On 25th Sept 2018, 2 days ago, I just officially graduated from doctoral degree program in structural engineering field. However, my phd record is not really outstanding. I mean, I only have two publication, with only one is from good journal. The thing is I just realized that I am not really good at the research topic I did in my doctoral program, but I could not do much at that time since my phd was funded by my supervisor, so I ended up spending my 4 year doing something I am not into it.

and now I am looking for any opportunity for me to get a job oversea such as in Canada (I have been in love with this country), I am still thinking what kind of job that can fit me with my current state. I have been also checking for teaching jobs at high school because I think university faculty position eligibility requirements are too high for me.

I have my bachelor degree in civil engineering, master in civil engineering as well in Indonesia, and I got my PhD in engineering in Japan. I have been thinking so hard where to go, industry, university, or schools

I would really appreciate if anyone can help me find ideas to land me to Canada and settle life there

best regards, Cindy

  • Are you looking for a job in a research institution or a job in 'industry'? The former would probably place a much more significant emphasis on publications than the latter.
    – brhans
    Sep 27, 2018 at 18:23
  • Actually yes I am thinking of any job is fine for me, but as you said, I agree that research institutions require outstanding publication records, and I do not have that
    – user15886
    Sep 28, 2018 at 3:55

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If you want to continue in academia, you should look for post-doc positions. There you will do more research and can bolster your record. That would enable to apply for a beginning academic position like as an assistant professor.

To work as a civil or structural engineer, you would need to become licensed in Canada. Check out this website.

Part of the licensure process will likely include detailed information about your degree programs (courses taken, etc.) plus exams.

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