The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Geomatics and Geoscience Technologies
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: #22-66

Review of applications will commence by 2 May 2023 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of New Brunswick's Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This position has an anticipated start date of 1 July 2023, or later as may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

This is an opportunity to join a small but powerful department with a strong international reputation in teaching and research, at a time of growth and new opportunities. Forward-thinking applicants with experience in university teaching in the field of geomatics engineering are sought for the position.

The successful applicant will join the faculty team at UNB Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. They will be expected to flexibly deliver a broad range of courses, including courses taught in a hybrid form, focusing on the areas of surveying, geodesy, land use planning, and GIS. They are expected to assume the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies and to be active in other service roles, including engagement with professional, national, and international communities. They should remain familiar with scholarship of teaching and learning, and actively maintain their teaching competency.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Geomatics Engineering and have experience teaching at the university level, as well as experience in service roles. They must be eligible and willing to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of New Brunswick as a condition of tenure, and ideally be affiliated with a professional land surveying association.

The University of New Brunswick is a comprehensive university with over 10,000 students on two campuses. The University has been nurturing discovery and innovation since 1785, and in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering since 1960.

The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering comprises 7 full-time faculty members guiding approximately 100 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. State-of-the-art geomatics data collection, computing and communication hardware and software facilities are available both within the Department and across campus through collaborative research initiatives. Faculty members maintain active collaborations with regional, national, and international partners.

With a population of just over 60,000, the City of Fredericton offers a unique combination of capital-city amenities and a family-friendly small-town lifestyle. It features strong community, vibrant culture, and natural beauty. Further information on both the Department and the City may be found at and respectively.

Applications should be emailed to the attention of Dr. Robert Kingdon, Chair of the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, at [email protected]. Applications should include (a) a cover letter, (b) a teaching dossier including teaching philosophy statement, and (c) a detailed curriculum vitae. The curriculum vitae should include a statement of teaching interests, a list of courses previously taught, a complete publications list, and names of three references with their contact information. Applicants must indicate current citizenship status. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

We recognize that career paths are not always linear and we encourage applicants to explain the impact any career interruptions may have had on their past career. The University of New Brunswick ensures that employment opportunities are accessible to all applicants. To request accommodations at any stage in the recruitment and hiring process, please contact the University's Recruitment & Employee Experience Specialist at 506-453-4648 or [email protected].

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

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The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.