and faculty.
The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate, undergraduate, and professional courses to support internal and external programs serviced by the department. This TIF position will develop and/or teach up to eight (8) courses per year. It will:
- primarily support our Master’s of Engineering program, which has a large international student population seeking professional instruction; and
- secondarily, support our well-established undergraduate civil engineering curriculum.
The successful candidate must be able to provide expert instruction in the primary teaching scope of structural analysis, design, and applications. Candidates are expected to be knowledgeable in using current and industry standard software relevant to structural applications. Examples of subject expertise and teaching include but are not limited to: statics; mechanics of civil engineering materials; wood, steel, and/or concrete design; design codes. Because of the many challenges facing our society, the department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach civil engineering in the broader context of climate change adaptation; the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs); and/or Indigenous Ways of Knowing.
The successful candidate is also expected to be knowledgeable and provide basic to intermediate instruction in other subject areas as commonly found in civil engineering undergraduate curriculum. The TIF position will not be responsible for teaching in all possible topics in civil engineering, but should be comfortable with several subjects outside of the primary scope of structural engineering. Candidates are strongly encouraged to review our current undergraduate and graduate curriculum at https://www.uwindsor.ca/engineering/civil/ to familiarize themselves with our current and forthcoming courses.
The successful candidate must have:
- a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field (e.g., structural engineering);
- an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering;
- a demonstrated commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching;
- a minimum of 3 years industry experience relevant to the primary teaching scope;
- a teaching record with demonstrated expertise in structural analysis, design, and applications;
- demonstrated, additional knowledge in common civil engineering subjects as outlined above;
- demonstrated examples of teaching effectiveness, such as course outlines, teaching certifications, course development, prior course evaluations (e.g., peer and/or student evaluations);
- demonstrated commitment to growing and maintaining their skills as evidenced by teaching seminars or training, completed professional development courses in teaching and learning, such as course and curriculum design and alignment, cross-cultural pedagogical issues, student engagement, effective assessment and learning outcomes.
- excellent written and oral communication skills;
- demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to support the best practices of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigenization, and decolonization; and
- Professional Engineer designation in Canada, or demonstrated eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario or another Canadian equivalent licensing body. The candidate must achieve their PEng licence by the time of tenure and promotion to associate professor.
The successful candidate will also provide service duties in the department, such as providing Academic Advising or participating in developing the curriculum. Knowledge of the reporting and continual improvement requirements for CEAB accreditation (i.e., Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes, etc.) would be an asset. Teaching Intensive Faculty positions carry no expectation of research in their regular duties. However, a research record will be viewed favourably for those candidates with the ability and experience presenting highly technical materials to expert audiences (e.g., conference presentations), and whose teaching has been informed and strengthened through their research accomplishments.
This hire aligns with the bold imperatives of the University of Windsor strategic plan, Aspire: Together for Tomorrow, ratified Spring 2023. The University embraces a people-first philosophy grounded in a culture of academic excellence and deep belonging. Among key strategic priorities are advancing the journey towards truth and reconciliation; building a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive university; ensuring a high-quality teaching, learning, and student experience; engaging in impactful research, scholarship, and creative activity; fostering a safe, welcoming, and sustainable campus; and engaging in local and global partnerships. The University has already made significant strides on many of these key files, and we are seeking applicants interested in working alongside us to advance them even further. Driven by the University’s commitment to anti-racism, the Black Studies Institute was established in 2023 supported by a historic cohort hiring initiative that has brought thirteen Black scholars to UWindsor across several of our faculties. The recent cohort of new faculty joining the University (over 50) is among the most diverse in our history.
Our campus is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We are making steady progress on the Indigenization of academic programming, an Indigenous Strategic plan, and a cohort hire of Indigenous faculty in 2018-19 followed by additional hiring. Our students mirror the extraordinary cultural richness of our region, one of the most diverse in all of Canada. And we have strong global partnerships and commitments, which are reflected in the increasing number of graduate and undergraduate students we attract from across the world. The University is a signatory to the Scarborough Charter, participates in the Federal 50/30 Challenge, and endorses the Government of Canada’s Dimensions Charter.
The University of Windsor is a Canadian public, comprehensive research university enrolling over 16,000 students, including 5700 graduate students. It offers more than 280 academic programs and certificates, including 70 master’s and doctoral degrees across its nine faculties: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Human Kinetics; Law; Nursing; and Science. It also houses a medical program through the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. Tenured and tenure-track faculty number about 600.
- a letter of application, including a statement confirming eligibility to work in Canada;
- a statement outlining 1) the candidate’s expertise in structural engineering; 2) up to three other areas of civil engineering that the candidate can capably offer instruction; and 3) their perspective on how teaching can be contextualized with respect to climate change; UN SDGs; and/or Indigenous Knowledge.
- a curriculum vitae;
- a one-page statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization and Indigenization;
- a teaching dossier or portfolio demonstrating potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/502/teaching-dossiers);
- academic transcripts and any relevant certifications; and
- three (3) contacts for references with at least one being from outside the University of Windsor. These referees will be contacted only for shortlisted candidates.
The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement by March 5, 2024 . Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
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Position Number: # 002543TI-2024-CEE
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.