Assistant Professor (Hydroinformatics) (tenure-track)

University of British Columbia
Okanagan, BC, Canada
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Faculty of Applied Science - School of Engineering

The School of Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Hydroinformatics.

The research undertaken at the School of Engineering strives to reduce environmental footprints and enhance the health and resiliency of our built environment. The Civil Engineering program has also introduced a unique Resilient Infrastructure Management option to train the next generation of engineers. Data analytics is key to this initiative and is an area of strength for the Okanagan campus and the School of Engineering. Four new positions will further strengthen this growing research cluster with applications to civil engineering. Further information on the School is available at

Applicants must have a strong research record or demonstrated potential to achieve excellence in research and a commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must also have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related discipline and should either have or be eligible to pursue, registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.  The successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. levels and provide service to the University and the community.

Water research is a strong focus for the Okanagan campus. This position will support water resource engineering, environmental sustainability and resilient infrastructure management research in the School of Engineering.  This position will mainly focus on the applications of information technology and data analytics to solve diverse aquatic problems in the built and natural environment.

Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: hydraulics, hydrology, open channel flow, urban and stormwater management. Research interests can also include climate change impacts on the water cycle, water sustainability, water distribution and wastewater collection, irrigation engineering, hydro-technical aspects of dams and/or other areas related to water resources engineering. Expertise in stochastic modelling, data analytics, numerical modelling, and geographic information systems will be considered an asset. Applicants with a PhD in Civil Engineering or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants should provide the following:
- cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- statement of teaching philosophy,
- statement of research interests, accomplishments, and vision,
- statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion and how their teaching and research would contribute to a diverse academic environment,
- and a list of four referees.
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format is preferred. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. For assistance please contact, .

The initial closing date for applications is May 31, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Appointments are expected to commence on or after July 1, 2020.




Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.