University of Alberta


ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104131565
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Instructor, as having muti-roles, will be part of the School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering and reports both to the Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean (Student & Co-op Services). 

The role positions the Faculty of Engineering to expand the development of Faculty and student mentorship initiatives, introduce alternative course and program delivery through Scenario Based Learning, and bring a greater engineering application knowledge and experience into the Faculty of Engineering.  The role will improve the relevance of resource based engineering program delivery to Alberta and Canada in a global marketplace.

This position is intended to leverage the knowledge of an experienced mining and minerals processing industry practitioner to lead the development of scenario based learning classroom delivery and senior engineering student capstone projects; that will enhance the higher level, accreditation based, graduate attribute attainment of engineering students as they move to complete their programs. 


The role will be primarily lecturing in mining engineering in the senior year of mining and mineral processing engineering studies; but also including the development and mentorship of junior Faculty members in applying scenario (experience) based project and hybrid course delivery from an industrial application and operational perspective; providing the links between actual application in the mining industry and associated engineering principles.  Through the mentorship process, it is expected that junior Faculty members will find focus for their graduate level research initiatives relevant to an ever changing resource industry sector and become better positioned for success in such research grant applications. 

As a subset of the position, the inclusion of economic and sustainable evaluations relevant to procurement, operational and maintenance considerations will be expected, that will be transferrable and develop opportunities for collaboration with other engineering disciplines including but not limited to mechanical engineering, chemical and materials engineering, civil and environmental engineering (specifically construction management) and electrical and computer engineering (specifically energy foci).

The incumbent will be expected to participate in outreach activities, including the role of Industry Professor in Residence, mentoring engineering students.  This position comes with an allocated Residence Services place of residence in Engineering House (Lindon House in East Campus Village), which houses 32 students, to which the incumbent would act as an advisor.


  • Relevant engineering degree (preferably in mining engineering), and eligible to register as a professional engineer in the Province of Alberta
  • 10 or more years international experience in the mining, minerals and associated service industry
  • 5 or more years of experience in a General Manager/Executive position or higher
  • 10 or more years of experience in mining related project and economic management preferred, with a balance in direct operational and engineering roles

This position has a term length of 3 years, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching agreement (CAST).

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How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.