Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomaterials

The Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor in broad areas relevant to geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, geochemistry, and geomaterials. In addition, applicants focusing on thermodynamic-kinetic, rheological, and data-driven modeling are invited. The ideal candidate should demonstrate intellectual depth and promise for high-quality research as well as a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborate across disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 35 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $16 million, and U.S. News and World Report graduate program rankings of 21st for civil engineering and 26th for environmental engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, nine NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Institute for CyberScience, Larson Transportation Institute, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards, and the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, among others. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $900 million annually. The university is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis. Please see cee.psu.edu for additional information about the department.

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Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, or closely related discipline, at the start of the appointment. The new hire will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is expected to enhance the department’s existing curriculum.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three publications, and contact information for four references. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2019. Review of received applications will continue through December 2019. Apply to job 90654 at psu.jobs

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Published 15/09/2019 18:22
Ming Xiao