Department of Civil Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:59pm

Category: Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Campus: Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

Lakehead University is delighted to announce a transformative evolution of its Faculty of Engineering that will lead to the creation of the ‘Modern Engineering’ paradigm. This ambitious project builds on the successes of the present Faculty of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering, as well as a new BEng + MBA program.

This major initiative provides a unique opportunity for both senior and junior faculty to help lead the creation of innovative teaching and research programs that integrate the diverse areas of Engineering, Law, Business, Sciences and Humanities within the multidisciplinary environment of Lakehead University. 

The Department of Civil Engineering at Lakehead University offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary accredited undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in civil engineering. The Department has diverse expertise in a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in construction, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing on January 1st, 2023. The appointment rank depends on the qualifications, teaching, and research experiences of the successful candidate.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from a recognized university with a specialization in Structural Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates having demonstrated research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) Analysis and design of bridges for dynamic and/or climate change effects; (2) Structural condition assessment, remote sensing, health monitoring and artificial intelligence; (3) Analysis and design of concrete structures including strengthening/retrofitting techniques.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of research excellence through high-quality publications; have the strong ability to develop a vigorous externally funded, high-quality research program; be committed to effective and excellence in teaching and contribute to the academic life of the Department. Synergy to establish collaborative research links with existing members of the Department and across the University is highly desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to be a licensed Professional Engineer with eligibility for membership with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and shall obtain this license within three years from the hire date.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking, and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit

For further information, please contact Dr. Osama (Sam) Salem, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, at  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file quoting Competition Number:  CIV-ENG - 2022-23-04, which includes the following:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement of research interests
  • the names and addresses of three references
  • A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website at

Applicants should submit their electronic applications to:

Laura Parker, Coordinator, Administration & Professional Development
Faculty of Engineering
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or  to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.