Tenure Track Position in Innovation in Construction Engineering & Mgmt. at Concordia University


Tenure-Track Position in Innovation in Construction Engineering and Management

Last updated: September 16, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering and Management
Position code: 
Date posted:
 September 7, 2021
Date revised: September 16, 2021
Application deadline: October 31, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) with specialized knowledge in construction of large-scale intelligent facilities and expertise in one or more of the following areas: smart industrialized and hybrid construction, digital twinning applications, remote sensing and digital-physical integration for construction management, the applications of virtual and augmented reality in management of construction sites, construction automation, and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in construction, digitalization of construction, integrated project delivery, supply chain management. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.  

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Construction Engineering and Management, or closely related areas in Civil Engineering, or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.

The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications, industrial application of their research activities, and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Industrial experience will be a definite asset. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working 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 rapport with the local industry and build a highly collaborative and impactful research program.. 

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Ashutosh Bagchi, Professor and Chair of the Department (email: Chair-BCEE.encs@concordia.ca)

Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_BCEE_M2), 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.

Applicants must explain how their expertise supports specialization in construction of large-scale intelligent facilities and how such expertise complements existing research and teaching skillsets of the CEM group in the Department.

Electronic applications should be submitted by October 31, 2021 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in January 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

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. 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 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.

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.