Assistant Professor of Teaching - introduction to the Mineral Resource Industry, Surface and Underground Mine Design...

School/Institution:The University of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Discipline: Other

Employment Type:Full-time


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The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Applied Science

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Tenure Track Position

Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia.

The individual will be expected to teach and contribute to undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: introduction to the mineral resource industry, surface and underground mine design, and a senior design (capstone) course. The individual will also be expected to contribute to educational leadership including but not limited to playing a leadership role in undergraduate education in the Institute by creating and disseminating education innovations which impact teaching and learning beyond their classroom. This could include curriculum development, improvements in teaching and learning methods, and the refinement of methods to assess the attributes and abilities of undergraduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in service activities in the University as well as in the academic and professional community.

In addition to having potential for teaching excellence, the ideal applicant will be a Professional Engineer with experience in mining engineering practice and who possesses a keen interest or demonstrated experience in development and implementation of teaching and learning activities that support a modern education in mining engineering and mineral resources. An important component of these leadership activities is the effective measurement of student abilities in design, the use of engineering tools, communication, professionalism, and the pursuit of life-long learning, as required for accreditation by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. (

Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in Mining Engineering or a closely related field and either be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer (PEng) with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (see

The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering is a large industry-linked mining school with a global perspective. It takes pride in the quality of its student relations and teaching, based on a strong association with industry. Further information about the Institute is available at

Interested applicants should submit an application that consists of the following: a covering letter with a summary biography and a statement whether or not the applicant is legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and approach, a statement describing your experience working with and supporting a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline (up to 1 page), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia's Human Resources online careers page:

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Location: Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group: Faculty (Fac Assn)

Job Category: Regular

Classification Title: Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure track)

Business Title: Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure track)

VP/Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science

Department: Mining Engineering

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Desired Start Date: July 1, 2021

Funding Type: Budget Funded

Closing Date: April 30, 2021

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