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Faculty, Building Science Graduate Program

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Position Information

Position Title Faculty, Building Science Graduate Program
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Position Summary
BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment is seeking a full-time, regular (1.0 FTE) Faculty. The Building Science Centre of Excellence in the School of Construction and the Environment, British Columbia Institute of Technology has introduced Western Canada’s first ever Graduate Program in Building Science with two degrees: a Master of Engineering in Building Science and a Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science in September 2011. The Graduate Program aims to establish a regional education and research capacity in Building Science and Building Engineering, advance the state of practice in building design and construction, promote sustainable design and innovation, and become a recognized knowledge-based node in the global network of building science experts.
Duties & Responsibilities

Currently, the Building Science Graduate Program is looking for a talented team oriented individual to fill a challenging research and teaching position. Candidates with research and teaching experience on offsite construction systems including modular, panelized and hybrid systems, with emphasis on structural performance and evaluation of alternative systems and technologies, are encouraged to apply. The main roles and responsibilities of the faculty are as follows:
  • Develop and establish research foci and expertise on offsite construction systems with emphasis on structural performance and in line with the strategic direction of the program
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Supervise graduate students’ research projects
  • Develop collaborations with researchers within BCIT, and from other universities and research institutes
  • Develop partnership with industry stakeholders and solicit research funding from government agencies and industry stakeholders, and provide industry services
  • Conduct applied research consistent with the strategic directions of the Institute and the School
  • Assist the program Director in setting up research priorities
  • Assist the program Director in preparing operational budgets
  • Serve on committees for the School, the Institute, and industry associations
  • Actively engage in scholarly activities and produce publications

  • PhD in Engineering or a related field and a minimum of three to five years current, related research and teaching experience
  • Experience in structural design and analysis of offsite construction systems and components
  • Experience in modeling and prefabrication of two- and three-dimensional building systems and components
  • Knowledge of advanced fabrication (manufacturing) methods, software and assembling techniques.
  • Good knowledge of physical, mechanical and hygrothermal properties of building materials
  • Experience in timber engineering and mass timber construction is an asset
  • Demonstrated success in writing research proposals and securing research funding
  • Proven ability to produce quality publications in the field of specialization
  • Experience in post-secondary environment and teaching experience would be an asset
  • Good organizational skills and high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, demonstrating an excellent command of the English language
  • Project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage budgets and adhere to timelines would be an asset
  • Recent industry experience would be a strong asset
  • Eligibility for registration as a professional engineer
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation (or more, depending on your position)
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined contribution pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT PTS courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more
Salary Range Salary Range: $56,845 - $99,571 per annum
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Position Details

Posting Category Faculty
School/Service Area SOCE Dean's Office
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 07/18/2022
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 22FSA121
Competition Open Date 07/23/2022
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents