Chair, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology Program

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership
Job Description: 

McMaster University and Mohawk College have a long, proven history of successful, collaborative academic programming. Forged across a wide range of disciplines and building on their reputations for innovative teaching and learning, the partnership has thrived and continues to gain strength as new programs are created and more established programs are enhanced and revised. In consultation with industry, the McMaster University Faculty of Engineering and the Mohawk College School of Engineering Technology developed the Bachelor of Technology Partnership, a unique concept for, and a fresh approach to, the shared delivery of education in engineering, technology and management in Ontario. As the new Chair of the Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology Program, you will have ownership and overall responsibility for the successful delivery – and future growth – of the program including program development and expansion, curriculum development and staffing, student recruitment and advisement, teaching, and quality management. This is an exciting opportunity to lead, with a high degree of autonomy, the ongoing development and expansion of a successful program at the forefront of engineering and management studies and to direct a program with a strong emphasis on learning and pedagogy. You will have the opportunity to teach in a collegial, highly-collaborative environment in which you will ensure currency of program objectives and relevancy of curriculum by continually bridging academia and industry. Key Qualifications - Minimum Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario - Experience teaching at the university level with a strong commitment to and demonstrated ability in classroom instruction - Program management experience, including curriculum development, staffing and student recruitment. - Exceptional communication skills; self-motivated and solutions-oriented; personable and friendly - Industry experience an asset as is knowledge of infrastructure design, inspection, repair and maintenance; an interest in sustainability is desired This is a contractually-limited appointment (up to three years, with opportunity for renewal) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity, please reply in confidence, with a current resume referencing the position, to Amrop Knightsbridge at We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.