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Organization Name University of Northern British Columbia, College of Science & Management
Job Responsibilities/Description

The University of Northern British Columbia seeks an exceptional candidate for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (other ranks may be considered) in the newly created Environmental Engineering degree program offered jointly by UNBC and the University of British Columbia (, subject to budgetary approval. We are looking for an individual who will develop an excellent research and teaching program (BASc, BSc, MSc and PhD) in environmental fluid dynamics of surface waters with a sound theoretical base complimented by empirical, numerical and/or physical approaches. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a related area of engineering science, fluid mechanics, physical sciences, or applied mathematics, and will have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Other areas in environmental engineering will also be considered.

Northern British Columbia has excellent opportunities for research in a diversity of natural environments as well as those affected by mining, forestry, oil & gas, and aquaculture. The position will be located within the newly formed interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Chemistry Unit in the College of Science and Management. This program has established strengths in a number of areas including, aquatic, atmospheric, and soil sciences, which complement the strength of other groups in the natural and physical sciences in the College. The successful applicant will utilize existing links and build new links with industry, communities, governments and institutions in Northern British Columbia and beyond to develop a collaborative research program. UNBC has state-of-the-art facilities, including: a fully equipped and staffed Central Equipment Laboratory (with SEM, XRD, FTIR Microscope, Capillary Electrophoresis, Auto-Analyzer, NMR, Particle Size Analyzer, Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer, Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph, Inductively Coupled Plasma Analyzer, etc.), an Automated DNA Sequencing Facility, and a new High Performance Computing Facility (with 28 processor SGI Origin 3000 server), and a newly opened Quesnel River Research Centre in Likely, B.C. See for more information.

Prince George is a regional center of 80,000 located in the heart of British Columbia, which has easy access to major centers in western Canada and the USA, and can offer a rich cultural life with an excellent symphony, live theatre and a new art gallery. Sports facilities are extensive and opportunities for outdoor recreation are superb.

Qualifications for the position include a PhD in an applicable area described above, postdoctoral experience, a broad perspective in aquatic science, and Professional Engineering registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, or eligibility to pursue registration.

Please forward your curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement of research and teaching interests, the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses) and samples of up to three peer-reviewed publications, quoting competition # FAEE34-02 to: Dr. Deborah Poff, Vice President Academic & Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-7300. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Ron Thring, Program Chair, Tel: (250) 960-5804. Fax: (250) 960-5845. Email: Applications received before February 28, 2003 will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Close Date February 28, 2003

Apply to:
Dr. Deborah Poff
Vice President Academic & Provost
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9
Fax: (205) 960-7300