This is a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor level, commencing 1 September 2009, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experienceApplicants must hold a PhD in engineering and will have relevant experience in harsh environment or arctic engineering. The successful candidate must have an undergraduate degree in engineering and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Cold Region Engineering will become an integral part of an established group of researchers and educators in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, whose programs in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

The Chair will establish, promote and maintain a strong emphasis on engineering for the harsh ocean and arctic environments offshore. The Chair will be expected to focus his/her teaching and research program on cold regions, harsh environments, and arctic issues. Examples of such research programs could include (but are not limited to): cold regions pipelines, fixed structures in ice, floating structures in ice, and subsea developments in remote locations.

The Chair will have a teaching load that is half the norm in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chair will be expected to develop a funded research program and establish links with other researchers at and beyond Memorial, as well as with industry. Graduate students are expected to be an integral part of the Chair's research program activities. The Chair will have an established reputation with industry and be expected to maintain close contacts.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please view the website.

This Chair position is sponsored by the Wood Group. It is an international energy services company with $5 billion sales, employing more than 27,000 people worldwide, and operating in 46 countries. For further information about the Wood Group, please view the website.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees, a one-page statement of teaching and research interests, and copies of three relevant technical publications to:

Dr. John Quaicoe, Dean (Pro Tempore)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5
Fax: 709-737-8975

Applications must be received by Monday, 25 May 2009.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

For further information, please contact:

John Quaicoe 
Phone: 709-737-8810